Posted by: aoifelove | October 13, 2018

Another Great Week!

Dear Sixth Grade Parents and Students,

This past week, my Sixth Graders continued their reading of Skellig by David Almond. They also read and analyzed the poem, “The Daffodils” by William Wordsworth.  They worked in their grammar workbooks, too. Their next writing assignment is “Write a Spooky Story.”  I distributed and explained the guidelines for this assignment, on Friday.  In addition to this, they continued their study of Literary Terms/Devices with…aphorism and archetype.  On Friday, they watched the last installment of Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen, but we ran out of time, so, we have to watch five more minutes of the finale to finish.  The majority of my Sixth Graders turned in the rewrites of their fables, with the most beautiful illustrations!  WOW!  Well done, Sixth Graders! 🙂

This week, my Sixth Graders will continue to read Skellig by David Almond. They will also watch two short videos of the poem, “The Daffodils” by William Wordsworth, which will bring the poem to life.  In addition to this, they will work on their Plot/Analysis Outlines of Skellig.  They will start with the “Exposition,” followed by the “Rising Action.”  They will also work in their grammar and punctuation editing workbooks. In addition to this, they will continue their study of Literary Terms, and they will view the last five minutes of Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen.  Miss Potter is the next Literature on DVD, which is a biography of the great author, Beatrix Potter.  This is a preparation for writing and illustrating their own children’s books, later this year.

Reminders:

  • Field Trip to Palomar Observatory, on Tuesday, October 23. 

The following is the homework for this coming week:

  • Study for the spelling/vocabulary test of Lesson 6, in Wordly Wise, on Thursday, October 18.
  • Complete all the exercises in Lesson 6 of Wordly Wise, for Thursday.
  • Work on your Spooky Story, which is due on November 1.
  • Review your Literary Terms, please.
  • Rewrites of the fables and a colored illustration are now past due.  Please submit.

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

Enjoy your weekend and have a grand week ahead!

Sincerely,

Miss Susan 🙂

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