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

I hope everyone has stayed safe and warm this weekend. We start our new week with Falcon Faith Family meetings right away tomorrow morning.  The students will be focusing gratitude and will reflect over what they are grateful for in their lives.  We will be ending our family meetings as a school in the gym…

6th Grade Happenings

Happy 2017!  I hope you all had a great Christmas and a wonderful break away from school with your family.  We will be getting right back at it here in 6th grade!  The students will be beginning their Ancient India and Ancient China unit in Social Studies right away.  We will start with the physical…

Mass Roles for First Friday Mass, Sept. 4

6th grade will have Mass roles for the 3-8 First Friday Mass this coming Friday, September 4.  Roles are as follows: Servers:  Brayden, Jacob, and Tye Song Leaders:  Mariella and Anna Reader:  Carson Response:  Maggie Petition:  Kirsten and Tori Gifts:  Drew and James   Roles will be rotated throughout the year.  5-8 take turns planning…