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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

The first month of school is over.  Hopefully everyone is getting accustomed to the workload and utilizing their class time wisely to get activities accomplished.  We had a brief heat wave, but it looks like chillier weather will be settling in.  With that said, please remember that only school sweatshirts can be worn inside the building, and we are on the cooler side of the school.

We continue our religious studies on the Old Testament with the patriarchs and matriarchs of our faith.  Chapters 3 through 7 will be read and discussed in class.  All tests are take home tests due Fridays.  Chapters 6 and 7 do not have tests.  Just as the Church focuses on the rosary during the month of October, we do too.  Students will memorize the Mysteries of the Rosary and be quizzed on them.

The Joyful Mysteries – quiz October 9th

The Sorrowful Mysteries – quiz October 16th

The Glorious Mysteries – quiz October 23rd

The Mysteries of Light – quiz October 30th

Students will write the mysteries in class.  We will discuss them, and then they will be given the week to memorize them.

Spelling continues to be a struggle for some.  It is important for students to continue to practice their spelling words nightly.  Remember the lists can be found on www.spellingcity.com.  Look up Melissa Emond.  The weekly lessons are 5 through 9.  We do not skip chapters, and we go in order.  Chapter 6 is a review lesson of chapters 1 to 5.   Spelling follows a weekly routine.  All work is presented to the students as early as 8:30 AM.  The work is due Thursdays, and the tests are on Fridays.

Monday – Write list words three times each.

Tuesday – Complete the three pages of the chapter in the textbook.

Wednesday – An activity is assigned in the morning; it switches weekly.

Thursday – All spelling work is due.

Friday – We take the test, usually on the iPads.

Our first book report book needs to be read by October 30th.  The book report focused on setting, characterization, and plot.  These same topics are discussed in our literature text.   The book is read at home or at school during spare time.  The book can either be science fiction or mystery.  All books were approved by September 25th.   We will read a story together from our text weekly.  On Tuesdays we will complete a VocabBuilder worksheet.  On Wednesday, we watch a few short clips that relate to the story and have an essay prompt.  The essays are no more than eight complete sentences and are due Thursdays.  We listen to the story a second time on Thursdays.  The test will be given either on Thursday or Friday.

The 6th grade is completing the multiplication unit and will begin the division unit.  As a reminder, there is always math homework Mondays through Thursdays.  If your child continues to struggle with the basic facts, try having them play games on www.ixl.com.   The sections for IXL are B and C.   All students were given a username and password.  Extra math help for the sixth grade is on Wednesdays at 8 AM.

The 5th grade is also completing the multiplication unit and will begin the division unit.  www.ixl.com is a website available for extra practice.  The sections for IXL are C and D.  Everyone was given a username and password.   We will be utilizing IXL in the classroom.  Extra help for the fifth grade takes place on Mondays 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 Monday, September 14th.  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 “The Beauty of God’s Creation.”

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.  They are coming out well.  Your students are all Super Heroes.  Their first writing activity was to write about a time they were someone’s hero.  They are amazing people!

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!

 

Summer's Coming

Wow!  It’s the end of the year.  I can hardly believe it.  There are still several important events coming up for the sixth grade.

Tuesday, June 9th, we have our school-wide field trip to the Silver Knights.  Wednesday, June 10th, the sixth grade has their retreat.  Thursday, June 11th, we have the sixth grade luncheon.  The sixth grade will go home following the luncheon.  Friday, June 12th, the sixth grade should arrive at school at 6:30 PM.  We will take the sixth grade picture on the church steps.  Our promotion ceremony mass starts at 7:00 PM.

Work resumes as usual this week.  We will finish the religion text with the creation of the modern church.  We have mass on Friday, June 5th prepared by 4D.

The last spelling test will take place this Friday.  It will be lesson 35.  Use www.spellingcity.com, to freshen up the study skills.

In Literature, we will complete and share our storybooks with our buddy class.  The sixth grade has worked really hard on them.   Several are electronic storybooks.  We’ve had a great time being authors.

In Math the sixth grade is working on the final chapters of the text.  We are learning formulas for surface area, circumference, area of a circle, and volume.  Continued practice on ixl.com is always recommended.

The fifth grade is working on the coordinate plane.  They have had a great time with integers, algebraic equations, and function tables.  Continued practice on ixl.com over the summer is recommended.

Thanks and have a fabulous summer!

 
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