Posted by: aoifelove | November 10, 2018

Happy Veteran’s Day!

Dear Sixth Grade Parents and Students,

THANK YOU to all our heroic Veterans, who have done so much for our country!  Your service, bravery, and dedication are greatly appreciated.  You are our heroes!  I wish all our E.C.D.S. families a Happy Veteran’s Day, on Sunday, November 11. 🙂

THANK YOU to all our parents who attended our Parent/Teacher Conferences, on Thursday and Friday.  It was lovely to meet up with you to discuss your children’s academic and social progress. 🙂

This past week in Literature, my Sixth Graders continued the S.I.F.T. Method of literature analysis using Skellig.  They examined Imagery and Figurative Language.  They commenced reading their next book, Greek Gods and Heroes by Robert Graves, and read about the gods and goddesses on Mount Olympus.  Most students have finished the outline of Skellig, while the rest of the class worked on writing narrative poems.  In addition to this, they worked on their grammar and punctuation workbooks.  They also watched the next four chapters of Miss Potter, on DVD, which they love.

This week in literature, my Sixth Graders will continue to read Greek Gods and Heroes by Robert Graves.  They will also finish the S.I.F.T. Method of literature analysis by examining “Themes” in Skellig by David Almond.  They will return to the study of Literary Terms.  They will work on their “Narrative Poems,” in class.  In addition to this, they will work on their grammar and punctuation editing workbooks.  They will watch the last installment of Miss Potter, on DVD.


  • The Book Fair starts in the library, on Monday, November 12.
  • Our Thanksgiving Break will be from Wednesday, November 21, to Sunday, November 25.
  • There will be no homework during the Thanksgiving Holiday! Your children deserve a break.

The following is the homework for this coming week

  • Spelling/vocabulary test of Lesson 9 in Wordly Wise, on Thursday, November 15.
  • Complete all the exercises in Lesson 9 of Wordly Wise, for Thursday.
  • Start writing your “Narrative Poems.”  We will work on them in class.  Due date:Tuesday, November 20.

There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.  ~ Alexander Hamilton

Enjoy your weekend and have a grand week ahead!


Miss Susan 🙂