Posted by: aoifelove | May 21, 2017

Countdown to Summer!

Dear Seventh Grade Parents and Students,

BRAVO! BRAVO! BRAVO! A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS AGAIN to all our E.C.D.S. students who performed in The Wizard of Oz musical production, on Friday and Saturday, at the Roger Rowe Theater.  You all gave a SPECTACULAR and BRILLIANT PERFORMANCE during every show. WOW! MANY, MANY, MANY THANKS goes out to Ms. Regan, Ms. Deb’bora (Amazing Directors/Choreographers), Mrs. Nicky Crawford, Mr. Enrico, Mr. Jesse, (Incredible Music), Tiffany Pond (Stunning Costumes), Mr. Matthew Perdoni, and Susan and Albert Bachand/Morone (Superb Sets), Mr. Curt Barker (Wonderful Lights), Mr. Craig (Great Sound), Tenley Webb and Camilla Arnold ( Voice Coaches),  Choreographers and Dance Coaches (Mr. Anthony and Ms. Rachel), Matthew and Ally (Excellent Student Stage- Managers), Ellen Lakin (Curtains), Ms. Robyn Hayes (Great Stage Volunteer) and ALL the Dedicated Volunteer Moms (Tiffany, Patty D., Maya, Janet, Angela, Teresa, Ellen, Helen, etc…. I don’t know all the parents, as their children are in the younger grades) who applied the Stage Make-Up, and worked in the Green Room with our students throughout the shows.  It takes a village! BRAVO! BRAVO! BRAVO! All who work at E.C.D.S. are so proud of you! ❤ ❤ ❤

This coming week in literature, my Seventh Graders will continue  reading Greek Gods and Heroes, which they are enjoying.  They will finish editing their Children’s Chapter Books by Friday. They will  apply the S.I.F.T. Method of analysis to Beowulf and Inside the Walls of Troy: S. (Symbolism), I. (Imagery), F. (Figurative Language), and T. (Themes and Tone).  They will review the “Six Traits of Writing,” and work in their grammar and editing workbooks.  They will also continue to watch Silas Marner by George Eliot, for Literature on DVD.

This week in Drama Class, my Seventh Graders will have rehearsals for A Midsummer Night’s Dream, without scripts.  Please encourage your child to study his/her cues and lines.  The performance is scheduled for Wednesday, June 14, at 2:00p.m.

Reminder:

All my Wizard of Oz students are responsible for catching up with any homework and tests that are missing on Jupiter Grades.  Please come to my classroom during Project Study time.  Thank you!

The homework for this week is as follows:

  • Please study your cues and lines for A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
  • Spelling/vocabulary test of Lesson 18, on Thursday, May 25.
  • Complete all the exercises in Lesson 18 of Wordly Wise.
  • Please finish your Children’s Chapter Books.

Knowledge is power.  Information is liberating.  Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family. ~ Kofi Annan

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

Sincerely,

Miss Susan ❤

Posted by: aoifelove | May 21, 2017

Countdown to Summer!

Dear Eighth Grade Parents and Students,

BRAVO! BRAVO! BRAVO! A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS AGAIN to all our E.C.D.S. students who performed in The Wizard of Oz musical production, on Friday and Saturday, at the Roger Rowe Theater.  You all gave a SPECTACULAR and BRILLIANT PERFORMANCE during every show. WOW! MANY, MANY, MANY THANKS goes out to Ms. Regan, Ms. Deb’bora (Amazing Directors/Choreographers), Mrs. Nicky Crawford, Mr. Enrico, Mr. Jesse, (Incredible Music), Tiffany Pond (Stunning Costumes), Mr. Matthew Perdoni, and Susan and Albert Bachand/Morone (Superb Sets), Mr. Curt Barker (Wonderful Lights), Mr. Craig (Great Sound), Tenley Webb and Camilla Arnold ( Voice Coaches),  Choreographers and Dance Coaches (Mr. Anthony and Ms. Rachel), Matthew and Ally (Excellent Student Stage- Managers), Ellen Lakin (Curtains), Ms. Robyn Hayes (Great Stage Volunteer) and ALL the Dedicated Volunteer Moms (Tiffany, Patty D., Maya, Janet, Angela, Teresa, Ellen, Helen, etc…. I don’t know all the parents, as their children are in the younger grades) who applied the Stage Make-Up, and worked in the Green Room with our students throughout the shows.  It takes a village! BRAVO! BRAVO! BRAVO! All who work at E.C.D.S. are so proud of you! ❤ ❤ ❤

