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

New Treasures Reading Series

Hello everyone!  I hope you are all having a great summer! I spent this morning with my fellow K-6 teachers and a rep from McGraw-Hill.  We have purchased their reading series called Treasures.  I must admit, it is a bit overwhelming, but in a good way.  There are so many amazing resources and I am very impressed…

S.O.S. Crew Grows!

Wow! We have 45 people (lots of students and a handful of parents) signed up for this year’s Summer Of Service S.O.S. Crew! We have already been busy at work at the food pantry and picking up trash around the school grounds.  Don’t miss out on the chance to be a part of our summer…

Have a Great Summer!

Thank you to all of my 6th graders for a great school year!  Have a safe and fun summer.