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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.

Welcome Back

Welcome to the 6th Grade!

As summer vacation winds down, we look forward to a new school year.  What an exciting year it is going to be!  I cannot wait to get started.

Parent Information Night is Wednesday, September 13th.  Please stop by your child’s class during Parent Information Night.  There will be a packet of information from your child’s core teachers and the sign-up sheet for conferences.

As a yearly tradition, 6E creates a class mural at the start of every school year.  They will brainstorm ideas, develop a theme, and paint pictures to represent the theme.  It is a must see.  Pictures will be posted upon completion.  Our theme is “Who is Jesus?”

We work on a spelling lesson each week.  The spelling lessons for this month are 1, 2, 3 and 4.  On Mondays we will complete the list words three times each in cursive.  On Tuesdays we will complete the three pages of book work.  Each Wednesday students complete an activity that changes weekly.  All work is due on Thursdays.  Fridays are the test day.  Tests are completed on the iPads.  Please use www.spellingcity.com for studying.

In Literature our focus is on The Fighting Ground.  We are completing small group activities on the book.  Our first activity is a book summary in a poem.  Your students are all Super Heroes.  Their first writing activity will be to write about a time they were someone’s hero.

In 6th grade Math we are studying place value, expanded form, addition and subtraction.  The IXL topics are A, F, and G.  Wednesday at 8 AM is 6th grade extra help.

5th grade Math has the same topics as 6th grade Math.  The IXL focus is A, B, G, and H.  Monday at 8 AM is 5th grade extra help.

We are ready for a great year!

Smile Mrs. Emond

 

6E Homestretch

We have reached the homestretch.  We are no longer 6W and 6E; we are WE!  Thank you for sharing your wonderful children with us!  They are each unique, kind, and fun individuals.  I can't wait to see what they do with this world!

The Ecotarium, Canobie Lake Park, and Old Sturbridge Village will be a blast with this special group.  The Ecotarium is an indoor/outdoor science museum.  The group will take a class called The Wide World of Insects.  They will search for insects in their natural habitat.  It's Physics Day at Canobie Lake Park.  What a great way to see and experience science in motion. Old Sturbridge Village will take us back to the early 19th Century, where we will experience a town meeting and daily life.

Practice for our Promotion Ceremony, a Spanish Fiesta, a Retreat, the Luncheon, and the Promotion Ceremony take place during the first full week of June.  Senora B will send off our students in style with a little fiesta.  The Retreat is June 7th.  We "retreat" from the rest of the school at school.  We have speakers, snacks and lunch, and fun activites to truly close as "WE"!  The Luncheon is on June 8th at 12:00; students are dismissed at the end of the luncheon.  Students will return to school on June 9th at 6:30 PM, we will arrange ourselves in the school lobby, and process into the church as one class.

I will miss you all.  Remember you are always welcome back to visit.  We love seeing the St. Christopher School alumni!

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May News

 

May is a very busy month.  The sixth grade will go to Project Safeguard, which is a wonderful program about leadership, internet safety, and peer pressure.  It is one of my favorite events.  We have two very special Mary programs this month.  As an entire diocesan, we will witness the consecration of the school system to Mary.  The sixth grade will lead the school in the May Procession on Friday the 19th.  Polina was chosen as the May Queen, and Matt will be the crown bearer. 

Spelling for the month will be lessons 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 25 and 26, the foundation of the Church. 

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 15th.  Sections Z, EE, V, and U are great places for extra practice onwww.ixl.com/signin/stchris.

 
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