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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.

Spring has Sprung!

We are preparing for a very full month.  The 6th grade has their annual Project Safeguard program, which takes place at Immaculate Conception.  It is an enjoyable and educational day for both parents and sixth graders.  The date is Tuesday, May 10th.

We have moved on to studying the New Testament in Religion.  The sixth grade will also honor the Blessed Mother by leading the whole school in our annual May Procession on May 20th

During the month of April, students wrote and illustrated their own version of a classic.  We created coloring books for our 1M buddies.  The next genre for the May book report is free choice.  The book needs to be read by the last Friday of the month.

In Math we are starting our measurement unit.  Students will work on the metric and customary units of measure.  We will also convert between the two.  Extra help is on Wednesday mornings at 8 AM.  Please continue to practice section S at www.ixl.com/signin/stchris.

The fifth grade will start their algebra section.    Extra help is still on Thursdays, but will return to Mondays on the 16th.  Please continue to practice section U at www.ixl.com/signin/stchris.

We have entered the fourth quarter and are quickly becoming aware of our upcoming graduation from St. Christopher School.  Before we know it, we will finish off our time here with the May Crowning, field trips, field day/fun-run, a retreat, a luncheon and the promotion ceremony.   Time flies when you're having fun!   Don't blink, because you just might miss it!

 

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.

 
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