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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!