Posted by: aoifelove | December 3, 2016

Christmas Is Coming!

Dear Seventh Grade Parents and Students,

Christmas is coming!  I cannot believe how fast our school year is flying.  Your Seventh Graders have accomplished much this semester, but still have much to study and learn before the end of our school year.  They are doing a great job, and I am very proud of them. Keep up the good work, Seventh Graders! 🙂

Last week in literature, my Seventh Graders continued their reading of Inside the Walls of Troy by Clemence McLaren.  In addition to this, all of my Middle School classes reviewed the definitions of Collective Nouns and Proper Nouns.  Then, they played the Grammar Game to reinforce these definitions.

This week in literature, my Seventh Graders will continue to read  Inside the Walls of Troy, which they are enjoying.  We have just finished Part 1 of the book, in which The Trojan War is told from Helen’s point of view.  Now, we are ready to read Part 2, in which The Trojan War is recounted by Cassandra, a Trojan princess, and daughter of King Priam of Troy.  In addition to this, my students will watch a video of the poem The Lady of Shalott by Alfred Lord Tennyson.  Having read the poem, this video will bring it to life for them.  They will also read The Charge of the Light Brigade by Alfred Lord Tennyson.

My Seventh Graders are still working on their in-class example of how to write a screenplay.  This week, they will continue to learn the format of a screenplay.

Last week in Drama, I continued to cast for A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare. This week, we will begin to block the play.


The Encinitas Holiday Parade will take place today.  All are welcome to attend!  A big THANK YOU to Susan Bachand for designing and decorating the ECDS float! 🙂

The Holiday Program for the Seventh Graders/Middle School will take place on Tuesday, December 13, at 2:00p.m. in the Amphitheater.

The homework for this week is as follows:

  • Work on writing your screenplay.  Complete at least Act 1, Scene 1, for Friday, December 9.

Always in our presentation, we must give something which does not exceed the child’s power, and yet, at the same time, calls forth effort.

~ Maria Montessori

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and have a grand week ahead!


Miss Susan 🙂