The 6th grade class has participated in many opportunities for spiritual growth this Lent. Father John has generously offered a weekly Holy Hour with time for quiet prayer, Gospel readings, homilies, Confession and the Eucharist. Students have learned the St. Michael Chaplet and they pray it during their Holy Hour. In the classroom, students have made posters for each of the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy. They make a loop on our chain for each Work of Mercy they perform. Our chain is growing! In science, we have concluded our study of astronomy and are now investigating Earth’s waters. We have a very hardy stock of salmon in our classroom this year. They are getting big! They have taken on the silvery appearance of more mature salmon and we are looking forward to releasing them sometime in April. In literature, the students are enjoying the novel, Where the Red Fern Grows. Students have also been working on a cross curricular project related to ancient Rome. The project spanned 6 weeks during which time students completed a research paper, a math project, a saint report, and gave a speech on a scientific advancement during their time period. All of the components were related to ancient Rome. Students did a fantastic job researching the various aspects of this time period. Their teachers are all very proud of the work they did. The 6th grade class keeps the Parish in their prayers and wishes everyone a blessed Lent and a very joyful Easter season.