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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 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

 

March News

March came in like a lion, be we are ready to tackle a new month of schoolwork and exciting activities all bundled up and rested from our winter break.  Several events are on the agenda for March.

On Tuesday, March 12th, we will listen to guest speakers coming to our school for STEM Day.  This teacher is really looking forward the keynote speaker, WMUR’s Kevin Skarupa!  Students and teachers will return in the evening to present their own STEM projects to parents and friends.  The sixth grade constructed European castles modeled after those built in the Middle Ages.  They worked in teams of two or three for sixty minutes, using recycled materials brought from home to create a specific castle in Europe.  There was some great teamwork and creativity shown by all of the groups in both classes.  Bravo, Grade Six!

This month the sixth grade will complete their unit on Europe.  Next up will be Ancient Egypt.  It is also almost time to choose another country to research for second semester.  Directions will be sent home in three parts for a parent signature to help students meet the various deadlines.

The fifth grade is studying Colonial America during March.  This is my favorite historical time period, so I am really looking forward to our upcoming classes.  Students in this grade should also begin collecting and saving items for their group recycle projects Details will be sent home for a parent signature very soon.

6W is reading a non-fiction book on an historical event.  The book report will be done in class at the end of the month.

St. Patrick is the patron saint of our classroom, so 6W has an extra special reason to celebrate on March 17th!  It is Green and White Day, too!

On March 27th members of St. Christopher School Student Council will travel to the U.S. District Courthouse in Concord to represent our school at the Naturalization Ceremony.  They will sing “God Bless America” and lead the new citizens and their guests in the “Pledge of Allegiance.”  We will also have a tour of a courtroom and view a demonstration by a U.S. Marshal.

I hope to see many of you at the Drama Club play   on March 20th and the auction on March 28th.  I love the auction theme, “Oh, the places they’ll go!”    I am so proud of my many St. Christopher School graduates.

Think spring!

Mary Lou Wefers

 

February News


The snowy days and the vacation during this month meant that we had fewer school days, but we did get many important things done.

Grade Five Social Studies students completed their state posters.  They are on display in our hallway and in the library.  Great job, Grade Five!

Grade Six Social Studies students completed their alphabet books on a country in Europe.  The results were amazing.  These projects will be displayed in the glass case in the lobby for the next few weeks.  A Plus and Beyond work, Grade 6!

We are almost finished reading My Side of the Mountain as a class.  We have completed several writing and art activities for this book

Ash Wednesday was the beginning of Lent.  We will complete several special activities in class during this holy season.  We will also join the rest of the school each Friday for Stations of the Cross at St. Christopher Church.

Please keep practicing those weekly spelling words at home using spellingcity.com.  The written lesson is due each Thursday.  The test is given on Friday.  Congratulations to 6W classmate Charlene for winning the St. Christopher School Spelling Bee!  It was the second year in a row that Charlene won this event.  We are so proud of you.

Stay safe and warm!

Mary Lou Wefers

 
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