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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.

November News

I can hardly believe that November is upon us.  We are closing the first quarter and report cards will be coming home on Wednesday, November 9th.  They are due back on Wednesday, November 15th.  As a reminder, conferences are Thursday, November 16th.  If you need another morning date, please let me know, so we can schedule a meeting.

In Religion we are studying the Old Testament.  We are currently focusing on Moses, the Exodus from Egypt, and the Ten Commandments.

In Literature we have just started our October Book Report.  The students picked a mystery book and will make a movie trailer out of their choice.  The book report genre for the month of November is Biography.  Their book needs to be approved by Friday, November 3rd.

The lessons in Spelling are 9, 10, 11 and 12.  Continue to use www.spellingcity.com, as many of the tests are on the iPads.  Lesson 12 is a review chapter and will be multiple choice.

Sixth grade math is currently working on Order of Operations and Pre-Algebra.  Students will be given multi-step problems that require a knowledge of the proper order to solve equations.  Students will solve addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division algebraic equations and expressions.  They are also completing the Tricky 24 project in class.  Extra Math Help is on Wednesday mornings at 8 AM, unless a change is announced in class.  The sections for www.ixl.com/signin/stchris are Z and AA.

Fifth grade is finishing up their division unit.  They will start their fraction unit.  We will study fractions for the next two months.  We will focus on greatest common factors, least common multiples, primes, composite numbers, and reducing fractions during the month of November.  Extra Help is on Monday mornings at 8 AM, unless a change is announced in class.  The sections for www.ixl.com/signin/stchris are D, F, and K.

Thank you,

Mrs. Emond

 

October News

We have hit the ground running and are off to a fabulous school year.  September was a very busy month filled with new things for everyone.

For the month of October, we will read Chapters 4 through 7 in our Religion text.  We continue our journey through the Old Testament, while being introduced to the Patriarchs.   Please note, all Religion Tests are take-home tests, but they are still TESTS.  Tardy and unfinished tests are unacceptable.   Chapters 6 and 7 do not have a test, as they are short lessons.  October is also the month of the Rosary.  We will focus on studying the Mysteries.

Continue to use www.spellingcity.com for practice spelling tests.  Spelling tests are taken on the iPads, and the more practice your child has during the week, the better he/she will do on Friday.  This month’s lessons are 5 through 9.  The only lesson not found on spelling city is 6.  It is a review of lessons 1 through 5.

In Literature, we have been using our class stories to focus on plot. In small groups, students wrote a poem summarizing their summer reading.  They are fantastic!  We have a very talented group. Our second book report genre is Mystery.  The book must be approved by October 6th.

In fifth grade math, the students are working on the multiplication unit.  The www.ixl.com/signin/stchris focus is letter C.  As a reminder, extra help for the fifth grade takes place on Monday mornings at 8 AM.

In sixth grade math, the students are also working on the multiplication unit, but they also have exponents and scientific notation within their chapter.  Math vocabulary is important.  All students have a composition notebook filled with vocabulary they need to know and study. The www.ixl.com/signin/stchris focus is letters B and H.  6th grade math help takes place on Wednesday mornings at 8 AM.

 

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

 
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