Students explore Catholicism through study of Hebrew Scriptures, The Liturgy and worship. Through prayer, song and actions that express their beliefs, students are called to live out their discipleship among their peers, their families and their school and parish communities. Students attend Mass weekly on Wednesday mornings at 8:15, on Holy Days of Obligation and special Feast days. They actively participate in liturgies.
Students will study of variety of literary devices and themes. Elements such as plot, theme, setting, characterization, foreshadowing, climax and denoument will be discussed. The writing process, use of proper grammar and style will also be emphasized. Quarter goals are set and students read and take computer generated tests on AR books to increase their reading comprehension.
Quarter goals are set and students read and take computer generated tests on AR books to increase their reading comprehension.
Students in the sixth grade continue to build on basic Math concepts. Mastery of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of whole number, decimals and fractions is expected. Ratios, proportions and percents are also studied. Algebra is introduced.
Students study but are not limited to elements of Earth Science such as weather, constellations, the water cycle, rocks and minerals and the planet Mars. Students conduct laboratory experiments using the Scientific method. Participation Science Fair is mandatory in grades 3-8.
In World History, students explore the development of civilization through tools found in archeology, geology, paleontology, and anthropology. Ancient and classical civilizations, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and Reformation, the rise of Democracy and industrialization will be studied. In addition, the study of current events and interpretation of maps, charts and graphs are also taught.
Students will be able to communicate both verbally as well as through written forms. Greetings and salutations, family members, colors, numbers, weather, the calendar and physical descriptions will be explored. Students will take Spanish 3-4 days per week.
Students have morning and lunch recesses. Students in the sixth grade have approximately 40-60 minutes homework every day.
Sixth grade students receive instruction in Spanish, Art, Music, and Physical Education. They also visit the media center as well as the computer lab.
Students are exposed to elements of drawing, shading and color. Students keep a portfolio of their work. They are exposed to varying artistic styles and genres.
Music study focuses on introductions and cadences, harmonic elements, scales and chords, families and grouping of instruments. Students will be asked to construct their own instrument. Recorder skills will include the playing of sharps, flats, solos a, duets and trios.
Students spend time in the Media Center through conducting basic concepts of titles, authors, subjects and research. Students can check out books appropriate to their age level.
Students are exposed to fitness assessments, traveling/locomotor skills, Body management/Gymnastics/Dance, Soccer. Volleyball, Football, Basketball, Track, T-ball and individual dual sports such as Golf, Tennis, and Badminton are taught.
The purpose of the technology laboratory is to integrate the use of technology with the curriculum. In that light, students spend their “lab time” with the assistance of the Technology Coordinator and their classroom teacher. Basic elements of word processing, graphing, research and simple publishing are explored.