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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 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!


November Newsletter

It is hard to believe that the first making period is coming to an end this week.  Report cards will be given out on November 10th.

This month we will celebrate many special events.

We attended a school Mass on November 1st to celebrate All Saints’ Day.

Today our classroom prayers were offered in remembrance of our family and friends who have died, since today is All Souls’ Day.

November 8th is Election Day, and this is a very big day in 6W.  Our classroom will serve as the polling place for all fifth and sixth graders for a mock election for President of the United States and the St. Christopher School Student Council.  Good luck to all of our candidates!  Each student made a campaign poster and wrote and delivered a speech in order to get their name of the ballot.

Veterans’ Day will be celebrated at school on November 10th, because there is no school on November 11th.  The Student Council will lead the school in a short ceremony over the intercom.  The fifth and sixth grade Social Studies classes will be devoted to a history of this important day.  Thank you to all who have served our nation.  Thank you to all who are currently on active duty today.  6W has adopted a former 6W student serving overseas in the US Navy aboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower.  We will be writing to Michael throughout the year, praying for his safety, and waiting for a visit from him when he returns home.

In Religion Class we are continuing our study of the Old Testament.  Directions for a special family Christmas project, the Jesse Tree, will be sent home for a signature soon.  Our classroom will be transformed into a beautiful forest in December.  Trees will be decorated with the symbols for the people found on the family tree of Jesus.

Please remind your students that the written spelling lesson is due every Thursday.  The spelling test is given on Friday of each week.  Students can practice the list words at home by logging on to spellingcity.com and clicking on Melissa Emond’s name.

Other important dates to remember are November 15th, Parent Conferences, November 19th, Pancake Breakfast, November 22nd, Barnes and Noble Night, and November 23rd, Early Release Day for Thanksgiving Recess.

Best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving with your families.  Happy Vacation, too!

Mary Lou Wefers

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