Posted by: aoifelove | April 21, 2017

Celebrate “Spirit-Week-Style!”

Dear Eighth Grade Parents and Students,

This coming week in literature, my Eighth Graders will read about how Odysseus makes plans with his son, Telemachus, to regain his kingdom.  They will continue to practice the analysis of literature and how to apply C. (Claim), R. (Reference), and C. (Commentary), with respect to The Odyssey.  They will also learn the S.I.F.T. Method for the analysis of literature, by applying S. (Symbolism), I. (Imagery), F. (Figurative Language), and T. (Themes and Tone).  They will work on finishing their “Novellas, too.  In addition to this, they will correct their papers,  “27 Amendments to the Constitution of the United States.”  They will finish watching To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, for Literature on DVD, as we didn’t have time for it this week.

This week in Drama Class, my Eighth Graders will watch a video of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, in order to inspire them with their parts in the play.  They will also begin rehearsals without using their scripts.


This coming week ECDS will be celebrating “Spirit-Week-Style.”  Teachers, faculty, staff, and students will show their spirit by wearing clothes according to the theme for each day.  However, please follow uniform guidelines with respect to modest dress.

Monday: Farmers’ Market ~ Dress in floral or bright colors.

Tuesday: Hawaiian Theme ~ Wear Hawaiian shirts.

Wednesday: Around the World ~ Wear hats or clothes from around the world.

Thursday: Sports Day ~ Wear sports jerseys or baseball hats.

Friday: Mardi Gras ~ Wear the colors purple, green, and gold.

The homework for this week is as follows:

  • Finish your novella for Friday, April 28.
  • Study your cues and lines for A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
  • Study the spelling/vocabulary of Lesson 14 in Wordly Wise, for Friday, April 28.
  • Complete all the exercises in Lesson 14 of Wordly Wise, for Friday, April 28.

Memory is the mother of all wisdom.  ~ Aeschylus

Enjoy your weekend and have a grand week ahead.


Miss Susan 🙂