This coming week in literature, my Eighth Graders will continue  reading Lord of the Flies by William Golding, which they are enjoying, despite the lengthy descriptions.  They will finish editing their Novellas by Friday. They will continue to practice the analysis of literature and how to apply C. (Claim), R. (Reference), and C. (Commentary), with respect to The Odyssey and Lord of the Flies.  They will also apply the S.I.F.T. Method of analysis to The Odyssey and Lord of the Flies: S. (Symbolism), I. (Imagery), F. (Figurative Language), and T. (Themes and Tone).  They will continue to watch The Odyssey, for Literature on DVD.

This week in Drama Class, my Eighth Graders will have rehearsals for A Midsummer Night’s Dream, without scripts.  Please encourage your child to study his/her cues and lines.  The performance is scheduled for Wednesday, June 14, at 2:00p.m.

The homework for this week is as follows:

  • Please study your cues and lines for A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
  • Spelling/vocabulary test of Lesson 17, on Friday, May 26.
  • Complete all the exercises in Lesson 17 of Wordly Wise.
  • Please finish your novellas.

Knowledge is power.  Information is liberating.  Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family. ~ Kofi Annan

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

Sincerely,

Miss Susan ❤

Posted by: aoifelove | May 14, 2017

Happy Mothers’ Day!

Dear Sixth Grade Parents and Students,

Happy Mothers’ Day to all the Great Mothers of our students at ECDS.  I wish you much love, happiness, smiles, laughter, and surprises on your Special Mothers’ Day.  It was lovely to see so many of you at the Mothers’ Day Luncheon on Friday.  Thank you for coming, your children were very excited about it, and they loved writing their poetry to you. ❤ ❤ ❤

BRAVO! BRAVO! Bravo!  A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to all our ECDS students who performed in The Wizard of Oz musical production, on Friday and Saturday, at the Roger Rowe Theater.  You all gave a SPECTACULAR and BRILLIANT PERFORMANCE during every show. WOW!  MANY, MANY, MANY THANKS goes out to Ms. Regan, Ms. Deb’bora (Amazing Directors/Choreographers), Mrs. Nicky Crawford, Mr. Enrico, Mr. Jesse, (Incredible Music), Tiffany Pond (Stunning Costumes), Mr. Matthew Perdoni, and Susan and Albert Bachand/Morone (Superb Sets), Mr. Barker (Wonderful Lights), Mr. Craig (Great Sound), Matthew and Allie (Excellent Student Stage- Managers), Ellen Lakin (Curtains), Ms. Robyn Hayes (Great Stage Volunteer) and ALL the Dedicated Volunteer Moms (Tiffany, Patty, Maya, Janet, Angela, Ellen, Helen, Teresa, etc…. I don’t know all the parents, as their children are in the younger grades) who applied the Stage Make-Up, and worked in the Green Room with our students throughout the shows.  It takes a village! Bravo! Bravo! Bravo! ❤ ❤ ❤

This coming week in literature, my Sixth Graders will continue to read Tunes For Bears To Dance To by Robert CormierThey will continue to practice the analysis of literature and apply the S.I.F.T. Method of analysis to Skellig and Tunes For Bears To Dance To: S. (Symbolism), I. (Imagery), F. (Figurative Language), and T. (Themes and Tone).  They will work in their mythological, grammar, and punctuation workbooks.  I will read more Beatrix Potter stories, which they love,  and they will continue to watch Miss Potter by George Eliot, for Literature on DVD.

