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Grade 6 - Mrs. Emond

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I have been teaching at St. Christopher School for over 10 years. I started teaching as a 5th grade homeroom teacher, where I taught science to 5th and 6th grade. Then I became a 6th grade homeroom teacher, where I currently teach math to the 5th and 6th grade.

I grew up in various cities throughout the US and Germany, until my father was stationed in Massachusetts, settling in Nashua, NH. This was a fortunate turn of events, because it brought me to St. Christopher’s, first as a member of the parish and second as a teacher. I graduated from Keene State College, where I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Education and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish.

January News

Brrrrrrrr….It is cold outside.  Please dress appropriately.  More than a sweatshirt is needed for outdoor recess.

Now that Christmas is over, we will return to our class text.  We will finish chapters 9, 10, 11, and 12 in January.  Our focus is the Old Testament.

The Spelling lessons for the month of January are 17, 18, 19, and 20.  Please remember to practice the test using www.spellingcity.com.  All spelling work is due on Thursdays.  Tests are Fridays, unless announced otherwise.  We do take the spelling tests using the iPads.

In Literature, we will read a class book, My Side of the Mountain.  We read the back cover, before we were all snowed in.  We will continue to use our class text.  The stories for the month of January are based on fables and folklore.

6th grade Math extra help is back up and running on the 10th.  It takes place Wednesday mornings at 8 AM.  We are currently studying the fraction unit.  We will master GCF, LCM, and Prime Factorization in order to expand our fraction skills.  The students will learn the rules for adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions.  We will apply our knowledge to algebraic expressions and equations.

5th grade Math extra help is also returning.  It takes place on Monday mornings at 8 AM.  We are working on our graphing unit.  We will combine the graphing unit and the last fraction unit together for the test.  The last fraction chapter focuses on multiplying and dividing fractions.  Our next unit will be decimals.

A great conclusion to the month of January is Catholic School’s Week.  It is usually one of the students’ fondest memories.  We have many enjoyable events planned.  Keep your eye out for the Wednesday News.  It will have a schedule for the week.

 

January News

Brrrrrrrr….It is cold outside.  Please dress appropriately.  More than a sweatshirt is needed for outdoor recess.

Now that Christmas is over, we will return to our class text.  We will finish chapters 9, 10, 11, and 12 in January.  Our focus is the Old Testament.

The Spelling lessons for the month of January are 17, 18, 19, and 20.  Please remember to practice the test using www.spellingcity.com.  All spelling work is due on Thursdays.  Tests are Fridays, unless announced otherwise.  We do take the spelling tests using the iPads.

In Literature, we will read a class book, My Side of the Mountain.  We read the back cover, before we were all snowed in.  We will continue to use our class text.  The stories for the month of January are based on fables and folklore.

6th grade Math extra help is back up and running on the 10th.  It takes place Wednesday mornings at 8 AM.  We are currently studying the fraction unit.  We will master GCF, LCM, and Prime Factorization in order to expand our fraction skills.  The students will learn the rules for adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions.  We will apply our knowledge to algebraic expressions and equations.

5th grade Math extra help is also returning.  It takes place on Monday mornings at 8 AM.  We are working on our graphing unit.  We will combine the graphing unit and the last fraction unit together for the test.  The last fraction chapter focuses on multiplying and dividing fractions.  Our next unit will be decimals.

A great conclusion to the month of January is Catholic School’s Week.  It is usually one of the students’ fondest memories.  We have many enjoyable events planned.  Keep your eye out for the Wednesday News.  It will have a schedule for the week.

 

Visions of Sugar Plums...

Tis the Season!  There aren’t many weeks left in December.   I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas break.  REST and RELAX!

The Jesse Tree is our main focus in religion.  The Jesse Tree is a pictorial representation of Jesus’ family tree.  The students made ornaments for the bulletin board, our mini class tree, and designed their own Jesse Tree.  We are also studying Advent and Christmas.    We will end December with a Christmas prayer service.  It takes place on Thursday, December 21st at 11:30.  The 21st is also a half day with no aftercare.  Please pick your children up at 12:30.

Please continue to use www.spellingcity.com to assist in weekly spelling practice.  The lessons for this month are 13 to 16.  The more you practice, the better your grade will be.  Don’t forget that all weekly spelling homework is due on Thursdays.

Our genre for the December book report is Christmas.  Each child picked out their favorite Christmas picture book.  They will read the story to their buddies using as much excitement and expressions as they can muster. For the month of November, our biographical character ran for president, and we made posters and speeches for their race.

In both 5th and 6th grade classes I have noticed a need to spend more time reinforcing the basic math facts (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division) at home.  A strong knowledge of the facts is necessary to do the more complicated math problems in our chapters.

In 6th grade math we finished our algebra unit.  We will start our integer unit.  Students will add, subtract, multiply and divide integers.  They need to have strong fact recall to succeed!  Extra help is Wednesday morning at 8 AM.  Please focus on M for www.ixl.com/signin/stchris.

The 5th grade is about to finish their first fraction chapter.  They will start adding and subtracting fractions next.  We will finish off the fractions unit shortly after Christmas break.  Extra help is Monday mornings at 8 AM.  Please focus on L for www.ixl.com/signin/stchris.

See you next year!  Mrs. Emond

 
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