Posted by: aoifelove | January 15, 2017

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dear Seventh Grade Parents and Students,

Tomorrow, I hope you all will enjoy your day off school, in honor of Martin Luther King, Junior.  He was a remarkable man, who did much for Civil Liberties, in this great country.

CONGRATULATIONS to all our Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Graders, who did a WONDERFUL JOB on their SCIENCE FAIR PROJECTS.  I was impressed with your topics, your work, and your excellent presentations.  WELL DONE!  GREAT JOB, Miss Lida! 🙂

Last week in literature, my Seventh Graders continued reading  Inside The Walls of Troy.  In addition to this, they resumed the writing of their screenplays, and they worked on their grammar and punctuation/editing workbooks.

I am happy to report that the majority of my Seventh Graders scored A+’s/A’s on the Literary Terms Test, on Friday.  I am so proud of you, Seventh Graders! 🙂

This week in literature, my Seventh Graders will finish reading Inside the Walls of Troy by Clemence McLaren.  They will resume the writing of their screenplays, and this will be the last week for working on their screenplays in class.  They will return to their study of poetry and read “The Charge of the Light Brigade” by Alfred Lord Tennyson (as we ran out of time for this last week).  In addition to this, they will watch the next chapters of To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Then, they will review for their Final Examinations.

Last week in Drama Class, we blocked Scenes 3 and 4 of Shakespeare’s, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.  This week, we will work on blocking two more scenes for our performance.

The homework for this week is as follows:

  • Work on your Screenplays, which are due on Thursday, January 26.
  • Study for your Final Examinations.


  • The First Friday Assembly was rescheduled for Tuesday, January 17, due to the rain.  All are welcome to attend.
  • Finals will be given from January 25 to January 27 (change in the dates from the school calendar).
  • ECDS will host an Open House on Sunday, January 29, from 1:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.  We hope that you will attend.

The time is always right to do what is right. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

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


Miss Susan 🙂