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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!

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

 

6W October News

Happy Fall to all!  We are off to a wonderful start of the new school year.  I am so happy to be back to school with your children and to have the opportunity to welcome some new students to St. Christopher, too!

Students in Grade Six Social Studies are hard at work beginning our study of world history and geography.  They have chosen a European country to research for several activities this semester.  Directions for our first activity will be sent home for parent signatures next week.  Jeopardy tryouts for our year long competition will end next week.  An outline for class expectations was sent home for you on Parent Information Night.  Students will have an opportunity to run for Student Council during the last week of October.

Students in Grade Five Social Studies are currently studying the history and geography of the United States.  Each student chose a state to research for several activities during the first semester.  Since there are fifty students in Grade Five, we've got the whole country covered!  Students will participate in Student Council elections during the last week in October.  Four students from each homeroom will be elected on Election Day in November.

October is the Month of the Holy Rosary, and we will be completing several activities in religion class to celebrate this special time.  We are also looking forward to hearing about Father Kelley's trip to Washington to see Pope Francis.  Our religion class will focus on the Books of the Bible with an emphasis on the Book of Genesis this month.

Please remind your students to practice their list words for each spelling lesson on spellingcity.com.  Each week we will complete the lesson and correct it on Thursday.  The test will be every Friday.

Students completed several activities associated with their summer reading book, The Fighting Ground, by children's author Avi in September. They chose another book by Avi for their September book report, and we will be completing them in class this week.  The October book is a biography or autobiography.  All book report activities will be done in class this year.

I am looking forward to joining my co-workers from St. Christopher and all of the diocesan schools this Friday.  After the inspiring visit by Pope Francis last week, I am thinking it will be extra special this year.

Enjoy the beautiful fall season ahead.  I am hoping for a much better season next year for my beloved Red Sox.  In the meantime, I will enjoy watching the Patriots!

Miss Wefers

 
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