Posted by: aoifelove | January 28, 2017

Spelling Bee!

Dear Sixth Grade Parents and Students,

I am happy to report that all of my Sixth Graders scored A+’s/A’s on their Language Arts Final Examination, last Wednesday.  They answered seventy-nine questions on the test. Congratulations, Sixth Graders!  I am extremely proud of you!  Excellent work! 🙂

THANK YOU to all the parents who drove on our field trip on Friday.  Our children had a great time rock climbing. THANK YOU, Mr. Decking, for organizing it. 🙂

This week, ECDS will host its annual Spelling Bee.  I will give the first round of the Spelling Bee, on Monday, January 30, during Language Arts class.  The final Spelling Bee will given in the library on Thursday, February 2, by our Principal, Mr. Lehmunn.

This coming week in Literature, my Sixth Graders will their study of short stories by Oscar Wilde.  This week, I will read aloud “The Happy Prince.”  It is the story of a swallow who is left behind in a  town, after his flock have left for Egypt.  The Happy Prince asks the swallow to assist him in helping the poor people of the town.

My Sixth Graders have finished writing their Stage Plays, so I am looking forward to reading them.  I am very pleased that they met the deadline for this assignment.  Well done! 🙂

The next writing assignment for my Sixth Graders is “Write And Illustrate a Children’s Book.”  I will distribute the guidelines for it, on Tuesday, and they will begin working on it in class, on Wednesday.  This assignment will be accomplished in collaboration with Mr. Joel, a published author and friend of Mr. Decking.  We will Skype with Mr. Joel on Friday afternoons for ten weeks.  During this time, he will reinforce the narrative writing skills my students have studied to date.  In addition to this, he will elaborate on his experience as a published author, and he will guide them towards publication.  This is a wonderful and unique opportunity for our students.  Mr. Decking and I will facilitate this special class on Fridays, and we are excited about this adventure.

This week in Drama Class, we will read Act 1, Scenes 2 and 3 of The Tempest by William Shakespeare.

The homework for this week is as follows:

  • Review Wordly Wise spelling/vocabulary, if you wish to be successful on the Spelling Bee.
  • Study for spelling/vocabulary test of Lesson 7, in Wordly Wise, on Thursday.
  • Complete all the exercises in Lesson 7 of Wordly Wise, for Thursday.
  • Delve into your creative minds, and think of a good plot for your Children’s Book.


  • 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 “Spelling Bee Finals” will be held in the library on Thursday, February 2.

Develop a passion for learning.  If you do, you will never cease to grow.

~ Anthony J. D’Angelo

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


Miss Susan 🙂