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

6th Grade Happenings 05/04/2018

6th grade parents and students,   Hope you have all enjoyed the day at home with one another.  I just want to say thank you to all who have volunteered to be part of our field trips–whether it was at the School of Economics last week or for our upcoming trip to Omaha–thank you.  We…

6th Grade Happenings–03/25/2018

Good morning!  Happy Palm Sunday!  While it is the start of Holy Week, the beauty of the resurrection is within reach as we are only a week away. The students are anxiously awaiting their presentation of the Stations of the Cross beginning around 8:45 Wednesday morning.  We will have a few minutes of set-up, but…

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…