Posted by: aoifelove | March 9, 2019

Parent/Teacher Conferences!

Dear Eighth Grade Parents and Students,

Last week in literature, my Eighth Graders continued to read Night by Elie Wiesel.  They also finished their study of The Odyssey.  They started to write a poem based on one of the main characters in The Odyssey.  They watched  the last installment of The Odyssey.  They worked on the “Dream House” for the Career Project.

This week in literature, my Eighth Graders will finish reading Night by Elie Wiesel.  Then, they will analyze it and write about it.  They will finish writing their poems about The Odyssey.  They will complete a college application for the Career Project.  They will study more literary devices.  They will work on their grammar and punctuation workbooks.  In addition to this, they will commence watching Fahrenheit 451, for literature on DVD.

Last week in history class, my Eighth Graders finished watching the biography of Martin Luther King Jr.  They read two sections of Chapter 5 of their history book: The First President and Early Challenges. They also continued to write The Constitution, in their own words, and two students finished this project.  Well done!  In addition to this, they commenced watching a docudrama about Rosa Parks, for our March study of “Women in History.”

This week in history class, my Eighth Graders will finish reading Chapter 5 of the history book, which is about The First Political Parties in the United States.  They will continue to write The Constitution in their own words.  They will finish watching the docudrama about Rosa Parks.  In addition to this, they will learn about Eleanor Roosevelt, the longest serving First Lady, of the United States.   If time permits, they will watch a documentary about the Founding Fathers.


  • Daylight Savings Time starts tomorrow.
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences for my subjects, English and History, are scheduled for Thursday, March 14, and Friday, March 15, from 12:30p.m. to 5:00p.m.  Language Arts and History (7th/8th Grades) will be held in Room 222.  I look forward to meeting with you. 🙂
  • Our annual Jog-A-Thon will take place on Friday, March 22.  Please remind your teenagers to get their sponsors.  Many thanks! 🙂

The homework for this week is as follows:

  • Turn in your Dream House for the Career Project, on Monday.  It is past the due date for some.
  • Continue with the three interviews for the Career Project, which are due on Friday, March 15.
  • Finish writing The Constitution, in your own words. You will also have class time for this project.
  • Study for the History Test of Chapter 5, on Monday, March 18.

Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.

~ Aristotle

Enjoy your weekend and have a grand week ahead.


Miss Susan 🙂