Home Students Classroom Pages Grade 6 - Mrs. Emond

Grade 6 - Mrs. Emond

Melissa_E

Welcome to Sixth Grade! If you have any questions or concerns, please This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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.

November News

Another month of school is under our belts.  We are having a blast!  We had a crazy end to the month of October.  Mrs. Clarke rode around the school on a scooter wearing a shark costume.  It was an exciting day!  Our Halloween party was on Friday, October 30th.  We had snacks and played games.  Half of the class provided treats for the party.  Thank you to everyone who sent something in for us to share.  Don’t worry if you didn’t, your child has signed you up for Christmas.

In Religion we finished studying the Mysteries of the Rosary.  Students memorized the mysteries and took weekly quizzes on them.  We continue our study of the Old Testament focusing on the patriarchs of our faith.  For the month of November, the religion chapters are 8, 9, and 10.

We will complete lessons 9, 10, 11, and 12 during November.  Weekly work includes writing the list three times, book work, and an activity.  All work is due on Thursday.  Tests are Fridays.  Students should be studying for spelling using www.spellingcity.com.

Students are working hard at completing their October book report.  They will describe the characters, plot, and summary of their science fiction or mystery book.  These are the same themes we are working on in our literature book.

Sixth grade begins the order of operations section of our class text.  PEMDAS (Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally) should be running through their minds.  They will also complete an in-class project on PEMDAS.  Extra help takes place on Wednesday mornings at 8 AM.   Students should complete section O at www.ixl.com/signin/stchris.

Fifth grade begins a lengthy fractions unit.  Prime numbers, prime factorization, simplest form, and mixed numbers will be discussed.  Extra help takes place on Monday mornings at 8 AM.  Students should complete section K at www.ixl.com/signin/stchris.

We look forward to meeting with our buddies again.  We will complete a Thanksgiving craft with them.  Parent/teacher conferences are on the 17th of this month.  I will send out a reminder notice closer to the date.  I look forwarding to sitting down and speaking with all of you.

 

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!

 
More Articles...