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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 September News

Our new school year is off to a wonderful beginning.  It was so nice to meet so many parents at Meet the Teacher Day and Parent Information Night.

We have had three Masses to celebrate Back-to-School.  We attended the Three School Mass at Nashua Catholic.  Kate, Matt, and Mrs. Clarke represented our school at this first- ever celebration.  6W planned our St.  Christopher School Mass and many students attended the Back – to- Church/Back-to-School Mass on Sunday.  What a great way to begin our new school year!

Both social studies classes are underway.  We have begun with a review of social studies skills.  Grade Five will study the history and geography of the United States.  Grade Six will study the history and geography of World Regions.  Students will keep a notebook for vocabulary and Q and A.  They will      practice skills in a workbook that goes with their text books.  The ENO board will be used for enrichment purposes.  Students will each choose a state or a country for research activities to be completed throughout the school year.  The Election of 2016 will be studied by both grades.

Grade Six Religion is a study of the Old Testament.  There will be some special projects for enrichment that will be done at home or school.  Planning Masses and prayer services are also part of our religion program.

Grade Six Literature began with several activities for our summer reading book, The Fighting Ground.  Students will choose another book by the author Avi to read at home this month.  All book reports are done in class this year.  Vocabulary and comprehension sheets are used to practice reading skills needed for the stories in our literature book and Time For Kids magazine.

Each week students will complete one lesson in their spelling series.  The written lesson is due every Thursday.  A test is given every Friday.  Students can practice their weekly spelling list at home on www.spellingcity.com.  The weekly lists are under Melissa Emond’s name.

It should be a very exciting year ahead!  Enjoy the beauty of the fall season!

Mary Lou Wefers


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

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