Posted by: aoifelove | October 14, 2017

Field Trip, on Tuesday!

Dear Sixth Grade Parents and Students,

Last week in literature, my Sixth Graders continued their reading of Skellig by David AlmondIn addition to this, they worked on their formal outlines of Skellig, and in their classroom workbooks for grammar and punctuation.  They started their study of Literary Terms. They also played the Grammar Game to reinforce “Nouns” and “Verbs,” which they loved.

This week, we hope to finish reading Skellig.  The next book for reading, on my Sixth Graders’ agenda, is Greek Gods and Heroes by Robert Graves.  It is full of stories about gods, goddesses, and all kinds of monsters, and it is great reading for the young mind and the imagination!  In the meantime, we will continue our Narrative Poetry unit.  This week, we will read “Remorse” by Truman Reitmeyer (as we ran out of time last week). In addition to this, they will continue their study of Literary Terms.  They will also finish watching Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen.

The next writing assignment is “Write a Spooky Story” and it will be due on Wednesday, October 25.  I distributed the guidelines for it last Tuesday.  We will start this assignment in class, using the laptops, and my students will finish it at home.  They are excited about it!  I will read spooky stories in class, so it should be fun!  In addition to this, my Sixth Graders will continue to learn how to write a formal outline.

Our play, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, is in full swing with rehearsals! All students will appear in two scenes, apart from Scrooge, who is in every scene.  Some students will have two different parts to even up the score on the lines. Our first rehearsal was GREAT!  We blocked the first two scenes of the play.  My Sixth Graders were AMAZING!  Well done, Sixth Graders!  Please encourage your child to learn his/her cues and lines, as they are now part of the weekly homework.  Thank you!

Reminder:  A field trip is scheduled for Vertical Hold, on Tuesday, October 17.  We will depart at 11:15a.m. (approximately), and return at 2:30p.m.  Thank You…to all our drivers!

The homework for this coming week is as follows:

  • A colored drawing of Skellig is due on Friday.
  • Work on your Spooky Story, which is due on Wednesday, October 25.
  • Work on Wordly Wise, Lesson 4 for Wednesday, October 25.
  • Study your cues and lines in your script, A Christmas Carol.

Children have more needs of models than of critics.  ~ Joseph Joubert

Enjoy your weekend and have a grand week ahead!


Miss Susan 🙂