Posted by: aoifelove | October 6, 2018

A Wonderful Assembly!

Dear Seventh Grade Parents and Students,

THANK YOU to all my Seventh Grade Parents and Students for supplying the food for our Fun History Project, last Monday.  I was very impressed with all my students and the work they did in recreating Roman and Byzantine dishes.  Everything was delicious!  They looked great in their costumes, and their presentations were EXCELLENT!  Well done, Seventh Graders!  I am so proud of you! ❤

CONGRATULATIONS to all our Seventh and Eighth Graders for the brilliant performance that they delivered at Friday’s monthly Assembly.  Their theme was “Responsibility,” and they covered the subject in a thorough, entertaining, and professional manner.  Well done, Seventh and Eighth Graders!  You are great role models for E.C.D.S.  CONGRATULATIONS and MANY THANKS also goes to Ms. Regan and Ms. Deb’bora! Your combined talent is inspiring. 🙂

This past week in literature, my Seventh Graders wrote several C.R.C.’s about Beowulf.  They also reviewed key facts about the novella.  Then, they worked on a plot/analysis outline of Beowulf.  In addition to this, they continued their study of Tennyson’s poem, “The Lady of Shalott.”  They reviewed M.L.A. format, again.  They also worked in their grammar and paragraph/editing workbooks.  They watched the next installment of Emma by Jane Austen for Literature on DVD.

This week, my Seventh Graders will commence reading Inside the Walls of Troy by Clemence McLaren.  This is the story of Helen of Troy, told from two different perspectives, i.e. Helen of Sparta and Cassandra, Princess of Troy.  They will finish  reading the epic poem, “The Lady of Shalott ” by Alfred Lord Tennyson.  In addition to this, they will work on writing Heroic poems and continue their outlines of Beowulf.  They will also work in the grammar and punctuation/editing workbooks.  They will watch the last installment of Emma by Jane Austen.

Last week in history class, my Seventh Graders gave two presentations per day.  They all did a wonderful job presenting their slide shows.  In addition to this, they finished reading Chapter 2, finished writing their guidelines, and worked on historical diagrams.

This week in history class, we will start Chapter 3, which focuses on Medieval Africa.  Then, we will prepare for the next History Test, and plan our next Fun History Project for the end of the month.

The following is the homework for this coming week:

  • Spelling/vocabulary test of Lesson 5, on Wednesday, October 10.
  • Complete all the exercises in Lesson 5 of Wordly Wise.
  • Rewrites of “Legends/Myths” are due on Wednesday, October 10.
  • The Outlines of Beowulf are due on Friday, October 12.  We will work on this assignment in class.

Praise does wonders for our sense of hearing. ~ Arnold H. Glasgow

Enjoy your weekend and have a grand week ahead!


Miss Susan 🙂