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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.

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.

 

January News

Brrrrrrrr….It is cold outside.  Please dress appropriately.  We all need to wear more than a sweatshirt for outdoor recess.

6E has the mass this month.  It is the Epiphany mass on January 6th.  All parents are welcome to attend.  We look forward to seeing many of you.  Using the class text, we are concluding the Christmas chapters.  We will finish chapters 14, 16, 17 and 18 in January.

The Spelling lessons for the month of January are 18, 19, 20, and 21.  Please remember to practice the test using www.spellingcity.com.  All spelling work is due on Thursdays.  Tests are Fridays, unless announced.  We do take the spelling tests using the iPads.

For the month of January we will be reading our class literature book, My Side of the Mountain.  We will have whole class instruction, individual work, and small Literature Circles on the content from our book.

6th grade Math extra help is back up and running on the 6th.  It takes place Wednesday mornings at 8 AM.  We are currently studying the first of three fraction chapters.  The students are learning the divisibility rules, prime factorization, equivalent fractions, and simplest form. The sections for www.ixl.com/signin/stchris are E and I.

5th grade Math extra help is also returning.  It takes places on Monday mornings at 8 AM.  We are beginning the final fraction chapter.  We will multiply and divide fractions.  All answers must be in simplest form.  The sections for www.ixl.com/signin/stchris are M and N.

I wanted to thank you all for generous Christmas gifts.  The care and thought that went into them was incredible.  You are too kind.

Thanks,

Mrs. Emond

 

Visions of Sugar Plums...

Tis the Season!  There aren’t many weeks left in December.   I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas break.  REST and RELAX!

The Jesse Tree was our main focus in religion.  The Jesse Tree is a pictorial representation of Jesus’ family tree.  The students made ornaments for the bulletin board, our mini class tree, and designed their own Jesse Tree.  We are also studying Advent and Christmas.    We will end December with our Christmas prayer service.  It takes place on Wednesday, December 23rd at 9:15.  The 23rd is also a half day with no aftercare.  Please pick your children up at 12:30.

Please continue to use www.spellingcity.com to assist in weekly spelling practice.  The last lesson of this month is 16.  The more you practice, the better your grade will be.  Don’t forget that all weekly spelling homework is due on Thursdays.

Our genre for the December book report is Christmas.  Each child picked out their favorite Christmas picture book.  They will read the story to their buddies using as much excitement and expressions as they can muster. We created people, timelines, and a review of life for our biography/autobiography book reports.

In both 5th and 6th grade classes I have noticed a need to spend more time reinforcing the basic math facts (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division) at home.  A strong knowledge of the facts is necessary to do the more complicated math problems in our chapters.

In 6th grade math we finished our algebra unit.  We will start our integer unit.  Students will add, subtract, multiply and divide integers.  They need to have strong fact recall to succeed!  Extra help is Wednesday morning at 8 AM.  No extra help on Wednesday, December 9th.  Please focus on Y for IXL.

The 5th grade is about to finish their first fraction chapter.  They will start adding and subtracting fractions next.  We will finish off the fractions unit shortly after Christmas break.  Extra help is Monday mornings at 8 AM.  Please focus on F and K for IXL.

See you next year!  Mrs. Emond

 
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