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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!

October News

I hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful fall season.  This month we celebrate the Month of the Holy Rosary.  We will be completing several activities on the Rosary in religion class this month.  Vocation Day is a very special event for our school this month, too.  Many special events have been planned by the Faith Outreach Committee for this day.  We look forward to welcoming all of our special guest speakers!

This month we will also prepare for the November elections with a special election unit in all social studies classes for the fifth and sixth grades.  Students in these classes will have the opportunity to run for Student Council on the first Tuesday of November.  Students will create a campaign poster, write and deliver a speech, and participate in a press conference during the last week of October.  Good luck to all the future candidates!!

6W literature students are reading biographies this month.  They will complete an art activity and a writing assignment in school to prepare for an oral presentation during the first week of November.  I always look forward to the final product!  We have some very creative students in this class!

Directions will be coming home soon for a map activity for both grades.  Grade Six students will create a map of their chosen European country.  Grade Five students will create a map of their chosen state.

6W will be joining our buddy class, 1A, for a Halloween project this month.  We will also have our class party on October 31st.  Students will sign up to bring in treats and supplies for either the Halloween party or the Christmas party.

Happy Halloween!

Mary Lou Wefers

 

6W News

Welcome back to St. Christopher School! It is going to be a 6Wonderful year for the Class of 2015!

I hope everyone enjoyed the summer vacation and is ready to work hard and have some fun.

Sixth grade is a special time at St. Christopher School. This class has new responsibilities to help the faculty and staff keep things running smoothly every day.

I know this group is up for the challenge! The class also gets to celebrate throughout the entire year with many special events just for them. Details about these exciting days will always be sent home in the Wednesday News or class email. Some of these events will also include parent participation.

Social Studies is the name of the game in this room! Grade Six Social Studies includes world history and geography and current events. Grade Five Social Studies is the history and geography of the United States. Students in both grades will keep a notebook for class notes, vocabulary, and comprehension questions. Each grade has a workbook to practice and review the skills taught in each chapter. Students will also complete special activities and projects during the school year. More details will be given to parents on our Information Night.

Homeroom subjects for 6W include religion, spelling, and literature.

Grade Six Religion focuses on the Old Testament and how it relates to the New Testament and our daily lives. 6W is honored to be the class preparing the Back to School Mass. Please try to join us at 9:15 on September 5th for this special occasion.

Each week we complete on lesson in the spelling book. A test is given every Friday. Students can get some extra practice with the list words by logging on to spellingcity.com under Melissa Emond's name.

I hope that everyone got to finish The Fighting Ground by Avi over the summer. We will complete several activities on this book in school at the beginning of the school year. Students will also chose another book written by Avi to be read independently during the month of September. We have a ten minute silent reading time each day after lunch. This is a great time to get some of this reading done. Book reports are completed in class at the beginning of the month. Students will read books from various assigned genres during the year. Books should be approved by me by the end of the first week of the month. Our school library has many fine titles to choose from, or a student could read one from home or the public library.

Our literature books are full of some wonderful examples of fiction and non-fiction stories from children's literature. We will read one each week and complete comprehension and vocabulary sheets for each story. There will also be special writing assignments for some of the stories.

I look forward to meeting parents and students on Meet the Teacher Day on Monday. Tuesday is the big day...The First Day of School! It has always been my favorite day of the school year! Are you ready for some Social Studies?

Happy 2014-2015!

Mary Lou Wefers

 

6W News

     Spring is here!  It has been a long winter, and everyone seems happy to move onto the next season.  We ended the month of March with a great time at the 10th Annual St. Christopher School Auction.  Thank you all for your support.  The sixth grade class won the ice cream party for creating the auction project that brought in the most money.

     Another fine event in March was the First Annual STEM Fair.  The students enjoyed some wonderful speakers during the day.  They displayed their projects to family and friends in the classrooms that evening.  6W wrote brochures that described each project in their English class.  They then designed and printed them in computer class.  The night was a huge success!

     This month Grade Five Social Studies students will begin their study of the American Revolution.  Grade Six Social Studies has begun their unit on Europe.  They will be creating their 60 Minute Junk projects, European castles, in teams of three in the next two weeks.  Grade Six students are creating “flaps”, a map and flag activity on their newly assigned country.  These projects are due on April 4th.

     We continue to work on our special Lenten Unit.  The test will be given on April 16th.

     This month’s book is a non-fiction story of an historical event.  It should be read by May 4th, when we return from April Vacation.

      The Student Council Field Trip to the U.S. District Courthouse in Concord has been re-scheduled for May 16th.  Students will represent St. Christopher School at a Naturalization Ceremony for new citizens.  We will also have a tour of a courtroom and a demonstration by a U.S. Marshall.

      Wishing you all a blessed Easter and a wonderful spring break!

Mary Lou Wefers

 
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