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

Zoo Trip on May 14th

The 5th and 6th grade field trip is scheduled for Monday, May 14th. We will travel by bus to the Omaha Zoo.  We plan to leave at 7:30 and return by 4:30 or 5.  Field trip info and permission slips will come home soon.  Parents are welcome!

D.A.R.E. Celebration on Friday at the Hangar

All 6th graders in Maryville will be meeting at the Hangar on Friday, May 4th for a pizza party. Then they will watch The Avengers!  This is a culminating celebration of successfully completing the D.A.R.E. curriculum this year.  We will leave school at 10:50 and arrive back to school around 2:00.  Concessions will be open…

Preschool and 6th Grade Reading Buddies

Click title of post to view pictures of the 6th graders and their reading buddies out in the courtyard today.  What a beautiful day to spend together! [nggallery id=20]