Posted by: aoifelove | February 4, 2017

Spring Musical Auditions!

Dear Seventh Grade Parents and Students,

CONGRATULATIONS to Avella De Gennaro and Maddux Morone, who won the classroom Spelling Bee, last Monday, and went forward to the School’s final, in the library, last Thursday. I am very proud of you!  Well done! 🙂

Last Monday, the Spelling Bee, took the whole class period.  In literature, my Seventh Graders were introduced to the characters: Algernon, Jack, Lane, Lady Bracknell, and Gwendolen, as we began to read the play The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde.  A fun time was had by all, as my students read aloud in haughty, aristocratic British accent.  Lots of laughter was heard throughout the classroom, as my Seventh Graders acted out the different parts!  In addition to this, they worked in their grammar workbooks and their punctuation/editing workbooks.  We also discussed their next writing project, and some students opted to write a children’s book, instead of a chapter book.

On Friday afternoon, we met with Joel York (author) on Skype, and he gave them an introduction to the part he will play in their current writing project.

This coming week in literature, my Seventh Graders will continue to read The Importance of Being Earnest.  They will also start their next writing assignment, and they will focus on the setting and the main characters.  They will continue to work in their grammar workbooks and the punctuation/editing workbooks.

This week in Drama Class, we will block Scene 9 and Scene 10 of Shakespeare’s, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

The homework for this week is as follows:

  • Study for spelling/vocabulary test of Lesson 10, in Wordly Wise, on Thursday.
  • Complete all the exercises in Lesson 10 of Wordly Wise, for Thursday.
  • Delve into your creative minds, and think of a good plot for your novella, please remember that the setting and main characters are very important for a good story.


  • The Spring Musical Auditions, for The Wizard of Oz, will take place on Wednesday through Thursday, February 7 through February 9, respectively.  They will be held in the Performing Arts Room, after school, from 3:15p.m. to 6:00p.m.  We are looking for Student Leaders from the Middle School, to work with the Musical Director, the Director, the Choreographer, the Artistic Director, and the Stage Manager.  All are welcome to apply.
  • Valentine’s Day celebrations, on February 14.
  • Field Trip to Oceanview Mine, in Pala, on Thursday, February 16.
  • Presidents’ Day, on Monday, February 20, therefore, no school.

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. ~ Aristotle

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


Miss Susan 🙂