This week in Drama Class, my Sixth Graders will continue to read the script about King Arthur and his sword Excaliber.

Reminders:

  • There are three more performances of The Wizard of Oz, which will commence on Friday evening, May 19, at 7:00p.m.  There will be two performances on Saturday, May 20, at 4:00p.m. and 7:00p.m.  It is an AMAZING SHOW!  Our ECDS students have worked extremely hard and are INCREDIBLE!  Please come and support them.
  • All ECDS students who are involved in The Wizard of Oz, are excused from homework and testing for my class, during the next week.  However, all homework and tests will have to be completed after the show.  I will work with them during their Project Study period.

The homework for this week is as follows:

  • Spelling/vocabulary test of Lesson 14, on Wednesday, May 17.
  • Complete all the exercises in Lesson 14 of Wordly Wise.
  • Work on the rewrites of your Children’s Books.

A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them. ~ Victor Hugo

Enjoy the rest of your Mothers’ Day and have a grand week ahead.

Sincerely,

Miss Susan ❤

Posted by: aoifelove | May 14, 2017

Happy Mothers’ Day!

Dear Seventh Grade Parents and Students,

Happy Mothers’ Day to all the Great Mothers of our students at ECDS.  I wish you much love, happiness, smiles, laughter, and surprises on your Special Mothers’ Day.   It was lovely to see so many of you at the Mothers’ Day Luncheon on Friday.  Thank you for coming, your children were very excited about it. ❤ ❤ ❤

BRAVO! BRAVO! Bravo!  A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to all our ECDS students who performed in The Wizard of Oz musical production, on Friday and Saturday, at the Roger Rowe Theater.  You all gave a SPECTACULAR and BRILLIANT PERFORMANCE during every show. WOW!  MANY, MANY, MANY THANKS goes out to Ms. Regan, Ms. Deb’bora (Amazing Directors/Choreographers), Mrs. Nicky Crawford, Mr. Enrico, Mr. Jesse, (Incredible Music), Tiffany Pond (Stunning Costumes), Mr. Matthew Perdoni, and Susan and Albert Bachand/Morone (Superb Sets), Mr. Barker (Wonderful Lights), Mr. Craig (Great Sound), Matthew and Ally (Excellent Student Stage- Managers), Ellen Lakin (Curtains), Ms. Robyn Hayes (Great Stage Volunteer) and ALL the Dedicated Volunteer Moms (Tiffany, Teresa, Patty, Maya, Janet, Angela, Ellen, Helen, etc … I don’t know all the parents, as their children are in the younger grades) who applied the Stage Make-Up, and worked in the Green Room with our students throughout the shows.  It takes a village! Bravo! Bravo! Bravo! ❤ ❤ ❤

This coming week in literature, my Seventh Graders will continue to read Greek Gods and Heroes.  They will continue to practice the analysis of literature and apply the S.I.F.T. Method of analysis to Beowulf and Inside the Walls of Troy: S. (Symbolism), I. (Imagery), F. (Figurative Language), and T. (Themes and Tone).  They will work in their grammar and punctuation workbooks and continue to watch Silas Marner by George Eliot, for Literature on DVD.

This week in Drama Class, my Seventh Graders will have rehearsals for A Midsummer Night’s Dream, without scripts.  Please encourage your child to study his/her cues and lines.  The performance is scheduled for Wednesday, June 14, at 2:00p.m.

Reminders:

  • There are three more performances of The Wizard of Oz, which will commence on Friday evening, May 19, at 7:00p.m.  There will be two performances on Saturday, May 20, at 4:00p.m. and 7:00p.m.  It is an AMAZING SHOW!  Our ECDS students have worked extremely hard and are INCREDIBLE!  Please come and support them.
  • All ECDS students who are involved in The Wizard of Oz, are excused from homework and testing for my class, during the next week.  However, all homework and tests will have to be completed after the show.  I will work with them during their Project Study period.

