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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.

April News

 

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, the Way of the Cross, Easter and the formation of the Catholic Church.  The chapters in our text are 19, 21, and 26.

In sixth grade mathematics, we are 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

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I hope you enjoyed your break and are ready to work hard.  The 6th Grade Study Skills Course will start on Monday, March 13th.  The 5th grade extra help moves to Thursdays at 8 AM.


The focus of Religion will be a Lenten Journey.  Students will define Lenten Vocabulary and take a test before Easter.  In small groups, students will illustrate the Stations of the Cross.   Their artwork is always beautiful.


The weekly spelling lessons are 24, 25, 26, and 27.  All spelling words are found at www.spellingcity.com.  Lesson 24 covers lessons 19 to 23.


In Literature we will finish My Side of the Mountain.  The final project is an essay.  Students will have a choice of three essay topics.  The genre for March's book report is Classic Literature.  Stories need to be approved by Friday, March 10th.


The 6th grade will finish their STEM projects right after break.  They drew animals on the coordinate plane and plotted the matching points.  The math focus moves to multiplication and division of fractions.  Extra help is at 8 AM on Wednesdays.


The 5th grade will start the geometry unit after break.  The chapter focuses on angles, protractor use, polygons, circles, and circumference.  Extra help moves to Thursdays at AM.

 

February News

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Catholic Schools Week takes place during the first week in February.  On Monday, we have our Day of Faith.  It began with a mass that was prepared by 5M and 2J.  We decorated our bulletin board with a blackboard and inspirational quotes from our patron saint, Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton.  The 6th grade has been researching the various names Mary goes by in Spanish speaking countries.  We will have a Spanish rosary on Tuesday, January 31st.   The 6th grade has also been invited to attend Mass at BG on Wednesday.  When we return we will have our School Spirit Day.  Show your HUSKY PRIDE! We will also write paragraphs about why we love St. Chris.    On Thursday we have Beach Day!  Come in your favorite floral shirts and sunglasses!  We will have ice cream sundaes, thanks to the hot lunch program.  Yummy! On Friday we have PJ day with our buddies.  We start the day with bowling and end the day with a movie and popcorn.

In Spelling we will cover lessons 20, 21, 22 and 23.  Don’t forget to study the words each week.  The words can be tricky.  If the book is forgotten at school, the list can be found at www.spellingcity.com.

In Religion we will continue studying the Old Testament.  Chapters 15, 16, and 17 will be our focus.  We will learn about prophets and proverbs.

In Literature we will continue reading My Side of the Mountain.  While reading the story and completing activities, we have also been watching the movie with our fellow classmates in 6W.  We will compare and contrast the movie and the book.

In Math the 6th grade will finish their fraction unit.  We are currently adding and subtracting fractions and mixed numbers.  They will apply their knowledge of addition and subtraction of fractions to solving algebraic equations.  Before February is through, we will also multiply and divide fractions and mixed numbers.  As a reminder, extra help is every Wednesday morning at 8 AM.  Please focus on sections K and L on www.ixl.com/signin/stchris.

The 5th grade has started their decimal unit in Math.  They will study place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of decimals.  Extra help is every Monday at 8 AM.  Please focus on sections I and J on www.ixl.xom/signin/stchris.

What a busy month!  It is a good thing that we close the month with a much needed February Vacation.

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