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

Today marked the middle of of the first quarter!  Where has the time gone?  Mid-quarter grades will be sent home later this week. We have spent a lot of time this week talking about the events that took place on September 11, 2001.  Thank you for taking the time to talk to your child about…

Another Year in the Books

Well, another school year is officially in the books…and it was a great one! Thank you to my students for making it another fun year. I spent the last few weeks packing and moving to the church.  It has been bittersweet, as I am excited for my new adventures, but somewhat sad to turn this…

6th Grade Lunch Day

6th Grade Lunch Day is scheduled for Wed., Oct. 24th. Parents, we hope you can join us for turkey and mashed potatoes and gravy!