Posted by: aoifelove | January 13, 2018

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dear Sixth Grade Parents and Students,

I hope you all will enjoy your day off school, in honor of Martin Luther King, Junior.  He was a remarkable man, who did much for Civil Rights and  Liberties, in this great country.

CONGRATULATIONS to Amara Kirkpatrick and Lana Walters on being our Sixth Grade “Students of the Month.”  Well done!  I am so proud of you! 🙂

Last week in literature, my Sixth Graders read and analyzed two poems “The Daffodils,” and “Upon Westminster Bridge” by William Wordsworth.  They also reviewed for the Final Examination (three times).  They worked on writing their Stage Plays, too.  They watched the next three chapters of Miss Potter, on DVD.  In addition to this, they scored high on the  Literary Terms Test, on Wednesday.  Well done, Sixth Graders!  I am so proud of you! 🙂

This week in literature, my Sixth Graders will finish reading Greek Gods and Heroes.  Then, they will explore short stories, and I will read aloud children’s short stories written by Oscar Wilde.   Their next book for reading is Tunes For Bears To Dance To by Robert Cormier, which we will commence reading this week.  They will resume work on their Stage Plays.  My Sixth Graders will continue to review for the Final Examination.  In addition to this, they will  watch more chapters of Miss Potter, which they are enjoying immensely!

The homework for this week is as follows:

  • Study for the spelling/vocabulary test of Lesson 7, in Wordly Wise, for Wednesday.
  • Complete all the exercises in Lesson 7, of Wordly Wise, for Wednesday.
  • Work on your Stage Plays, which are due on Wednesday, January 31.


  • Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr., on Monday, January 15.  No school!
  • Final Examinations will be given from January 24 to January 26.
  • The Spelling Bee will be given during Finals Week.
  • Field Trip to San Diego Zoo, on Friday, January 26.
  • E.C.D.S. will host an Open House on Sunday, January 28, from 1:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.  We hope that you will attend.

The time is always right to do what is right. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

Enjoy your weekend and have a grand week ahead.

Best Regards,

Miss Susan 🙂