Sixth Grade

 Everything to Know about Sixth Grade at St. Leo's Catholic School! 
English Language Arts
Classroom Teacher: Ms. Callie Moore
 

Sixth Grade English Language Arts (ELA) focuses on developing student’s reading and writing skills. Through reading novels, articles, and poetry students will learn how to analyze, compare/contrast, and evaluate the texts. Students will begin the year reading Wonder, a collaborative book analysis for sixth and seventh grades. Students will then continue reading Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, Number the Stars, Tuck Everlasting, A World Without Fish, and poetry. Students will engage in reading complementary articles and stories with each primary text and will relate discussions to historical or scientific units of study. In our English study, students will write literary analyses, as well as, narrative, persuasive, and informative essays. Through the writing process students will also develop grammar skills to become better writers. 

 

History
Classroom Teacher: Mrs. Catherine Lassiter  
 

Students in 6th Grade at St. Leo focus on the beginnings of civilization through studies of the ancient world. We focus on geography, climate, and human interactions to explain advancements in the ancient world. Students compare the advancements in the ancient world to how they have shaped the modern era. Our study of ancient civilizations also offers comparisons in religion, foundations of our faith, and the importance of faith. The ancient civilizations covered are: Ancient Mesopotamia, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Israelites, Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome, Ancient China, and Ancient India.

 

Mathematics
Classroom Teacher: Mrs. Jan Sullivan 
 
Welcome to Middle School!!! The 6th graders will apply their elementary skills to connect ratios and rates to whole number multiplication, division and word problems.  They will understand division of fractions and extend this notion to the system of rational numbers (fractions, decimals and negative numbers).  Students will write, interpret expressions and equations and apply this concept to real world situations. Students will develop an understanding to statistical and critical thinking through multiple graph and media displays.  Throughout the school year, students will challenge their math skills through weekly essentials.  Multiple problems that make students review their skills and think outside the box...outside the traditional curriculum.
 
Religion
Classroom Teacher: Ms. Callie Moore
 

Sixth Grade religion focuses on the Old Testament to increase the students' knowledge of salvation history as it is revealed in Sacred Scripture. Students will follow the unit of study provided by the Christ Our Life text. The goal of the class is to help students grow in love for God through a deeper understanding of God's plan of salvation through a greater understanding and appreciation of Old Testament. 

Science
Classroom Teacher: Mrs. Mythily Isaac
 
Sixth Grade Spectacular Science

We will follow integrated science in sixth grade. Students will learn about matter, technology skills, astronomy, ecology, and physical science. I will use interactive notebook. Students will learn note taking skills, reasoning, critical thinking skills, typing lab reports, and team work. Students are expected to come prepared to class for review quiz every day. Students will take a chapter test at the end of each chapter followed by hands on lab activity. Students will have a major STREAM project this year. Sixth grade curriculum is truly spectacular and ignites curiosity in young minds.

 

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Class syllabi contain more specific information about each class. 
Welcome to
Sixth Grade! 
 
We are so excited for this Sixth Grade year and to have many new smiling faces in the Middle School! This year there are many exciting things to look forward to; such as our Betsy-Jeff Penn (4H) field trip, lockers, changing classes, and everyday classroom fun! Navigate this page to learn more about each of the sixth grade classes.