Posted by: aoifelove | November 4, 2018

Parent/Teacher Conferences!

Dear Eighth Grade Parents  and Students,

CONGRATULATIONS to our wonderful Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Graders who were chosen for Student of the Month, at our assembly, on Friday.  Well done!  You are all outstanding students, and I am very proud of you and your work!  🙂

BRAVO! BRAVO! To my EXCELLENT Seventh Graders who gave a superb performance about “Optimism,” at our assembly, on Friday.  Kudos also go to Ms. Regan and Ms. Deb’bora for your innovative and inspiring ideas. 🙂

This past week in literature, my Eighth Graders commenced reading Night by Elie Wiesel.  They continued to analyze Animal Farm, using the C.R.C and the A.X.I.S. Methods, and took notes.  They watched the second and final installment of Animal Farm, on DVD, which brought the book to life for them.  They read and analyzed “Annabelle Lee” by Edgar Allan Poe. They wrote poems based on Animal Farm.  They were introduced to “Two-Chunk-Paragraphs” for the analysis of literature.  In addition to this, they worked on their punctuation workbooks.

This week in literature, my Eighth Graders will commence reading The Odyssey by Homer, as I have put Night by Elie Wiesel on hold for the moment, but we will return to it after reading The Odyssey.  They will also read and analyze the poem, “The Bells” by Edgar Allan Poe, as we ran out of time last week.  They will continue to learn how to write a “Two-Chunk-Paragraphs.”  They will return to Literary Terms and review for the next test.  They will workin their grammar and punctuation workbooks.

This past week in History Class, my Eighth Graders read Section 3 of Chapter 3, which focused on the Federal System and adopting The Constitution.  They commenced the presentation of their history projects.  They prepared for the next History Test, on Tuesday, November 13.

This week in History Class, my Eighth Graders will review for the next History Test.  They will watch short documentaries regarding Chapter 3.  They will also commence writing The Declaration of Independence, in their own words.  They will continue with their History Presentations.


  • Please sign-up for the Parent/Teacher Conferences, on Thursday and Friday, November 8th and 9th.  Many thanks!  I look forward to meeting with you to discuss your child’s academic and social progress.

The following is the homework for this coming week:

  • Episode VI of Pride and Prejudice is due on Friday, November 9.  I have given extra time for this assignment.
  • Please study for the Literary Terms Test, on Friday, November 9.
  • History presentations of “Projects” will continue this week. Two presentations per day.
  • Please prepare for the next History Test, on Tuesday, November 13.

The words that enlighten the soul are more precious than jewels.

~ Hazrat Inayat Khan

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


Miss Susan 🙂