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Grade 6 - Miss Wefers

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I teach social studies to the fifth and sixth grades at St. Christopher. I love history, current events, and the Boston Red Sox!

May News

I hope that everyone had a wonderful April Vacation. We are now ready to complete some important work to end this school year.

‘‘‘Tis the month of our Mother. We will celebrate with a procession with the statue of Mary every morning after the morning announcements. 6W will take their turns with 1A, our Buddy Class. Later this month the student body will all take part in our annual May Procession in the Church. The sixth grade class will vote for their representatives to carry the crown of flowers and crown the statue of our Blessed Mother at this prayer service. Our religion class will continue to study the Old Testament and then move on to the New Testament, focusing on the life of Jesus and the Holy Family.

6W is working on book reports for our April books. Students read a science fiction or fantasy book last month, and they will share their books in the form of a movie poster done in class. The book for May is free choice. Students will chose a book from their favorite genre and complete their final report of the year.

Grade Six Social Studies has many important activities for this month. They have chosen a new country from Asia, Africa, or Australia, and they will create a map, flag, and oral presentation from their research. We will complete a unit on World War I and World War II in class this month. Students will interview a veteran and bring in military artifacts to present to the class.

Grade Five Social Studies will complete their unit on the American Revolution and end the year with a unit of the formation of the new American government. They will also be working at home on a 3D model of an historical American landmark to present to the class on May 23rd.

Please keep working hard on the spelling list and practice the words at home using spellingcity.com

This month has so many special events, including the Used Book Sale, the Spring Concert, and the Fine Arts Festival. We hope you can join us for these events.

The month will end with a Memorial Day ceremony by the Student Council. We remember.

The end of May brings us to the sixth grade field trips, a celebration for all of their hard work this year. Information and paperwork for these trips will be sent home soon!

Happy Spring! It has finally arrived!

 

 

6 W March News

6W March News

I  hope you  enjoyed a wonderful winter break.  We are all looking forward to some better weather as we get closer to spring.
March is a month of special events at St. Christopher School.  We are looking forward to some guest speakers who will join us for STEM Day and the Stem Fair later that night on March 15th.

The sixth grade will present their Sixty Minute Junk Castles made from recycled materials brought in from home.  Students worked in teams of two or three and tried to recreate a European castle built in the Middle Ages.  This activity also kicked off our social studies unit on Europe . The research projects on a European country will also be displayed with the castles on that night.

St. Patrick is the patron saint of 6W, so we are extra excited to celebrate the school Mass and Green and White Day on St. Patrick’s iDay!  Our class is collecting juice boxes for the school Lenten Food Drive.  We are working on a special unit on Holy Week during this month,too.
The class is currently working on an art activity in literature class.  They are creating a paper jigsaw puzzle to showcase the mystery book that they read at home last month.  The genre for the March book is non-fiction.  Students will choose a book on an historical event to read during our Silent Reading time in class and at home.

Grade Five Social Studies is continuing their unit on Colonial America.  Their beautiful state posters will be on display in the hallway this month.

Please remind the students to keep practicing those spelling lists at home by going to spellingcity.com. I hope to see many parents at the auction on March 24th. It should be another great night.  You are going to love the sixth grade project for the live auction!

 

 

 

6W February News

February is a month of celebrations.  Catholic Schools Week fun ended at the beginning of this month.  After opening with a school Mass on January 29th, the celebrations continued with Spirit Day, Beach Day, Pajama Day, and Patriots’ Day.  We enjoyed an ice cream party, a bowling field trip, and popcorn and a movie with our Buddy Class, 1A.

On Thursday, February 8th, the sixth grade finally got to attend Step-Up Day at Nashua Catholic after three cancellations due to bad weather.

The whole school celebrated the beginning of the holy season of Lent by attending Mass together on Ash Wednesday.  The sixth grade will complete a special unit on Lent in religion class this month.  We will attend Stations of the Cross every Friday, also.

This month the fifth and sixth grade Social Studies classes will complete their research projects and present their findings to the class on February 22nd.  Grade Five created a poster with information on the assigned state.  Grade Six wrote and illustrated an alphabet book with facts they had previously found over a period of weeks

Grade Five Social Studies will complete a special unit on Presidents and the White House this month.  Grade Six has finished their study of Canada and will move on to the history and geography of Europe!

This month we will finish the novel My Side of the Mountain.  Students are reading a mystery for the book reports at the end of the month. All book reports are done in class.

Please continue to encourage your students to practice their spelling words at home on spellingcity.com.

I hope everyone has a happy and safe February Vacation!

Mary Lou Wefers

 
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