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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!

Fall News

We are studying the Old Testament in Grade Six Religion. 6W did a fantastic job preparing the mass on September 11th.

Students can practice their weekly spelling lists at home on spellingcity.com.  The weekly lists are under Melissa Emond's name.  The written lesson is due every Thursday.  Spelling tests are on Friday.  Tests will be written or on the iPad.

Students were asked to choose a book written by the children's author Avi to read during the month of September.  A written report on the book will be completed in class during the first week of October.  The October book will be a biography or autobiography.  We have many fine choices in the school library.  The book should be teacher approved by October 9th.  We will continue to read the stories in our literature book and in the news magazine Time For Kids.  Vocabulary and comprehension sheets are used to practice reading skills.  The ENO board is a great enrichment tool for our literature class.

Grade Five Social Studies classes have completed the geography unit and will now focus on Native Americans.  Students will be assigned their first activity on the state they have chosen to research this year.

Grade Six Social Studies classes continue to study world geography and will move on to world patterns of life in the next few weeks.  This will be followed by a unit on the United States and Canada.  Sixth grade students will also begin their first research activity for the European country that they have chosen to study for the first semester of the school year.

Enjoy the wonders of this beautiful fall season!!

Mary Lou Wefers

 

6W June News

 

Graduation Day is almost here!  The Class of 2015 has worked so hard, and I will miss every one of them.

We celebrated with some very special events.  Molly and Claire led the whole school at our annual May Procession to honor the Blessed Mother.  The sixth grade members of the Student Council, Sam, Molly, Grace S., Luke M., Luke V., Kaylie, Reilly, Aidan, and Matt participated in a ceremony for Memorial Day.  Evangeline added a very special poem, and Boy Scout Brandon served as the flag bearer.  Thank you to Mrs. Nissen, who provided the music, and all of the teachers, staff, and students who participated.  Special thanks go to Father Kelley for leading us in a decade of the Rosary.

Last week the sixth grade left the building to   visit the Ecotarium in Worcester, Science Day at Canobie Lake Park in Salem, and Old Sturbridge Village in Sturbridge.  We had a great time, and this year the weather cooperated, too!  Thank you to all of the parents and our Adopt-a-Religious, Father Brian, for chaperoning the trips.

There are just a few more things that we have to finish up before we say goodbye.  Grade Six will be presenting their oral reports on the country they have been researching this semester.  One more book report will be completed in school.  The Jeopardy Grand Champion will be chosen in the final game.  We will be planning and practicing for our Promotion Ceremony.

Everyone is excited for the special events during the last week of school.  We will go to a Silver Knights baseball game at Holman Stadium with the whole school.  Our class will have a special retreat in school.  Mr. Brian Flaherty, the Campus Minister, will join us for this day.  Snack and lunch will be provided, and this will be a free dress day.  Sixth grade parents will join the class for a luncheon and presentation of awards.  Students can leave with their parents.

Students should be at the school lobby by 6:30 PM on Friday, June 12th.  We will assemble in front of the church for the official class picture.  Parents are welcome to come outside to take pictures at this time.  If it rains, the picture will be taken in the school.

The hallway of our wing is full of some amazing projects that were done by Grade Five.  Each student built a structure from Colonial Boston or Colonial Philadelphia.  Great job, Grade Five.  You are ready to move up to be the leaders of our student body in September!!

I am looking forward to seeing parents, family, and friends of our graduates in the coming days, and I wish you all a wonderful summer!

Mary Lou Wefers

 

 

 

6W News

Happy Spring!  It looks like it has finally arrived.  The year has just flown by, and we have several important things to complete before the last day of school.

This week 6W will complete a book report on the science fiction or fantasy book that they read during the month of April.  It will be done in class.  Students may choose a book from any genre to read this month.  This will be the last book report of the year.  We will continue to read stories from our literature book and read the Time for Kids magazine during this month's literature class.

We have moved on to studying the New Testament in Religion.  The sixth grade will also honor the Blessed Mother by leading the whole school in our annual May Procession on the last Friday in May.  The Student Council will also conduct a short Memorial Day ceremony at the end of the prayer service.

The sixth grade has finished researching their new countries in Social Studies and will now be given the last set of instructions for putting their oral presentations together.  They will share their final products with the class in June.  They will be the teachers, and I am confident that they will do a wonderful job.

The fifth grade continues their unit on the Revolutionary War this month.  We will then move on to the creation of the new government.  Directions will be given for the annual fifth grade building project this week.  This is always a big hit, and family help is welcome.

We have almost completed our spelling book.  Students are encouraged to practice the words at home using spellingcity.com.  The written lesson is always due on Thursday, and the test is given every Friday.

We have many exciting events planned for the month of May.  This Tuesday we join the fifth grade for a trip to Concord to the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center.  On May 12th,  the sixth graders and their parents will attend Project Safeguard at Immaculate Conception Church Hall.  We end the month with a celebration for all the hard work that has been done this year.  We will travel to Worcester to the Ecotarium, Salem to Science Day at Canobie Lake Park, and Sturbridge to the Olde Village.  Everyone is very excited for these special days!  Thank you to all who have agreed to chaperone these events.

It is going to be a very busy and exciting month!  Graduation Day will be here soon.  What a wonderful year we have had with your children!

Miss Wefers

 
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