The homework for this week is as follows:

  • Please study your cues and lines for A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
  • Spelling/vocabulary test of Lesson 17, on Thursday, May 18.
  • Complete all the exercises in Lesson 17 of Wordly Wise.
  • Work on your Children’s Chapter Books.

A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them. ~ Victor Hugo

Enjoy the rest of your Mothers’ Day and have a grand week ahead.

Sincerely,

Miss Susan ❤

Posted by: aoifelove | May 14, 2017

Happy Mothers’ Day!

Dear Eighth Grade Parents and Students,

Happy Mothers’ Day to all the Great Mothers of our students at ECDS.  I wish you much love, happiness, smiles, laughter, and surprises on your Special Mothers’ Day.   It was lovely to see so many of you at the Mothers’ Day Luncheon on Friday.  Thank you for coming, your children were very excited about it. ❤ ❤ ❤

BRAVO! BRAVO! BRAVO! A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to all our ECDS students who performed in The Wizard of Oz musical production, on Friday and Saturday, at the Roger Rowe Theater.  You all gave a SPECTACULAR and BRILLIANT PERFORMANCE during every show. WOW!  MANY, MANY, MANY THANKS goes out to Ms. Regan, Ms. Deb’bora (Amazing Directors/Choreographers), Mrs. Nicky Crawford, Mr. Enrico, Mr. Jesse, (Incredible Music), Tiffany Pond (Stunning Costumes), Mr. Matthew Perdoni, and Susan and Albert Bachand/Morone (Superb Sets), Mr. Curt Barker (Wonderful Lights), Mr. Craig (Great Sound), Tenley Webb and Camilla Arnold ( Voice Coaches),  Choreograpgers and Dance Coaches (Anthony Reyes and Rachel Carpenter), Matthew and Ally (Excellent Student Stage- Managers), Ellen Lakin (Curtains), Ms. Robyn Hayes (Great Stage Volunteer) and ALL the Dedicated Volunteer Moms (Tiffany, Patty, Maya, Janet, Angela, Teresa, Ellen, Helen, etc…. I don’t know all the parents, as their children are in the younger grades) who applied the Stage Make-Up, and worked in the Green Room with our students throughout the shows.  It takes a village! BRAVO! BRAVO! BRAVO! ❤ ❤ ❤

This coming week in literature, my Eighth Graders will finish the analysis of The Odyssey.  They will start reading Lord of the Flies by William Golding, on Monday, as we didn’t start reading it last week, as planned (their Mothers’ Day poems were a priority).   They will continue to practice the analysis of literature and how to apply C. (Claim), R. (Reference), and C. (Commentary), with respect to The Odyssey.  They will also continue to apply the S.I.F.T. Method of analysis to The Odyssey: S. (Symbolism), I. (Imagery), F. (Figurative Language), and T. (Themes and Tone).  They will continue to watch The Odyssey, for Literature on DVD.

This week in Drama Class, my Eighth Graders will have rehearsals for A Midsummer Night’s Dream, without scripts.  Please encourage your child to study his/her cues and lines.  The performance is scheduled for Wednesday, June 14, at 2:00p.m.

Reminders:

  • There are three more performances of The Wizard of Oz, which will commence on Friday evening, May 19, at 7:00p.m.  There will be two performances on Saturday, May 20.  It is an AMAZING SHOW!  Our ECDS students have worked extremely hard and are INCREDIBLE!  Please come and support them.
  • All ECDS students who are involved in The Wizard of Oz, are excused from homework and testing for my class, during the next week.  However, all homework and tests will have to be completed after the show.  I will work with them during their Project Study period.

The homework for this week is as follows:

  • Please study your cues and lines for A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
  • Spelling/vocabulary test of Lesson 16, on Friday, May 19.
  • Complete all the exercises in Lesson 16 of Wordly Wise.
  • Complete the CROSSWORD in Lesson 16 of Wordly Wise.
  • Work on your novellas.

A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them. ~ Victor Hugo

Enjoy the rest of your Mothers’ Day and have a grand week ahead.

