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.
The Blue Springs School of Economics trip is on Tuesday, April 17th. We will leave from school at 7:20 a.m. sharp, and return around 4:30 p.m. No snack or money are needed; students will earn their own money by working in the various shops, and parents get a stipend for being cool parents! Lunch will…