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–Week 1

We had a great start in 6th grade this week!  We started off with some team-building as the students participated in the Show-Me Showdown Games.  It was a tight race, but the Banjos out of SW Missouri (Brinley, Trevan, Kayla, and Thomas) took home the gold medals. We also got to celebrate Wesley’s and my…

Happy Summer, 6th Grade!!

What a great year we had in 6th grade!  From CRUSHING our reading goal by 100 books to donating our time, talents, and treasures to the community, we had a great year!  I look forward to seeing this group of students continue to shine on into 7th grade and beyond. While the students aren’t writing…

6th Grade Happenings–05/12

What a great last full week of school!  We celebrated Gabe’s and Halle’s birthdays, along with Rylee’s summer birthday.  We also enjoyed some time with our Falcon Faith Families, with Father Martin, and we watched the 8th graders go on their way.  All of which just remind me how special St. Gregory’s is.   Please…