Posted by: aoifelove | January 15, 2017

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dear Sixth 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 Sixth Graders read and analyzed the poem “Upon Westminster Bridge” by William Wordsworth.  They also read a poem “Books,” written by Sixth Graders, which extols the value of reading books.  They viewed the next three chapters of Jason and the Argonauts, on DVD.  In addition to this, they reviewed Literary Terms, and worked on their punctuation/editing and grammar workbooks.

This week in literature, my Sixth Graders will explore short stories, and I will read aloud children’s short stories written by Oscar Wilde.   They will resume work on their Stage Plays, and this will be the last week for working on them in class.  I will distribute a guideline and they will review for the Final Examinations.  In addition to this, they will continue to watch more chapters of Jason and the Argonauts.

This week in Drama Class, my Sixth Graders will commence reading the play The Tempest by William Shakespeare.  They will act it out, as we read and translate it.  It should be fun!

The homework for this week is as follows:

  • Study for the Literary Terms Test, on Thursday, January 19.  I am giving you an extra day to study, because of the short school week.
  • Work on your Stage Plays, which are due on Wednesday, January 25.


  • The First Friday Assembly was rescheduled for Tuesday, January 17, due to rain.  All are welcome to attend.
  • Final Examinations will be given from January 25 to January 27.
  • 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.

Best Regards,

Miss Susan 🙂