Sixth grade is an exciting transition year at St. Paul Parish School. Students no longer spend the day in a self-contained classroom. Now they learn to adjust to receiving core academic instruction from different teachers in different classrooms. The middle school teachers’ work as a team to assure the continuity of curriculum and expectations as all sixth grade students adjust to the new expectations in the middle school learning environment. Teachers help students grow academically, and personally, in their preparation for high school. Students learn to use a planner for both short and long-term assignments.
The sixth graders and available parents have a unique opportunity for growth and learning for our Outdoor School week. They will have the experience of a lifetime in a fun, faith-filled atmosphere at Grove Christian Service Camp.
6th GRADE CURRICULUM (focal points)
The Old Testament using the Blest Are We text supplemented with other programs to teach Steps to Respect, Second Steps, chastity unit and Called to Protect.
Reading focus: learning to identify elements of literature and elements of informational text. Writing focus: learning to write in various types for various purposes and audiences. Speaking/Listening focus: collaboration and presenting information to an audience. Language focus: spelling and conventions of standard English grammar
Multiply and divide fractions and decimals, ratio, rate & percent, mathematical expressions and equations.
Life Science using the text Life Science by Holt Science and Technology. Focus is on cells, plants, animals and ecosystems. Outdoor School is a major event in sixth grade.
Ancient civilization and world geography. This examination will help students connect the past to the present. Like historians, students will investigate, research, and examine the evidence to better understand what the world was like.