Sincerely,

Miss Susan ❤

Posted by: aoifelove | May 7, 2017

The Wizard of Oz!

Dear Sixth Grade Parents and Students,

OUTSTANDING JOB to all my Sixth Graders and Mr. Rowe, for the great skits that were performed regarding “Self-Control,” at the monthly assembly last Friday.  Well done! 🙂

CONGRATULATIONS to all the ECDS students who participated in the Talent Show, on either Thursday or Friday of last week.  You all did an incredible job at demonstrating your wonderful talents.  Well done!  You were FABULOUS! 🙂

A BIG THANK YOU goes out to Mr. and Mrs. Varma, who provided doughnuts last Friday, for all at ECDS, in honor of Smita’s fourteenth birthday.  It was a very welcome treat at the end of the week.  Many thanks! YUM! 🙂

THANK YOU to Janet Lombardi for the beautiful flowers and the lovely yellow “signed by students” ribbon, that you put together for Teachers’ Appreciation Week.  I forgot to mention it in my blog last week.  My sincerest apologies, Janet.  You are a GEM! 🙂

THANK YOU to the Brainard Family for the delicious gift of See’s candy, for Teachers’ Appreciation Week. I forgot to mention it in my blog last week.  My sincerest apologies, Richene, Michael, and Mykelle. 🙂

This coming week in literature, my Sixth Graders will continue to read Tunes For Bears To Dance To by Robert Cormier.   They will also apply the S.I.F.T. Method of analysis (which they started last week) to Skellig  and Tunes For Bears To Dance To: S. (Symbolism), I. (Imagery), F. (Figurative Language), and T. (Themes and Tone).  They will work on their mythological, grammar, and punctuation/editing workbooks.  I will read aloud more stories by Beatrix Potter, and my Sixth Graders will continue to watch Miss Potter, for Literature on DVD.

This week in Drama Class, my Sixth Graders will explore a short script about King Arthur.

Reminders:

  • We look forward to seeing our mothers for a Mothers’ Day luncheon, on Friday, May 12.
  • The performances of The Wizard of Oz, which will commence on Friday evening, May 12, at 7:00p.m.  There will be two performances on Saturday, May 13.  It is an AMAZING SHOW!  Our ECDS students have worked extremely hard and are INCREDIBLE!
  • All ECDS students who are involved in The Wizard of Oz, are excused from homework and testing for my class, during the next two weeks.  However, all homework and tests will have to be completed after the show.

The homework for this week is as follows:

  • Study for the spelling/vocabulary test of Lesson 13, in Wordly Wise, for Wednesday, May 10.
  • Complete all the exercises in Lesson 13 of Wordly Wise.
  • Work on the rewrites of your Children’s Books.

 The love of one’s environment is the secret of social evolution.

~ Maria Montessori

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

Sincerely,

Miss Susan 🙂

Posted by: aoifelove | May 7, 2017

The Wizard of Oz!

Dear Seventh Grade Parents and Students,

CONGRATULATIONS to all the ECDS students who participated in the Talent Show, on either Thursday or Friday of last week.  You all did an incredible job at demonstrating your wonderful talents.  Well done!  You were FABULOUS! 🙂

A BIG THANK YOU goes out to Mr. and Mrs. Varma, who provided doughnuts last Friday, for all at ECDS, in honor of Smita’s fourteenth birthday.  It was a very welcome treat at the end of the week.  Many thanks! YUM! 🙂

This coming week in literature, my Seventh Graders will continue to read Greek Gods and Heroes.   They will also apply the S.I.F.T. Method of analysis (which they started last week) to Beowulf and Inside the Walls of Troy: S. (Symbolism), I. (Imagery), F. (Figurative Language), and T. (Themes and Tone).  They will work on their grammar and punctuation/editing workbooks.  They will review Literary Terms for their next test.  They will continue to watch Silas Marner by George Eliot, for Literature on DVD, as we did not have time for it last week.

