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Grade 6 - Miss Wefers


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I teach social studies to the fifth and sixth grades at St. Christopher. I love history, current events, and the Boston Red Sox!

6 W March News

6W March News

I  hope you  enjoyed a wonderful winter break.  We are all looking forward to some better weather as we get closer to spring.
March is a month of special events at St. Christopher School.  We are looking forward to some guest speakers who will join us for STEM Day and the Stem Fair later that night on March 15th.

The sixth grade will present their Sixty Minute Junk Castles made from recycled materials brought in from home.  Students worked in teams of two or three and tried to recreate a European castle built in the Middle Ages.  This activity also kicked off our social studies unit on Europe . The research projects on a European country will also be displayed with the castles on that night.

St. Patrick is the patron saint of 6W, so we are extra excited to celebrate the school Mass and Green and White Day on St. Patrick’s iDay!  Our class is collecting juice boxes for the school Lenten Food Drive.  We are working on a special unit on Holy Week during this month,too.
The class is currently working on an art activity in literature class.  They are creating a paper jigsaw puzzle to showcase the mystery book that they read at home last month.  The genre for the March book is non-fiction.  Students will choose a book on an historical event to read during our Silent Reading time in class and at home.

Grade Five Social Studies is continuing their unit on Colonial America.  Their beautiful state posters will be on display in the hallway this month.

Please remind the students to keep practicing those spelling lists at home by going to spellingcity.com. I hope to see many parents at the auction on March 24th. It should be another great night.  You are going to love the sixth grade project for the live auction!




6W February News

February is a month of celebrations.  Catholic Schools Week fun ended at the beginning of this month.  After opening with a school Mass on January 29th, the celebrations continued with Spirit Day, Beach Day, Pajama Day, and Patriots’ Day.  We enjoyed an ice cream party, a bowling field trip, and popcorn and a movie with our Buddy Class, 1A.

On Thursday, February 8th, the sixth grade finally got to attend Step-Up Day at Nashua Catholic after three cancellations due to bad weather.

The whole school celebrated the beginning of the holy season of Lent by attending Mass together on Ash Wednesday.  The sixth grade will complete a special unit on Lent in religion class this month.  We will attend Stations of the Cross every Friday, also.

This month the fifth and sixth grade Social Studies classes will complete their research projects and present their findings to the class on February 22nd.  Grade Five created a poster with information on the assigned state.  Grade Six wrote and illustrated an alphabet book with facts they had previously found over a period of weeks

Grade Five Social Studies will complete a special unit on Presidents and the White House this month.  Grade Six has finished their study of Canada and will move on to the history and geography of Europe!

This month we will finish the novel My Side of the Mountain.  Students are reading a mystery for the book reports at the end of the month. All book reports are done in class.

Please continue to encourage your students to practice their spelling words at home on spellingcity.com.

I hope everyone has a happy and safe February Vacation!

Mary Lou Wefers


January News

Happy New Year to all!  I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas with their families.  We were blessed to have such a nice, long vacation.

The month of January will be a very busy one.  Students should be back on a regular homework schedule.  We are almost at the half way mark!

Grade Six Social Studies classes will begin a unit on Canada.  They will also begin their research project on a European country.  This work will be completed at home.  It will be assigned in three stages.  The first step is to find 20 topics to research.  The list is due on January 10th.  The second step will be to complete the research, and the third step is the project itself.  Detailed directions will be sent home for each of these steps.

Grade Five Social Studies has returned to studying the Thirteen Original Colonies after taking a break for the Christmas in America unit.  These students will also begin working on the three steps to finish a research project on their chosen state.  The first step is to find 20 topics to research.  This list is also due on January 10th.  The second step will also be the research and the final step is the finished project.  Directions to each of the final steps will be sent home for a parent signature.

6W Literature class will be reading the Newbery Honor Book My Side of the Mountain in class this month and completing several writing and art activities to go along with the book.  Students have each chosen a classic of children's literature to be read at home and at school this month.  The book report will be done in class at the end of the month.

Our study of the Old Testament continues in our religion class.  We are back to our regular program after taking time to focus on Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany.

Please remind your student that each week's written spelling lesson is due on Thursday.  The test is given every Friday.  Students can practice the words at home by going to spellingcity.com.

We are all excited for Catholic Schools Week at the end of this month.  A list of the special activities will be sent home soon.

Thank you so much for all the treats that you sent in for our Christmas party, the crafts set up for the students, and all of the thoughtful Christmas presents.  I am excited to finish the year with the Class of 2018!


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