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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.

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 5 through 9 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.

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 Biography.  The book must be approved by October 6th.

In fifth grade math, the students are finishing up the multiplication unit.  The test for chapter 2 is Friday, October 7th.  Our next unit is on division.  We will also have our first math project.  The majority of the project is done in school.  It is a long division project, and we will not begin it for a few weeks.  As a reminder, extra help for the fifth grade takes place on Monday mornings at 8 AM.

In sixth grade math, the students are finishing up their multiplication unit, but they also have exponents and scientific notation within their chapter.  Math vocabulary is important.  The test for chapter 2 is Wednesday, October 5th.  6th grade math help takes place on Wednesday mornings at 8 AM.

 

Welcome to the 6th Grade!


As summer vacation winds down, we look forward to a new school year.  AND what an exciting year it is going to be!

There are a few important dates for you to keep in mind.

  • 3 School Mass at NCRJHS – September 7th
  • 1st School Mass (6W) – September 9th
  • September 11th – 10 AM Back to School Mass (wear your uniform for a dress down pass)
  • September 12th – Parent Information Night

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.

Spelling lessons can be found on www.spellingcity.com.  Look up St. Christopher School and Melissa Emond.  The lessons for September are 1 – 4.  On Mondays students write the list words three times each.   They have a different activity every Tuesday.  On Wednesdays they complete the three pages in the text book for the lesson.  Tests are taken on Fridays with the iPads.

In Literature students are completing activities on their summer reading, The Fighting Ground.   The first book report genre has been assigned.  Students need to pick a book by Wednesday, September 7th.  They may choose another book written by Avi or a historical fiction book.

The sixth grade is completing a project on catapults.  They have to stick to a budget, complete an expense report, record and graph the results of their catapult launches.  We will then start chapter 1 which covers addition, subtraction, and place value.  Extra Help will begin on Wednesday, September 21st at 8 AM.

The fifth grade has started chapter 1.  It covers place value, addition, and subtraction.  Extra Help takes place on Monday mornings at 8 AM.  It begins Monday, September 12th.

We are ready for a great year!

Smile Mrs. Emond

 

June News

Graduation Day is almost upon us!  The Class of 2016 has worked hard this year!

We closed out May with some very special events.  Caroline and Mary-Kate led the whole school at our May Procession to honor Mary.  The sixth grade did a fantastic job preparing for this event.  We had our Field Day and Walk/Run.  Great job, RED!

The first week of June the sixth grade will have their class trips.  We will visit the Ecotarium, Science Day at Canobie Lake Park, and Old Sturbridge Village.  Thank you to all of the parents and teachers for chaperoning the trips.

Everyone is excited for the special events during the last week of school.  The 6th grade will have their annual fiesta with Senora Bichrest on the 6th.  We will go to a Silver Knights baseball game with the school and many parents on the 7th.  Our class will have a special retreat in school on the 8th.  Our special guest speaker will be Mr. Brian Flaherty, the Campus Minister at Trinity High School.  Snack and lunch will be provided, and this will be a free dress day.  Sixth grade parents will join the class for a luncheon and presentation of awards on the 9th.  Students will leave with their parents after the luncheon.

Students need to be in the school lobby by 6:30 PM on Friday, June 10th.  We will gather in front of the church for the class picture.  Parents are welcome to come outside to take pictures at this time.  If it rains, the picture will be taken in the school.

It has been a true pleasure to teach your children for the past two years.  I will miss them all and know they will succeed wherever life takes them.

Melissa Emond

 
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