This week in Drama Class, my Seventh Graders will continue with rehearsals for A Midsummer Night’s Dream, without using their scripts.  Please encourage your child to study his/her cues and lines.  The performance is scheduled for Wednesday, June 14, at 2:00p.m.

Reminders:

  • We look forward to seeing our mothers for a Mothers’ Day luncheon, on Friday, May 12.
  • The performances of The Wizard of Oz, which will commence on Friday evening, May 12, at 7:00p.m.  There will be two performances on Saturday, May 13.  It is an AMAZING SHOW!  Our ECDS students have worked extremely hard and are INCREDIBLE!
  • All ECDS students who are involved in The Wizard of Oz, are excused from homework and testing for my class, during the next two weeks.  However, all homework and tests will have to be completed after the show.

The homework for this week is as follows:

  • Please study your cues and lines for A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
  • Study for the spelling/vocabulary test of Lesson 17, in Wordly Wise, for Thursday, May 11.
  • Complete all the exercises in Lesson 17 of Wordly Wise.
  • Work on the rewrites of your Children’s Chapter Books.

 The love of one’s environment is the secret of social evolution.

~ Maria Montessori

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

Sincerely,

Miss Susan 🙂

Posted by: aoifelove | May 7, 2017

The Wizard of Oz!

Dear Eighth Grade Parents and Students,

CONGRATULATIONS to all the ECDS students who participated in the Talent Show, on either Thursday or Friday of last week.  You all did an incredible job at demonstrating your wonderful talents.  Well done!  You were FABULOUS! 🙂

A BIG THANK YOU goes out to Mr. and Mrs. Varma, who provided doughnuts last Friday, for all at ECDS, in honor of Smita’s fourteenth birthday.  It was a very welcome treat at the end of the week.  Many thanks! YUM! 🙂

THANK YOU to Janet Lombardi for the beautiful bouquet of flowers and the lovely yellow “signed by students” ribbon that you put together for Teachers’ Appreciation Week.  You are a GEM! 🙂

This coming week in literature, my Eighth Graders will examine and analyze The Odyssey by Homer, because they finished reading it last week.  They have now read one of the most important books in English literature.  Yahoo!  They will start reading their new book, Lord of the Flies by William Golding, on Wednesday, May 10.  They will continue to practice the analysis of literature and how to apply C. (Claim), R. (Reference), and C. (Commentary), with respect to The Odyssey.  They will also apply the S.I.F.T. Method of analysis to The Odyssey: S. (Symbolism), I. (Imagery), F. (Figurative Language), and T. (Themes and Tone).  They will also work on their punctuation/editing workbooks.  They will commence watching The Odyssey, for Literature on DVD, as we did not have time for it last week.

This week in Drama Class, my Eighth Graders will continue with rehearsals for A Midsummer Night’s Dream, without using their scripts.  Please encourage your child to study his/her cues and lines.  The performance is scheduled for Wednesday, June 14, at 2:00p.m.

Reminders:

  • We look forward to seeing our mothers for a Mothers’ Day luncheon, on Friday, May 12.
  • The performances of The Wizard of Oz, which will commence on Friday evening, May 12, at 7:00p.m.  There will be two performances on Saturday, May 13.  It is an AMAZING SHOW!  Our ECDS students have worked extremely hard and are INCREDIBLE!
  • All ECDS students who are involved in The Wizard of Oz, are excused from homework and testing for my class, during the next two weeks.  However, all homework and tests will have to be completed after the show.

The homework for this week is as follows:

  • Please study your cues and lines for A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
  • Study for the Literary Terms Test, which is scheduled for Friday, May 12.
  • Work on your novellas.

 The love of one’s environment is the secret of social evolution.

~ Maria Montessori

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

Sincerely,

Miss Susan 🙂

Posted by: aoifelove | April 30, 2017

Happy May Day!

