Sixth Grade

Rhonda Ackley

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

Food Pantry Volunteers!

Thanks to these awesome 6th graders for helping me so much this year at the food pantry.  They literally descend upon the food pantry and do amazing work in just a 30-40 minute time period! All of us at the Ministry Center greatly appreciate their hard work.  Thanks to Susie Holtman for treating us to…

Please Return Zoo Sheet ASAP

Please return the inquiry sheet for the zoo as soon as possible so we can figure out the total cost. Permission slips will come home on Monday, May 7th.

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!