Posted by: aoifelove | December 3, 2016

Christmas Is Coming!

Dear Sixth Grade Parents and Students,

Christmas is coming!  I cannot believe how fast our school year is flying.  Your Sixth 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, Sixth Graders! 🙂

Last week in literature, my Sixth Graders continued their reading of Greek Gods and Heroes by Robert Graves.  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 Sixth Graders will continue to read  Greek Gods and Heroes, which they are enjoying.  They will also watch a video of William Wordsworth’s poem “The Daffodils.”

Some of my Sixth Graders are still working on their in-class example of how to write a stage play.  This week, they will work on writing their own Stage Plays.

Last week in Drama, my Sixth Graders rehearsed for their performance of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.  This week, they will continue with the rehearsals.  Please encourage your child to study his/her cues and lines for the play.  Many thanks!  I will fit my students for their costumes throughout the week.  They are very excited and are looking forward to it.

Reminders:

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 Sixth 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:

  • Study your cues and lines for A Christmas Carol.
  • Work on writing your Stage Play.  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!

Sincerely,

Miss Susan 🙂

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