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–03/12/17

Good afternoon!  I hope everyone enjoyed a couple extra days with their kiddos around the house.  Tomorrow marks the start of the 4th quarter–wow, this year has flown by! We have a few things going on this week I just wanted to keep you in the loop of.. Tomorrow morning, Mrs. Shelly Steins is going…

6th Grade Happenings-February 12

Good afternoon! We have an exciting week ahead of us with a lot going on. We will start tomorrow morning with our Falcon Faith Families…it is such an enjoyable way to begin a new week.  The students will be praying for those who do so much for out school, including all of our parents.  They…

6th Grade Happenings

We have had a wonderful Catholic Schools Week.  It has been full of great times together as a class, with our Falcon Faith Families, with our parents, and with other classes in the school, including reading buddies in Pre- School, snowmen activity in 1st Grade, and XSTREAM. We begin the day tomorrow with Mass.  Due…