Sixth Grade


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–05/12

What a great last full week of school!  We celebrated Gabe’s and Halle’s birthdays, along with Rylee’s summer birthday.  We also enjoyed some time with our Falcon Faith Families, with Father Martin, and we watched the 8th graders go on their way.  All of which just remind me how special St. Gregory’s is.   Please…

Student Ambassadors for 2017-2018 Wanted

Attention 5th – 7th graders interested in being a Student Ambassador for the 2017-2018 school year.  Applications are available now and due Monday, May 8.  This is a great way be a leader throughout the school and to help yourself and others grow closer to Jesus.  Being a member of the St. Gregory’s Student Ambassador…

6th Grade Happenings–04/18

I hope everyone has enjoyed the extra days with your children and that you had a wonderful Easter celebrating the love God has for us all.   Please remember, we are headed down to School of Economics tomorrow in Blue Springs.  The students need to be to school around 7am with the bus departing at…