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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.

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!

 

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.

 
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