Posted by: aoifelove | April 30, 2017

Happy May Day!

Dear Seventh Grade Parents and Students,

A HEARTFELT THANK YOU to all our ECDS Parents, Students, the PAC Team, Ms. Anne Morasco, and the Administration for making Teachers’ Appreciation Week so special for us.  The Farmer’s Market was fantastic!  The classroom-door decorations were delightful!  The Mardi Gras teachers’ luncheon was magnificent!  The decor of the library, the delicious Cajun food, our students’ sweet notes, the generous gift cards, and the lovely gift baskets were all phenomenal!  The time, energy, love, generosity, and organization that went into making Teachers’ Appreciation Week so unique and incredible, are truly treasured memories that will not be forgotten.  THANK YOU ALL SO VERY MUCH! 🙂

This coming week in literature, my Seventh Graders will read more  about Greek Gods and Heroes, which they are enjoying.  They will learn to apply the S.I.F.T. Method of analysis to literature: S. (Symbolism), I. (Imagery), F. (Figurative Language), and T. (Themes and Tone).  They will engage in peer reading and positive critiquing of each other’s Children’s Chapter Books.  They will work on their grammar and punctuation/editing workbooks, and review the parts of speech.  They will review Literary Terms for their next test.  They will also continue to watch Silas Marner by George Elliot, for Literature on DVD.

This week in Drama Class, my Seventh Graders will continue with rehearsals for A Midsummer Night’s Dream, without using their scripts.  The performance is scheduled for Wednesday, June 14, at 2:00p.m.


  • The Monthly Assembly will take place on Friday, May 5.
  • Order your tickets for The Wizard of Oz.

The homework for this week is as follows:

  • Please study your cues and lines for A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
  • Study the spelling/vocabulary of Lesson 16 in Wordly Wise, for Thursday, May 4.
  • Complete all the exercises in Lesson 16 of Wordly Wise, for Thursday, May 4.
  • Complete the CROSSWORD in Lesson 16.
  • Work on the rewrites of your “Children’s Chapter Books.”

The first duty of educators is to stir up interest in their students, and leave it free to develop. ~ Maria Montessori

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and have a grand week ahead.  Happy May Day!


Miss Susan 🙂