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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!


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


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

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