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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!

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

 

December News

Happy Advent.  Jesse Trees made by 6W will arrive by this Friday.   Our classroom will be transformed into a beautiful Christmas forest!  Other Advent Activities will include the Christmas Tree Lighting on December 4th, our Christmas Concert on December 17th, and the schoolwide Christmas Prayer Service on December 23rd.  We will also complete several Advent activities in our religion classes this month.

Christmas will be the theme of both social studies classes.  After we complete our study of American culture, Grade Six Social Studies will participate in several activities for the Christmas Around the World unit that we will begin next week.  Grade Five Social Studies classes will complete a unit on Christmas in America.  Both grades will use music, art, literature, research and writing skills in these enrichment activities for history and geography.

There will not be a book report assigned for this month.  We will be doing plenty of Christmas literature in school.  We will also continue reading stories in our literature text and Time for Kids magazine.

Please continue to have students practice their weekly spelling words on www.spellingcity.com.  The written lesson is due on Thursday.  The test is every Friday.

Students who did not sign up to bring in a treat for the Halloween Party are on the Christmas Party Committee.  Please check with your student to see if he or she signed up for this one.  Thank you in advance for helping us with this.  The party will be on the afternoon of December 22nd.

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy 2016!!

Miss Wefers

 

November News

Happy All Saints' Day!  We will celebrate this holy day at school on Monday.  Each student in 6W will also research a saint this month and will share their information in religion class.

I hope everyone had a Happy Halloween.  We had a great time at the party last Friday.  Thank you to all of the parents who sent in treats and supplies.  We have some wonderful student bakers, too!  The students who did not sign up for this party have signed up to bring in more treats and supplies for the Christmas party in December.  Thank you in advance!

This is a big week in Grade Five and Grade Six Social Studies.  Four student council members will be elected from each of the four homerooms.  Voting will take place in 6W during social studies classes.  The results will be announced by Mrs. Clarke at the end of the day.  Good luck to the more than sixty candidates who chose to participate in this annual election.  Students made beautiful posters that included a photo, an original slogan, our "Spirit and Service" motto, and some very clever red, white, and blue decorations.  The winners will assist Mrs. Clarke with Morning Prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance, participate in special ceremonies for holidays, and perform acts of service for our school, our church, and the community.

Grade Six Social Studies will be studying the United States and Canada this month.  Grade Five Social Studies will be finishing their study of Native Americans before moving on to the Age of Exploration.  Both grades will also be keeping an eye on the New Hampshire Primary.

We will be continuing our study of the Old Testament in religion class.  Directions will be sent home for the traditional 6W Jesse Tree later this month.  This Advent project is one of my favorite things about Christmas at school.

Students can practice their spelling list words at home on spellingcity.com. The list is under Mrs. Emond's name.  Written work is due every Thursday, and the test is given on Friday.

I look forward to meeting with parents and guardians at the teacher conferences.  You will receive a slip to remind you of the date and time.  If you did not sign up in September, I can send you a list of openings.  Thank you!

Miss Wefers

 
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