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6W December News

We welcome the season of Advent with the arrival of our Jesse Trees on December 1st. Our classroom will be transformed into a beautiful forest of Christmas trees. Each student decorated a tree of ornaments that depict the symbols and names of several people from the family tree of Jesus. This is an annual religion prFullSizeRender_128oject done at home together with family members.

This month is filled with special activities to celebrate the Christmas season. Students will shop for gifts for their families at a workshop set up in the church hall. Thank you to all the elves who work behind the scenes all year to make this a student favorite.

Several area priests will join Father Kelley for a reconciliation service in the church. Our friends in 6E will lead the school in a Mass to celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. We will join Grade 3, Grade 4, and Grade 5 in a Christmas Concert planned by Ms. Daigle. Beautiful voices practicing the beloved Christmas carols can be heard in the hallways every day. Grade 6 will play the parts in the Nativity story throughout the concert. Members of the bands, chorus, and Fiddle Squads are also practicing their Christmas music for their performance that will be next month.

We will carry out a Christmas theme is some of our classes, too. Grade Five Social Studies classes will complete a unit on Christmas in America. Grade Six Social Studies classes will work on a unit about Christmas Around the World.These classes will cover the history of customs and traditions. Students will create posters in class that will show some of the literature, art, music, and celebrations that have become tradition in the United States and around the world. Grade 6 students will also research the customs of their project country in Europe and write a short paper to share what they have learned with the class.

There will not be an assigned book to be read outside of class this month. We will use the many Christmas books from my collection for literature in class this month.

Please continue to have your children practice the weekly spelling list by going to spellingcity.com. The list is under Melissa Emond's name

Our Christmas party will be held in the classroom on December 20th. The students who were not on the Halloween party committee have signed up to bring in treats for this party. Thank you so much for all of the wonderful treats for that party and this one, too.

6W is anxiously awaiting the arrival of letters from our pen pals in London. I am told that they have been posted!

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas. Happy New Year, too!!!!

Mary Lou Wefers