Posted by: aoifelove | May 21, 2017

Countdown to Summer!

Dear Seventh Grade Parents and Students,

BRAVO! BRAVO! BRAVO! A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS AGAIN to all our E.C.D.S. students who performed in The Wizard of Oz musical production, on Friday and Saturday, at the Roger Rowe Theater.  You all gave a SPECTACULAR and BRILLIANT PERFORMANCE during every show. WOW! MANY, MANY, MANY THANKS goes out to Ms. Regan, Ms. Deb’bora (Amazing Directors/Choreographers), Mrs. Nicky Crawford, Mr. Enrico, Mr. Jesse, (Incredible Music), Tiffany Pond (Stunning Costumes), Mr. Matthew Perdoni, and Susan and Albert Bachand/Morone (Superb Sets), Mr. Curt Barker (Wonderful Lights), Mr. Craig (Great Sound), Tenley Webb and Camilla Arnold ( Voice Coaches),  Choreographers and Dance Coaches (Mr. Anthony and Ms. Rachel), Matthew and Ally (Excellent Student Stage- Managers), Ellen Lakin (Curtains), Ms. Robyn Hayes (Great Stage Volunteer) and ALL the Dedicated Volunteer Moms (Tiffany, Patty D., Maya, Janet, Angela, Teresa, Ellen, Helen, etc…. I don’t know all the parents, as their children are in the younger grades) who applied the Stage Make-Up, and worked in the Green Room with our students throughout the shows.  It takes a village! BRAVO! BRAVO! BRAVO! All who work at E.C.D.S. are so proud of you! ❤ ❤ ❤

This coming week in literature, my Seventh Graders will continue  reading Greek Gods and Heroes, which they are enjoying.  They will finish editing their Children’s Chapter Books by Friday. They will  apply the S.I.F.T. Method of analysis to Beowulf and Inside the Walls of Troy: S. (Symbolism), I. (Imagery), F. (Figurative Language), and T. (Themes and Tone).  They will review the “Six Traits of Writing,” and work in their grammar and editing workbooks.  They will also continue to watch Silas Marner by George Eliot, for Literature on DVD.

This week in Drama Class, my Seventh Graders will have rehearsals for A Midsummer Night’s Dream, without scripts.  Please encourage your child to study his/her cues and lines.  The performance is scheduled for Wednesday, June 14, at 2:00p.m.


All my Wizard of Oz students are responsible for catching up with any homework and tests that are missing on Jupiter Grades.  Please come to my classroom during Project Study time.  Thank you!

The homework for this week is as follows:

  • Please study your cues and lines for A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
  • Spelling/vocabulary test of Lesson 18, on Thursday, May 25.
  • Complete all the exercises in Lesson 18 of Wordly Wise.
  • Please finish your Children’s Chapter Books.

Knowledge is power.  Information is liberating.  Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family. ~ Kofi Annan

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


Miss Susan ❤