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

6th Grade Happenings–03/11/2018

Happy Sunday!  I hope everyone has had some time to relax and enjoy the weekend. 4th Quarter begins tomorrow!  Wow–where did the time go!?!  I just wanted to send a few reminders out as we go into the new week and the new quarter. Monday (03/12), we will have XSTREAM from 3 – 4:15.  Students…

6th Grade Happenings—02/23/2018

What a wild week!  Hopefully all of the bad weather is out of the way and we can smoothly sail into the end of the third quarter as it ends Thursday, March 8. We were planning on doing some 5th/6th grade Olympic activities today.  Even though the Olympics will be winding down this weekend, we…

6th Grade Happenings-12/09/2017

I hope you all were able to enjoy some time with your students yesterday as our diocese celebrated the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. We have 9 jammed-packed days left of school before Christmas Break!  It is going to just all fly by. The students are excited to be participating in a Secret Santa exchange…