Sorry for the tardiness of this letter. No excuses.
This week is filled with activities leading up to Christmas. On Monday we will be going from the carpool loop directly into the church for a short Advent prayer service. The service starts promptly at 8:05, so be sure you plan on leaving a bit early for school tomorrow.
We are nearly ready for our Christmas play. The kids have planned, written, produced, and are now directing their scene of the play. We will have two practice sessions in the church before our dress rehearsal with the entire school on Thursday. As you know, the play will be presented to families on Thursday, December 15th at 7PM in the church. Because we have such a big role in the program, I would like eighth graders to be in the classroom no later than 7:30. I will be there as early as 7:15. We will need to get into our costumes, have a prop check, go over scripts one more time, and take a moment to pray together before heading over to the church. Please remember that your child should wear nice jeans (no holes/rips) or navy school pants, and a black long-sleeved shirt (begged or borrowed, but not stolen).
In literature class we read a short story by Truman Capote called “A Christmas Memory”. We studied Capote’s style of writing which evokes imagery by using sensory details. We talked about how he “shows” a story rather than tells it. Truman Capote does a very good job of drawing out emotions from the reader, and I found myself in tears a couple of times while reading the story aloud to the class. I introduced our writing project this week which will be to write about a Christmas memory of our own using the same style of writing. We will have time to write, peer review, revise and edit this story before break.
I reminded the kids that their book log is due tomorrow and only one book report will be required of them by Friday. Friday is a half day before break.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend,