Sixth Grade

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Betsy Nielson

Welcome to 6th grade!


We shift from American History, which was learned in 5th grade, to traveling back in time through the ancient civilizations. We learn about the ancient people in our Social Studies, Reading, and Religion curriculums.

The students participate in many activities that people of the past did, including the creation of cave drawings, designing a sarcophagus, playing the Jewish game of Dreidel, designing a Roman gladiator, building ziggurats, and learning about other ancient practices. We read a variety realistic fiction, historical fiction, fantasy, and science-fiction books, including Wonder, Number the Stars, The Watsons Go To Birmingham-1963, and Bridge to Terabithia.

7th and 8th grade Math are both taught using the Saxon books. These classes are taught using the Flipped Classroom Model. The students watch a video on each lesson at home to get a first glance at the content, and then they complete the lesson’s problem set in class. We also spend some time exploring the Ti-83 plus calculator through various graphing activities. Most of the 8th graders complete Algebra I which prepares them for the Advanced Geometry class offered at Maryville High School.


Classroom News

6th Grade Happenings-12/09/2017

I hope you all were able to enjoy some time with your students yesterday as our diocese celebrated the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. We have 9 jammed-packed days left of school before Christmas Break!  It is going to just all fly by. The students are excited to be participating in a Secret Santa exchange…

6th Grade Happenings–11/13/2017

6th grade parents,   We are cruising right along here in 6th grade.  The students are currently reading their own novels right now, and we’ll pick back up with a class the first full week of December.  They took their Ancient Egypt test today and will wrap up their Ancient Egypt unit throughout the week…

6th Grade Happenings—10/15/2017

What a blessing the students had on Friday as they finished off the first quarter of the school year!  It seems like they had an amazing time on their retreat–we are so thankful to all those who really helped pull their day together: Mrs. Martin, Mrs. Dropinski, Mrs. Brownsberger, Sam, and Father Albert.  They seemed…