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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!

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

 

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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