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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!

February News

Happy Catholic Schools Week!!  Thank you to the faculty committee that worked so hard planning all of the special events for this week.  Students and teachers alike just love this week!

February means that the final project for the social studies research assignments will be finished by February 23rd.  Grade Five students will organize their state information and put it on a poster to be shown to the class.  Grade Six will present their research in the form of an ABC book on their chosen European country.  I cannot wait to see the results.  The posters will be displayed in the hallway outside of 6W.  The ABC books will be displayed in our school library over the coming weeks.

Grade Five Social Studies classes will be studying the Colonization of America this month.  Grade Six Social Studies classes will begin the unit on Europe.

Happy February Vacation!

Mary Lou Wefers

 

6W January News

 

Happy New Year to all of our St. Christopher families!  I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and lots of fun with family and friends over the vacation.  Thank you all so much for the generous Christmas gifts.  I appreciate your thoughtfulness so very much.

It is now time to get back to work. Please be on the lookout for three different sets of directions for Social Studies research projects that will be sent home for your signature over the course of this month.  Grade Six will be working on an ABC Book on a European country.  Grade Five will research a state and present the findings in the form of an ABC poster.  I know the students will do an outstanding job on these projects.  They always do!

Our literature class will be reading the novel My Side of the Mountain together in class this month.  We will also complete several activities on this book in school.  The genre for the book to be read at home in January will be great classics of children's literature.  Books should be chosen by the end of this week.

We will return to our study of the Old Testament in religion, starting with the story of Joseph and his Coat of Many Colors.  Go, Go, Go, Joseph!!!!

Please keep practicing the spelling list words at home by going to spellingcity.com.  Written work is due every Thursday, and the test on the list words is given on Friday.

There is much to do in the coming months for the Class of 2017.  I know that your students will continue to work hard.

Mary Lou Wefers

 

 

 

December News

The 6W classroom has been transformed into a beautiful Christmas forest of Jesse Trees!  Each student decorated a tree with symbols of our ancestors in faith.  These Advent projects were completed at home with help from family members.  There are even some ornaments saved from siblings who once did this same traditional project!  We have completed several other Advent activities in our religion class, too.

This month we are studying about Christmas in Social Studies, too.  Grade Five Social Studies students are learning about the history, music, art, and literature of Christmas in America.  Stay tuned for some beautiful posters that highlight some of the topics covered in this unit!  Grade Six Social Studies has been studying Christmas customs from around the world, with a special focus on the European country each student has chosen to research this semester.  Students are working on posters that illustrate some of the material in this Christmas Around the World unit.  They are also writing a short paper about customs in their project country.

We did not have an assigned book to read this month, but instead read selections from my collection of Christmas books in my classroom library.

Spelling book work is due every Thursday.  The weekly tests are given every Friday.  There will not be a new lesson the last week of school.

The new Student Council members are off to a great start.  They have helped with two projects for St. Christopher Church, helped to pack the van that picked up the Christmas Shoeboxes, and assisted Mrs. Clarke every day with the morning announcements.

Grade Six students are excited to have the starring roles in the Christmas Pageant portion of the Christmas Concert prepared by Ms. Daigle.  It will be such a wonderful part of our preparation for Christmas Day.  Our classmates in 6E are preparing the Christmas Prayer Service for the last day of school.  It will be a wonderful way to end our school days for the year 2016!

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  Happy Vacation, too!

 
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