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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!

June News


The sixth grade returned to school after the Memorial Day Weekend ready to begin all of the celebrations for the Class of 2016.  It has been a wonderful year of learning and fun.

On Tuesday we visited the Ecotarium in Worcester.  Students viewed indoor and outdoor exhibits and participated in their own class and capture of bugs from the meadow and forest!

On Wednesday the class came to my hometown of Salem, New Hampshire for some whirling and twirling at Canobie Lake Park's Science Day.  They got to experience the effects of force and motion that they learned about in Mrs. Mitchell's class first-hand!

Thursday was our annual trip to the 19th Century New England village at Sturbridge.  Students captured photos of places on their lists in a scavenger hunt prepared at school.

Our end of the year liturgy on Friday was prepared by 4D.  It was the last time this school would go to a school Mass with the rest of the student body.  The class also finished presenting their interviews with a veteran or active-duty military member.  They uncovered some very interesting tales.  Thank you to all those who agreed to be interviewed.  Special thanks for the advice that was given to the students about the option of military service, the value of hard work, and love for our country.

This week promises to be just as exciting and fun-filled.  We will practice for graduation and finish the social studies presentations. Senora B has a special Fiesta planned for Monday afternoon. Tuesday we walk to Holman Stadium with the whole school to watch a Silver Knights baseball game.  Wednesday is our Grade 6 Retreat.  We have some special guests, our own prayer service, and some surprise activities to celebrate the friendships formed at St. Christopher School.  Snack and lunch will be provided.  Thursday morning will be spent signing yearbooks and visiting with friends.  Parents and guardians have been invited to a luncheon with the graduates and staff at noon.  It will be over at 1:30PM, and the graduates will leave for the last time then.

Our Promotion Ceremony is at 7PM on Friday.  Students need to be in the school lobby at 6:30.  We will assemble in front of the church for a class picture before the Mass in the church.  All are welcome!

It has been a great school year.  Thank you for all of your support throughout the year.  Your children are truly 6Wonderful!  I will miss them so much.

Happy Summer!!!

Miss Wefers




We are so excited for the eventful month ahead!  After a nine day April Vacation, everyone arrived back to school in good spirits and ready to work hard.

Today we will complete our book reports for the fantasy or science fiction books read in April.  Our front page newspaper book reports were outstanding.  They can be seen on the bulletin board located outside of 6W.  This month’s genre is free choice.  It will be the last book report of the year.  Like the others, it will be completed in school.

Next Tuesday sixth grade parents and students will report to the Immaculate Conception Church Hall to participate in Project Safeguard.  This very worthwhile program addresses many of the challenges our students may face as they move on to middle school in the fall.  Please check your notices for important information on this program.

Schoolwide events to remember this month include the used book sale, the Spring Concert, the May Procession and Memorial Day Observance.  Please check your calendars for dates and times.

It is a tradition for Grade Six to lead the May Procession.  Students will choose two students to represent them at the May Crowning Prayer Service.

Student Council members will participate in a short ceremony to observe Memorial Day after the May Procession is finished.

Grade Five Social Studies classes will continue to study the Revolutionary War and begin     a unit on the formation of the new government.    They have also been assigned a 3D model project of a Colonial American structure.  Directions have been sent home for a parent signature.

Grade Six Social Studies classes have been assigned a research project and oral presentation.  Directions and important deadlines are in the students’ notebooks.  This time they will not need a parent signature.  Please ask them about this activity.  There will also be a Museum Day at the end of the month .Students will interview a veteran or an active duty member of the armed services and report their findings to their classmates.  Our study of North Africa will continue this month, too!

It is so hard to believe that this school year is almost over.  Your students have worked very hard, and we need them to keep it up for a little while longer.

The final leg of the 2016 campaign is here!  There is joy at the end of the rainbow…Field trips to the Worcester Science Center, Canobie Lake Park Science Day, Sturbridge Village, the Fun Run, the Spanish Fiesta, the 6th grade Retreat, the Graduation Luncheon, and the Promotion Ceremony Mass.

Tick tock!!

Mary Lou Wefers


April Newsletter

Happy April Fool’s Day!  The excitement of the day fills our classrooms and hallways.  Students are also excited to be traveling to Connecticut today to participate the CYO Basketball tournament.  Both the girls’ and boys’ teams qualified for this event.  Good Luck, Huskies!

Several students are anxiously awaiting the drama club presentation of “The Little Mermaid’ which will be performed at Nashua Catholic on April 8th.  Many members of the cast and stage crew are sporting new tee shirts today to advertise the show.  This annual event is always such a big hit.  Thank you to Ms. Daigle, the director, and the many parent volunteers who will make this possible!

Grade Six Religion is moving on to study the New Testament following our Holy Week unit for Lent.  I hope everyone had a blessed and joyful Easter.

Grade Six Social Studies will finish their unit on Western Europe next week.  We will move on to a unit on Ancient Egypt.  Second semester countries for research activities have been chosen.  Directions for a map activity on the new country will be sent home next week.

Grade Five Social Studies has just begun a unit on the American Revolution.  It is one of my favorite times of the year.  The poems the two classes wrote about the Boston Tea Party were outstanding!  I am looking forward to many more activities on this topic.

Please remind your students to have all written spelling work completed on Thursdays.  The spelling test will be given every Friday.  Check out spellingcity.com for practice at home.

Hoping to see many parents at the auction.  Our class craft is beautiful and should bring in a boodle!

Miss Wefers

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