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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.

March News

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I hope you enjoyed your break and are ready to work hard.  The 6th Grade Study Skills Course will start on Monday, March 13th.  The 5th grade extra help moves to Thursdays at 8 AM.


The focus of Religion will be a Lenten Journey.  Students will define Lenten Vocabulary and take a test before Easter.  In small groups, students will illustrate the Stations of the Cross.   Their artwork is always beautiful.


The weekly spelling lessons are 24, 25, 26, and 27.  All spelling words are found at www.spellingcity.com.  Lesson 24 covers lessons 19 to 23.


In Literature we will finish My Side of the Mountain.  The final project is an essay.  Students will have a choice of three essay topics.  The genre for March's book report is Classic Literature.  Stories need to be approved by Friday, March 10th.


The 6th grade will finish their STEM projects right after break.  They drew animals on the coordinate plane and plotted the matching points.  The math focus moves to multiplication and division of fractions.  Extra help is at 8 AM on Wednesdays.


The 5th grade will start the geometry unit after break.  The chapter focuses on angles, protractor use, polygons, circles, and circumference.  Extra help moves to Thursdays at AM.

 

February News

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Catholic Schools Week takes place during the first week in February.  On Monday, we have our Day of Faith.  It began with a mass that was prepared by 5M and 2J.  We decorated our bulletin board with a blackboard and inspirational quotes from our patron saint, Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton.  The 6th grade has been researching the various names Mary goes by in Spanish speaking countries.  We will have a Spanish rosary on Tuesday, January 31st.   The 6th grade has also been invited to attend Mass at BG on Wednesday.  When we return we will have our School Spirit Day.  Show your HUSKY PRIDE! We will also write paragraphs about why we love St. Chris.    On Thursday we have Beach Day!  Come in your favorite floral shirts and sunglasses!  We will have ice cream sundaes, thanks to the hot lunch program.  Yummy! On Friday we have PJ day with our buddies.  We start the day with bowling and end the day with a movie and popcorn.

In Spelling we will cover lessons 20, 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 15, 16, and 17 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.

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January News

Happy New Year!  Thank you for all the Christmas goodies.  Your generosity and kindness are overwhelming.

With the Christmas season coming to a close, we will resume our study of the Old Testament in Religion.  We will complete chapters 10 through 12 in the class text.

Students should continue to use www.spellingcity.com for spelling help.  Lessons 16 to 19 will be studied throughout the month.  Lesson 18 is a review of 13 to 17.  All spelling work is due Thursdays at the start of the day and tests are on Fridays.  We also have the annual Spelling Bee this month.  Students will attempt to spell their way into the bee that will be held at the end of the month.  5 students from 6E will participate in the Bee.

In Literature we will be start our class book, My Side of the Mountain.  It has been a class favorite over the last few years.  We will read the book together in class.  We will have large class discussions, small group work, and individual lessons.

In Math class, the sixth grade will start the first of three fraction chapters.  We will focus on equivalent fractions, prime numbers, greatest common factors, least common multiples, and simplest form.  Extra help is on Wednesday mornings at 8 AM.  Using www.ixl.com/signin/stchris focus on section E for the month.

The fifth grade will finish their fraction unit this month.  Their focus is on multiplying and dividing fractions.   They will apply these skills to budgets on pie charts.  Using www.ixl.com/signin/stchris focus on sections M and N.  Extra help is on Monday mornings at 8 AM.

 
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