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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.

6W April News

 

 

Happy Easter to the St. Christopher School Community.  I hope you all enjoyed the time off with your children, family, and friends.  I am looking forward to some better weather and the start of the 2018 Boston Red Sox Season!

 

This month the sixth grade will continue to study Europe in social studies.  Our annual Jeopardy Tournament will also begin.

 

The fifth grade has begun their unit on the American Revolution in their social studies class.  It is one of my favorite units.

 

This week we began our newspaper book reports in 6W.  Students read a non-fiction book on an historical event.  They will present their findings in class by creating the front page of a newspaper.  The lead story will hold the answers to the 5 W’s..Who? What? Where? When? What? And Why?  The page will include a masthead, a headline, an editorial, and interview, a photograph (picture), advertisements.  The page will show correct use of the byline, cut-line, and dateline.  I can’t wait to see the finish products!  We will also continue to use our literature anthology and Time For Kids magazine in literature class.  This month’s book for independent reading is science fiction or fantasy.  All books should be finished by April 30th.  The book report activity will be done in class.

 

Now that we have celebrated Easter we will return our study of the Old Testament in Grade Six Religion.  The entire student body will celebrate Mass together on April 13th.

 

Please continue to encourage your children to practice the spelling list words at home using spellingcity.com.

 

Wishing you all a happy and safe April Vacation.  The rest of the year will be very busy for Grade 6.  More information about our end of the year activities will be included in the May newsletter.

 

Mary Lou Wefers

 

April Showers

During the month of April, students will write and illustrate their own children’s storybook of the classic book that they read.  All work will be done during their literature blocks.  They will give their buddies a copy of the book to color.

This month, students will have Lessons 28, 29, and 30 spelling.  Since we are entering our final quarter, it is very important to remember to study for the weekly tests.  The words are found in their class text or on www.spellingcity.com.

The focus in Religion class is Jesus’ ministry, Easter, proverbs, and the formation of the Catholic Church.  The chapters in our text are 27, 16, and 17.

The sixth grade will complete a bridge building project as a final assessment to the graphing unit.  They will build bridges from toothpicks, index cards, popsicle sticks, or tongue depressors.  Their bridges must expand a 10 inch span and must hold at least two math textbooks.   The remainder of the month will be spent working on the geometry unit.   We will study polygons and angles.  We will study both the customary units of measure and the metric system.  Perimeter, area, surface area, and volume are included in the lessons.  Extra help is Wednesday at 8 A.M.  The Geometry sections (AA), (BB), and (CC) are the focus on www.ixl.com/signin/stchris.

The fifth grade is studying measurement.  They will learn to convert between the different measurements in the metric system.  Extra help is Thursday at 8 A.M.  The Measurement section (Y) is the focus on www.ixl.com/signin/stchris.

 

March News

Wow!  What an interesting winter we’ve had.  I hope everyone enjoyed the winter break and had a chance to rest up for the long stretch to April vacation.  We have a very full month ahead of us.  We have our annual STEM Day on the 8th. 6E is working on a Recipe Project using fractions.

This month we will be studying lessons 24, 25, 26, 27 and 28 in spelling.  Spelling words can be found in the class text and atwww.spellingcity.com.

Religion continues with Lent, Holy Week, and Easter.  Our focus is Jesus’ journey to the cross.  We have a list of Lenten vocabulary words that will be studied during Lent.

In Literature we are finishing My Side of the Mountain.  Students will choose from three essay topics to conclude the lesson.  The genre for March’s book report is classic literature.  The book must be approved by me on or before the 7th.  The book needs to be read by the end of the month, and the book report will be completed in class.

The 6th grade will finish off their fraction and graphing units throughout the month.   Extra help takes place on Wednesdays at 8 AM.  Please focus on sections K, L, GG and II for www.ixl.com/stchris/signin.

The 5th grade will finish the geometry unit this month.  Protractors are needed at home.  They can be bought at the school store or printed off the internet.  They cannot complete their homework without one.  Extra help takes place on Thursdays at 8 AM starting the week of the 5th.  Monday mornings will be devoted to study sessions for the 6th grade.   Please focus on section Z forwww.ixl.com/stchris/signin.

 
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