Posted by: aoifelove | April 21, 2018

Celebrate Spirit Week!

Dear Eighth Grade Parents and Students,

This coming week in literature, my Eighth Graders will continue to read about Odysseus’ first meeting with Penelope, after his long absence, and how he shares his plans to regain his kingdom.  They will learn the C.R.C. Method of how to analyze literature and how to apply C. (Claim), R. (Reference), and C. (Commentary), with respect to Night and The Odyssey.  They will also continue with the A.X.I.S. Method for analysis of literature.  They will work on finishing their The Constitution, too.  They will review the Cornell System of Note Taking, which they learned at the beginning of the school year.  In addition to this, they will continue to watch The Odyssey for Literature on DVD, as we didn’t have time for it last week.

This week in Drama Class, my Eighth Graders will rehearse for a performance of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. Please encourage your teenager to study his/her cues and lines.

Reminders: 🙂

This coming week E.C.D.S. will be celebrating Spirit Week.  Students, teachers, faculty, and staff will show their spirit by wearing clothes according to the theme for each day.  However, students are asked to follow uniform guidelines with respect to modest dress.

Monday: Around the World Day. ~ Dress in clothes from around the world.

Tuesday: Go Crazy – Color Day ~ 8th Graders are asked to dress in the color “black.” Students may also wear “Crazy Hair” and “Crazy Socks.”

Wednesday: Favorite Character Book Day ~ Dress like your Favorite Character from a book.

Thursday: Throwback Thursday ~ Wear clothes representative of any “Decade.”

Friday: Sports Day ~ Wear a shirt that represents your favorite Sports Theme or Team.

The homework for this week is as follows:

  • Study the spelling/vocabulary of Lesson 14 in Wordly Wise, for Monday, April 23.
  • Complete all the exercises in Lesson 14 of Wordly Wise, for Monday, April 23.
  • Finish writing The Constitution, in your own words, for Monday, April 30.
  • Study your cues and lines for Romeo and Juliet.
  • Some students need to turn in rewrites, college applications, interviews etc. for their Career Project.

Memory is the mother of all wisdom.  ~ Aeschylus

Enjoy your weekend and have a grand week ahead.


Miss Susan 🙂