Sixth Grade

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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

We just finished up another great week in 6th grade.  The students are really working hard. We are celebrating the beginning of the school year at the 10:30 Mass on Sunday.  Brayden will be a server, Maggie is saying a petition, and Tori and Mariella are song leaders for this Mass.  We encourage all students…

News from 6th Grade

I hope this finds you all doing well and that you were able to have an enjoyable weekend. Just a few things going on this week: Tomorrow, we will be taking a quiz over Parts 1-3 in Wonder.  The quiz will have some matching and short answer, along with a fill in the blank portion…

First Day in 6th Grade

Here are some of the fun pictures we took this morning in 6th grade 🙂  I took one of each student individually as well that I will send home with them tomorrow.  After the pictures, I posted the email I sent out this afternoon.  I will generally send out a weekly email, as well as…