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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.

May News

We are preparing for a very full month.  On Wednesday the 6th, we head to the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center in Concord.   We give a big thank you to Mrs. Mitchell for preparing this trip. 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 12th.

During the month of April, students read classical literature stories.  They will summarize and illustrate their own children’s picture book as a report.  Cross your fingers, we are hoping to do this on the iPads.  I am expecting great things!

In Math we are finishing up percents.  We have been applying them to real life situations.  Our next lesson is measurement.  Extra help is on Wednesday mornings at 8 AM.  Continue practice at ixl.com.

The fifth grade has finished their measurement unit.  They will begin ratios, proportions, percents, and relating percents to decimals and fractions.  Extra help is back on Mondays at 8 AM.  Continue practice at ixl.com.

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 News

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

During the month of April, students will read a classic book in preparation for our in-class May book report.  They 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.

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.

We have been studying Jesus’ Lenten journey.  We illustrated the Stations of the Cross with partners.  They are on the bulletin board outside our class.  We made a list and defined words that come up during the Lenten Season.  We will finish our Lenten Journey by studying the Triduum, Easter, and celebrating a Paraliturgy on Holy Thursday, which is directed by Mrs. Moore’s and Mrs. Allan’s first grade students.

In sixth grade mathematics, we are working on the geometry unit.   We will study angles, their rules, polygons, and solve for missing angles in polygons.  Extra help is Wednesday at 8 A.M.

The fifth grade is studying measurement.  They will relate customary units of length, capacity, weight, and time.  They will also begin studying the metric system.  Extra help is on Thursdays at 8 A.M.

We hope everyone has a blessed Easter and a relaxing April vacation.

 

March Madness

We will be discussing Lent and Easter in Religion Classes.  A major focus this month will be the people, places, and things that were involved in Jesus’ journey to the cross.

This month we will be studying Lessons 24, 25, 26, and 27 in Spelling.  Spelling words can be found in the class text and at www.spellingcity.com.

In Literature we are completing My Side of the Mountain.  The genre for March’s book report is either biography or autobiography.  Books need to be approved by the 6th and read by the 31st.

The final Math Contest will take place on Wednesday, March 4th.  The sixth grade Study Skills course will take place on the 9th, 16th, and 30th of March.  We will not meet on March 23rd due to testing.  The final three classes are April 6th, 13th, and 20th.

The sixth grade will finish their fraction unit this month.  They are multiplying and dividing fractions.  6th grade extra help still takes place on Wednesday mornings at 8 AM.  We use IXL in the class and for homework.  All students were given a username and password.  Throughout the chapter, I expect sections to be worked on by the students.  The website is   https://www.ixl.com/signin/stchris and the current sections are V and W.

The STEM Fair is March 12th.  The 6th grade is completing the "Tricky 24" project.  They will write equations to equal the numbers 1 through 24.  They need to use the numbers 1, 2, 3, and 4.  They must use all 4 numbers and may not repeat a number.  They can add, subtract, multiply, divide, use parenthesis, use powers, and use square roots.  If they square a number, they cannot use the number 2 elsewhere in the equation.  They must follow the rules of order of operations when solving their equations.  They have had a lot of fun working on this project.  We look forward to seeing you.

The Fifth grade will be completing their geometry unit this month.  They will measure and draw angles.  They need to recognize polygons.  We will also study circumference and circles.  Students in fifth grade should be working to mastery in IXL section B.  Another grade resource for math is    http://www.amathsdictionaryforkids.com.   It offers charts and definitions of math concepts.   5th grade math extra help has made a move to Thursdays at 8 AM.


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