Posted by: aoifelove | April 30, 2017

Happy May Day!

Dear Sixth 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 Sixth Graders will continue to read Tunes For Bears To Dance To by Robert Cormier, 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 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.  I will read more stories by Beatrix Potter (which they love), and they will continue to watch Miss Potter, for Literature on DVD.

This week in Drama Class, my Sixth Graders will continue to rehearse their skits with Mr. Rowe, for the Monthly Assembly, on Friday, May 5.


  • The Monthly Assembly will take place on Friday, May 5.
  • Don’t forget to order your tickets for The Wizard of Oz.

The homework for this week is as follows:

  • Study the Literary Terms for the test on Wednesday, May 3.
  • Work on the rewrites of your “Children’s 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 🙂