Sixth Grade

Religion

We study the different ways that people of the Old and New Testament gave witness to their faith and reflect on the ways they will be witness to Jesus.  Along the way we examine the lives of those who lived their faith with courage and who sacrificed for their faith.  We discuss the Ten Commandments and how following the commandments and Jesus’ teaching help us to be faithful disciples of Christ.

Math

We build on the basic facts taught in previous grades.  We will specifically focus on fractions, decimals, algebraic expressions, and integers this year in preparation for pre-Algebra next year.

Social Studies

Students learn about the beginnings of the human story. As they explore the great early civilizations of Egypt and the Near East, India, China, Greece, and Rome, students discover the secrets of these ancient cultures that continue to influence the modern world.

Science

Students will explore how Earth's changing surface and interior forces forms the earth, our energy resources, and our way of life.  Students will examine the earth's atmosphere and its effects on weather and climate. Group projects, peer learning, and technology coupled with the textbook and ancillary materials provide the students with an opportunity to foster higher level thinking and analysis.

Literature

Students analyze fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, and media across clusters of standards.  While reading the stories we focus on: plot, conflict, and setting, narrative structure, author’s purpose, argument and persuasion, mood, tone, and style.

English/Writing

Students expand their writing skills by:

  • Focusing on compound and advanced sentence structure
  • Exploring writing styles including reflective, expository, persuasive, creative
  • Understanding of grammatical devices
  • Developing three- and five- paragraph narratives
  • Understanding of APA formatted style of documentation