Posted by: aoifelove | January 20, 2018

Finals Week!

Dear Eighth Grade Parents and Students,

Last  week in literature, my Eighth Graders finished reading Night by Elie Wiesel.  In addition to this, we went over a detailed guideline for the Final Examination for two days, and we discussed all the questions and answers in class, and my Eighth Graders took notes, so there should be no stress regarding the Final Examination.

This coming week in my Language Arts class, my Eighth Graders will read Elie Wiesel’s acceptance speech for his Nobel Peace Prize.  Then, they will read “O Captain, My Captain” by Walt Whitman.  In addition to this, they will prepare for their Finals on Monday and Tuesday.  The “Final Examination” for my class will include questions about the literature that we have read, viewed, and studied in class, i.e. Animal Farm by George Orwell, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, and Night by Elie Wiesel.  My students will also be examined regarding the poetry that we have analyzed, i.e. “O Captain, My Captain” by Walt Whitman, “The Charge of the Light Brigade” by Alfred Lord Tennyson, and “The Lady of Shalott” by Alfred Lord Tennyson.  In addition, a variety of literary terms and spelling/vocabulary will be covered.

The homework for this week is as follows:

  • The Spelling Bee will be given on Tuesday, January 23.
  • Résumé 3 is due on Friday, January 26.
  • Please study for your Final Examination in Language Arts.
  • Career 2 will be due on Friday, February 2.


  • The Final Examination for Language Arts will be given on Thursday, January 25.
  • A field trip to San Diego Zoo is scheduled for 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.

Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and strength, uses it to create. ~ Maria Montessori

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


Miss Susan 🙂