Sixth Grade

Betsy Nielson

Welcome to 6th grade!

Welcome to 6th grade!  We spend time focusing on the blessings God has provided us as we reconnect with the early people of the Bible.  We dig deeper in the world of reading and writing and start making connections to the world around us through our studies.  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 Towers Falling.


We use the Saxon Math series for all of our math classes here at St. Gregory’s.  In addition, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Math are all 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.

To read more about the flipped classroom, click here:  Flipped Classroom Information

Classroom News

6th Happenings–10/18

What a beautiful day!  The students enjoyed some time reading outside this afternoon.  They also spent some time in first grade designing a 3-D fall scene.  We’ll continue teaming up to help first grade with projects a couple of times each month.  It’s so neat seeing the patience our sixth graders have when they work…

6th Grade Happenings

We have two weeks to go in this quarter and the students are working hard.  We have been working on a writing unit this past week in ELA, their creativity has really been coming out in this, which makes it a fun unit.   STOCKTOBERFEST begins Monday!  The 8th graders are leading a school-wide food…

6th Grade Happenings–09/20/2018

We are continuing to work hard here in 6th grade. The students are working so hard, and their work ethic is impeccable.  They really use their time wisely and do such a good job keeping track of due dates, test dates, and event dates. Our class will have the Mass roles at next Thursday’s Mass,…