Dear Sixth Grade Parents and Students,

A HEARTFELT THANK YOU to all our ECDS Parents, Students, the PAC Team, Ms. Anne Morasco, and the Administration for making Teachers’ Appreciation Week so special for us.  The Farmer’s Market was fantastic!  The classroom-door decorations were delightful!  The Mardi Gras teachers’ luncheon was magnificent!  The decor of the library, the delicious Cajun food, our students’ sweet notes, the generous gift cards, and the lovely gift baskets were all phenomenal!  The time, energy, love, generosity, and organization that went into making Teachers’ Appreciation Week so unique and incredible, are truly treasured memories that will not be forgotten.  THANK YOU ALL SO VERY MUCH! 🙂

This coming week in literature, my Sixth Graders will continue to read Tunes For Bears To Dance To by Robert Cormier, which they are enjoying.  They will learn to apply the S.I.F.T. Method of analysis to literature: S. (Symbolism), I. (Imagery), F. (Figurative Language), and T. (Themes and Tone).  They will engage in peer reading and positive critiquing of each other’s Children’s Books.  They will work on their grammar and punctuation/editing workbooks, and review the parts of speech.  They will review Literary Terms for their next test.  I will read more stories by Beatrix Potter (which they love), and they will continue to watch Miss Potter, for Literature on DVD.

This week in Drama Class, my Sixth Graders will continue to rehearse their skits with Mr. Rowe, for the Monthly Assembly, on Friday, May 5.

Reminders:

  • The Monthly Assembly will take place on Friday, May 5.
  • Don’t forget to order your tickets for The Wizard of Oz.

The homework for this week is as follows:

  • Study the Literary Terms for the test on Wednesday, May 3.
  • Work on the rewrites of your “Children’s Books.”

The first duty of educators is to stir up interest in their students, and leave it free to develop. ~ Maria Montessori

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and have a grand week ahead.  Happy May Day!

Sincerely,

Miss Susan 🙂

Posted by: aoifelove | April 30, 2017

Happy May Day!

Dear Seventh Grade Parents and Students,

A HEARTFELT THANK YOU to all our ECDS Parents, Students, the PAC Team, Ms. Anne Morasco, and the Administration for making Teachers’ Appreciation Week so special for us.  The Farmer’s Market was fantastic!  The classroom-door decorations were delightful!  The Mardi Gras teachers’ luncheon was magnificent!  The decor of the library, the delicious Cajun food, our students’ sweet notes, the generous gift cards, and the lovely gift baskets were all phenomenal!  The time, energy, love, generosity, and organization that went into making Teachers’ Appreciation Week so unique and incredible, are truly treasured memories that will not be forgotten.  THANK YOU ALL SO VERY MUCH! 🙂

This coming week in literature, my Seventh Graders will read more  about Greek Gods and Heroes, which they are enjoying.  They will learn to apply the S.I.F.T. Method of analysis to literature: S. (Symbolism), I. (Imagery), F. (Figurative Language), and T. (Themes and Tone).  They will engage in peer reading and positive critiquing of each other’s Children’s Chapter Books.  They will work on their grammar and punctuation/editing workbooks, and review the parts of speech.  They will review Literary Terms for their next test.  They will also continue to watch Silas Marner by George Elliot, for Literature on DVD.

This week in Drama Class, my Seventh Graders will continue with rehearsals for A Midsummer Night’s Dream, without using their scripts.  The performance is scheduled for Wednesday, June 14, at 2:00p.m.

Reminders:

  • The Monthly Assembly will take place on Friday, May 5.
  • Order your tickets for The Wizard of Oz.

The homework for this week is as follows:

  • Please study your cues and lines for A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
  • Study the spelling/vocabulary of Lesson 16 in Wordly Wise, for Thursday, May 4.
  • Complete all the exercises in Lesson 16 of Wordly Wise, for Thursday, May 4.
  • Complete the CROSSWORD in Lesson 16.
  • Work on the rewrites of your “Children’s Chapter Books.”

The first duty of educators is to stir up interest in their students, and leave it free to develop. ~ Maria Montessori

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and have a grand week ahead.  Happy May Day!

Sincerely,

Miss Susan 🙂

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