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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.

May News

 

May is a very busy month.  We have a very special Mary program this month.  The sixth grade will lead the school in the May Procession on Friday the 18th.  Two sixth graders will be chosen as the May Queen and the crown bearer.

Spelling for the month will be lessons 31, 32, 33 and 34.  All spelling can be found at www.spellingcity.com.  The homework is due on Thursdays and the tests are Fridays.

Religion will focus of Mary. We will also finish the text with chapters 18, 19, 22 and 23. We are slowly leaving the Old Testament for the New Testament.

In Literature, we are finishing two book reports.  One was an award winner and the other was a classic.  For the classic book report, the students wrote and illustrated their own version of the story.

The sixth grade will finish the percent unit.  They have focused on real-life math applications.  The last unit will compare the metric system and customary units.  Area, volume, and circumference are included in the measurement unit.  Extra help is on Wednesdays at 8 AM.  Sections R, S, T, and V are great places for extra practice on www.ixl.com/signin/stchris.

The fifth grade will finish the measurement unit.  They are about to start my favorite unit.  The will learn the basic rules for adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing algebraic equations.  They will finally get to solve integer equations.  Two negatives make a positive (in multiplication and division).  Extra help moves back to Mondays on 14th.  Sections Z, EE, V, and U are great places for extra practice onwww.ixl.com/signin/stchris.

 

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.

 
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