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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!

November News from 6W

 

The first snow and its aftermath are now behind us, and we look forward to a new month with gratitude that all is back to normal.

Thank you to the 6W parents who sent in treats and supplies for the rescheduled Halloween Party.  We had a great time!

Student Council elections were held on November 8th.  We have nineteen new members to promote “Spirit and Service” to St. Christopher School.  Congratulations to all who participated.  The campaign posters, speeches, and press conferences were outstanding.  Great Job! 

While the voting was going on in the 6W polling place, students in both grades made flags for their project state or country.

Grade Six will continue to study the history of Western Europe.  They will be making castles from the Middle Ages created by recycled materials brought from home.  Each team of four students will have sixty minutes to assemble their masterpiece.

Grade Five is now studying the Age of Exploration in Social Studies.  This is a great chance to practice their map skills.

Students in 6W are currently working on book reports on the adventure or mystery books read in October.  They are creating an eight frame “Sunday comic strip” that will illustrate one element of the plot of their story.  Be sure to check them out on Parent-Teacher Conference Day on November 22nd

Students are reading a biography or autobiography for the November book.  We have many fine choices in our school library.

Students will begin to make Jesse Trees this month.  This annual 6W tradition transforms the classroom into a Christmas forest in December.  This project is done at home with the help of all members of the family.  Students create ornaments with symbols to represent all the people in the family of Jesus.  Directions will be sent home for a parent signature next week. 

Many thanks to Karen Sedlar who has answered the call to be 6W’s Room Mother.  She will be sending e-mails throughout the year about items that need your attention.  We will be needing help with the sixth grade auction project in the spring.

Happy Thanksgiving to all of our St. Christopher School families.  I am so very thankful to be a part of this community. 

Miss Wefers

 

October News from 6W

September was a very productive month in this classroom.  Geography has been the focus in both Grade Five and Grade Six Social Studies.  Students practiced map skills in both grades by completing original maps and charts on the Regions of the United States in Grade Five and World Regions in Grade Six.

Each sixth grade student has chosen a European country to research for one semester.  They will complete several activities on their countries in the upcoming months.  A major project will be assigned after the Christmas vacation.  The first activity, a map of their country, has been turned in and will be on display in our hallways.  We have some very talented cartographers in the Class of 2012!

The fifth grade will complete a similar activity with their chosen state.  Hand drawn maps of the state are due on October 7th.  Directions for this activity should be in each student’s notebook and must be signed by a parent.  Thank you!

Jeopardy tryouts are over and our teams for the tournament are in place.  Congratulations to all those who made the team!  Thank you to former 6W student, Brennan Riley, who helped me with this on a recent visit to the school. 

Another former student, Christian Carpino, dropped by to share his story of his summer job as a chef for the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park!!

Both grades will learn about elections this month in preparation for Student Council elections on the first Tuesday of November.  Four students will be elected from each of the four homerooms.  We will have some new voices over the intercom to assist Mrs. Clarke with her morning announcements. 

Our study of Creation moves on to the history of the Israelites, the People of God.  October is the Month of the Holy Rosary, so we will be studying the Mysteries of the Rosary as well.

October’s book is an adventure or mystery.  The teacher approved book should be completed by October 31st, just in time for our class Halloween party.  Students are asked to bring in the treats the will sign up for, and this teacher will lead the fun and games!

Enjoy the beautiful days of fall!

Miss Wefers

 

Fall Festivities

6W is off to a wonderful start to this new school year.  We look forward to our leadership role at St. Christopher.  It is now our turn to set a good example for the younger students.

We had the honor of planning and participating in the Back to School Mass.  Father Kelley, our pastor, was the celebrant.

We joined forces with our friends in 6E to present a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony to the entire school community.  Thank you to those students who wore their Girl Scout or Boy Scout uniforms for this assembly.  We Remember September 11th.  We Will Never Forget.

We studied the events of September 11, 2001, and learned about the Tenth Anniversary plans in Current Events.  We are reviewing and expanding our map and globe skills using our new books, the ENO board, and our very own cartography talents!

Social Studies Jeopardy tryouts will end in a year-round contest that begins in November and ends in June.  There is a trophy for the winner.

Our homeroom activities include a weekly spelling list, a study of the Old Testament, and various books by the author Avi.  Students should have the book read by September 30th and be prepared to complete activities on it in class.

Cross Country practice is underway.  Thank you, Coach Valin!

Thanks to all who attended the Back to School/Back to Church Mass and the Open House.  We appreciate your support!

 

Mary Lou Wefers

 

 

 
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