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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 Showers

We have successfully concluded our standardized testing week and are excited to get back to business as usual.  The students worked very hard to do their best.

During the month of April, students will write and illustrate their own children’s storybook of the classic book, which 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, 30 and 31 in 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 Beatitudes, and the formation of the Catholic Church.  The chapters in our text are 22, 23, and 24.

In sixth grade mathematics, we are working on the geometry unit.   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 section (BB) is 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 Madness

Wow!  What an interesting winter we’ve had.  I hope everyone enjoyed the winter break and had a chance to rest up for the long stretch to April vacation.  We have a very full month ahead of us.  Testing takes place this month.  We have our annual STEM Day on the 11th. Miss Wefers and I are combining our projects with the 6th graders.  Castles and Catapults, oh my!

This month we will be studying lessons 24, 25, 26, 27 and 28 in spelling.  Spelling words can be found in the class text and atwww.spellingcity.com.

Religion continues with Lent, Holy Week, and Easter.  Our focus is Jesus’ journey to the cross.  We have a list of Lenten vocabulary words that will be studied during Lent.

In Literature we are finishing My Side of the Mountain.  Students will choose from three essay topics to conclude the lesson.  The genre for March’s book report is classic literature.  The book must be approved by me on or before the 4th.  The book needs to be read by the end of the month, and the book report will be completed in class.

The 6th grade will work on their catapults for the STEM Day project.  They will also complete a graphing unit and start their geometry unit. Extra help takes place on Wednesdays at 8 AM.  Please focus on sections BB to EE for www.ixl.com/stchris/signin.

The 5th grade starts the geometry unit this month.  Protractors are needed at home.  They can be bought at the school store or printed off the internet.  They cannot complete their homework without one.  Extra help takes place on Thursdays at 8 AM starting the week of the 21st.  Monday mornings will be devoted to study sessions for the 6th grade.  There is no extra help during the week of testing.  Please focus on section Z forwww.ixl.com/stchris/signin.

 

February News from 6E

6E and 1M are preparing the Catholic Schools Week Mass for Friday the 5th.  Everyone has been practicing so hard.  Our annual Spelling Bee for the 5th and 6th grade was held on Tuesday, January 26th.  6E was represented by Julia, Jack, Nick, Ana, and Mary-Kate.  In an intense matchup Ana was declared the St. Christopher School Spelling Bee Champion and will represent St. Christopher School in the State Championship in March.

Catholic Schools Week takes place during the first week in February.  The 6th grade has been researching the various names Mary goes by in Spanish speaking countries.  We will have a Spanish rosary on Monday, February the 1st.   On Tuesday we have PJ day with our buddies.  The 6th grade has also been invited to attend Mass at BG.  On Wednesday, we have Spirit Day.  On Friday, we have our Day of Faith.  We decorated our bulletin board with a little red school house and inspirational quotes from our patron saint, Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton.

On Wednesday the 4th we will have Spirit Day.  Students will come to school in their favorite St. Christopher shirt.  We will also write paragraphs about why we love St. Chris.  We will have ice cream sundaes thanks to the hot lunch program.  Yummy!

On the 5th of February grades 4 to 6 will go on the much-loved ice skating field trip to the Conway Arena.  What a treat!

In Spelling we will cover lessons 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 17, 18, and 19 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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