Posted by: aoifelove | February 19, 2017

Happy President’s Day!

Dear Seventh Grade Parents and Students,

THANK YOU to all the members of PAC who hosted a great Valentine’s Day lunch for our faculty and staff of ECDS, last Monday, February 13.  Everything was delicious and decoratively displayed!  THANK YOU also for the lovely plant and the Starbucks card.  What perfect treats!  I truly appreciate your generosity, love, and time. 🙂

THANK YOU to all our parents who made Valentine’s Day so special for everyone at ECDS, last Tuesday.  Our students had a BLAST!  It was a very festive day. 🙂

THANK YOU to Adrian, Avella, Diego, Elena, Makai, Maddux, Rose, and your families, for the beautiful and unique flower arrangement that you gave to me for Valentine’s Day.  I was delighted and it made my day!  THANK YOU to Elena for the very tasty lemon cupcake.  THANK YOU to Cami for the delicious Bundt cake.  They were both YUM!  THANK YOU to Ella, Leela, and Wesley for the candy-grams, it was very thoughtful of you. 🙂

THANK YOU to Kelly Bruce, Janet Lombardi, Yolanda Messmann, Erika Stephens, Scott Sumwalt, and Anna Pierpan Tatro, who were our drivers and chaperones, on our field trip to the Oceanview Mines, in Pala, last Thursday.  We appreciate your time and dedication.  MANY THANKS!  It was a great field trip and our students enjoyed digging in the dirt and finding many precious stones! 🙂

Last week in literature, my Seventh Graders continued to read The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde.  They also reviewed for the Literary Terms Test, and worked in their grammar and editing workbooks.  In addition to this, we focused on the following:four types of points of view, and the difference between tone and mood in literature.  We also reviewed the meaning of the three C’s ~ Characters, Conflict, and Caveat.

I am happy to report that my Seventh Graders scored A+’S/A’S/B+’s/B’s on the Literary Terms Test, on Friday.  Well done, Seventh Graders!

On Friday, we met with Joel York again, on Skype. He addressed the following: The three What if’s; the three C’s ~ Character, Conflict, and Caveat; and the importance of writing good characters.   It was a very interesting session!  Next week, he will discuss writing a protagonist and an antagonist.

This coming week in literature, my Seventh Graders will continue to read The Importance of Being Earnest.  They will also focus on how to write an interesting protagonist and an antagonist, and how to create a believable conflict between them.  Then, they will work on writing their Children’s Chapter Books.

Last week in Drama Class, we blocked Scenes 11 and 12 of Shakespeare’s, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.  This week, we will block Scene 13, which is the hardest scene to block, as it is the play within the play.

The homework for this week is as follows:

  • Study for the spelling/vocabulary test of Lesson 11 in Wordly Wise.
  • Complete all the exercises in Lesson 11 of Wordly Wise.
  • Work on the development of your protagonist and antagonist.  Rewrite your three What if’s, for Joel.


  • Presidents’ Day is on Monday, February 20, therefore, no school.  Enjoy your day of rest! 🙂

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader. ~ John Quincy Adams

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


Miss Susan 🙂