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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!

March News

I hope that everyone enjoyed a wonderful winter break and is ready for the busy month ahead.

Soon the hallways, library, and showcase will be decorated with the outstanding country ABC books by Grade Six or state ABC posters by Grade 5.

Recently Grade six completed their “junk” castles that will be part of their STEM presentation on the evening of March 10th.

Social Studies classes in both fifth and sixth grade have picked up where we left off before vacation.  Grade Six continues to study Europe.  Grade Five is learning about Colonial America.

This month’s literature genre for the book reports is narrative non-fiction.  We will complete an activity on this book in class after the end of the month.

We are working on a special project for Lent in 6W.  This will involve several activities on the theme of Holy Week, including a test at the end of our study.

Please keep practicing the spelling list words using spellingcity.com.  The list is under Mrs. Emond’s name.

We have several special events coming up this month.  Every Friday we will observe Lent by attending the Stations of the Cross as a school.  Stem Day will feature several speakers from the world of science by day and students presentations by night.  Early Release this month is on March 11th.  Testing is March 14-18.  St. Patrick’s Day will be celebrated with a Mass and Green and White Dress Down Day on March 18th.  Holy Thursday will be observed with a para-liturgy on March 24th.  There is no school on Good Friday, March 25th.

Wishing everyone a happy and blessed Easter,

Miss Wefers

 

February News

Happy Catholic Schools Week!  Everyone is looking forward to the many activities that have been planned.  The sixth grade is especially excited for our trip to Bishop Guertin High School to celebrate Mass, Pajama Day, Spirit Day. Buddy Day, and ice skating at Conway Arena.  There will be many fond memories of this final Catholic Schools Week at St. Christopher School for the Class of 2016.

Next week is an exciting one for New Hampshire and my social studies classes.  It is the 100th Anniversary of the New Hampshire Primary.  There will be a mock election held in 6W for all four of my classes.  Thank you, Alex, for helping to find the sample ballot for this activity.

A reminder to both fifth and sixth grade social studies classes….Projects for all four classes are due on February 19th.

This month we will begin our observance of Lent on Ash Wednesday, February 10th.  We will celebrate the Stations of the Cross with the entire school on Fridays.  We have several activities planned for our religion class for this most holy season.  The class will also continue our study of the Old Testament this month.

Please remember that the written spelling lesson is due every Thursday.  Spelling tests are given every Friday.  For more practice, go to spellingcity.com.  Sign in under Mrs. Emond’s name.

We are continuing to read My Side of the Mountain together as a class.  We have a few more activities to complete on this book.  We have also been watching the movie and will compare the two later this month.

All students in 6W should have chosen  a  book of realistic fiction to be read at home  by the end of the month.  The book report will be done in class on March 1st.

Don’t forget that Friday, February 12 th, is Red, White, and Pink Day.  Students may dress down in those colors on that day.

Happy Vacation to all!!!

Miss Wefers

 

6W News

Happy New Year!  The Christmas season was wonderful, and I hope that everyone enjoyed good times with family and friends.  Thank you so much for the many nice Christmas gifts and cards.

The new year brings many new activities for my social studies classes.

Grade Six will begin a unit on Canada.  There will be a Social Studies Jeopardy game next week.  Directions to Part One of their on-going project on a European country were given today and have been sent home for a parent/guardian signature.  There will be two more sets of directions for the final project that will be sent home in the coming weeks.

Grade Five will begin a unit on Colonial America.  Directions for Part One of their on-going project on a U.S. state were given today and have been sent home for a parent/guardian signature.  There will be two more sets of directions for the final project that will be sent home in the coming weeks.

After completing several Advent activities in the month of December, we will return to our study of the Old Testament in religion class.  The Jesse Tree projects were outstanding again this year.  They really gave our classroom a warm Christmas glow.  Thank you for assisting your children with this favorite family project.

Please continue to have your child practice the spelling list words on spellingcity.com.  The written lesson is due every Thursday.  A spelling test is given every Friday.  We have begun to read the novel My Side of the Mountain together as a class.  Students will complete various activities on the story throughout the month of January.  This month the genre for the January book report is children’s classics.  The book report will be completed in class at the end of the month.

Wishing everyone a happy and healthy 2016!

Miss Wefers

 
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