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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!

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

 

6W January News

Happy New Year!  Wishing you all the blessings of good health and good times for 2015.

Thank you so much for the generous and thoughtful Christmas gifts.  Thank you for sending in the delicious treats for our Christmas party, too.

The December fun and wonderful vacation are over, and it is time to return to our regular work schedule.

Grade Five and Grade Six Social Studies classes will begin working on research projects for their state or country.  These projects will be divided into three parts and will be completed at home this month and next.  Directions for each section will be given in class and sent home for a parent’s signature on January 5th, January 13th, and January 27th.  The final project for both grades will be due on February 13th.

This month our literature class will be reading famous classics of children’s literature.  Students will be given several titles to choose from and read at home and at school for the month of January.  Several activities will be completed in school during this time, so the books should be brought to school daily.  Our school library has many titles from this genre.

Please remind the students that the written spelling lesson is due every Thursday.  They can practice the words at home by going to spellingcity.com.  The lists are under Mrs. Emond’s name.

We will return to our study of the Old Testament this month after taking some time off from the textbook to complete several Advent activities.

Please look for more information on the activities planned for Catholic Schools Week.  It will be a wonderful way to end the month!

Mary Lou Wefers

 
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