Grade 6

As we welcome our students to sixth grade, we nurture the whole child by encouraging curiosity and creativity through inquiry-based learning. In addition, students become acclimated to our technology program through the middle school 1:1 iPad initiative.

With a focus on environmental learning, our sixth graders embark on an adventure to Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center in Finland, Minnesota. While there, students gain a greater understanding of how their values and behaviors impact the world around them. Together throughout the year, students and teachers establish family-like classroom atmospheres that follow students throughout their middle school careers.

Curriculum

  1. English Language Arts
  2. Math
  3. Religion
  4. Science
  5. Social Studies
  • Media Literacy
  • Informational/Nonfiction Texts
  • Language: Pronouns, Capitalization, Punctuation, Spelling, and Vocabulary
  • Novel Study: Denotation/Connotation
  • Novel Study: Determining/Analyzing Theme
  • Novel Study: Figurative Language and Literary Devices
  • Novel Study and Writing: Plot, Setting, and Character Development
  • Novel Study and Writing: Point-of-View
  • Novel Study and Writing: Word Choice, Tone, Connotation/Denotation, Text Structure
  • Novel Study and Writing: Citing Textual Evidence, MLA Formatting
  • Projects and Major Assignments
  • Creative Writing - Crime Scene Investigation
  • Autobiographical Narrative
  • Descriptive Essay
  • Cross-Curricular Writing Assignments
  • Novels Include: Tangerine; The Giver; Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry; The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • Using Exponents and Scientific Notation
  • Order of Operations
  • Writing and Simplifying Algebraic Expressions
  • Solving Equations
  • Fractions, Decimals, and Percents
  • Adding/Subtracting/Multiplying/Dividing Negative Numbers
  • Proportions, Rates, and Ratios
  • Probability
  • Lines, Angles, and Classifying Geometric Figures
  • Using the Coordinate Plane
  • Metric and Customary Measurement
  • The Old Testament
  • God Reveals a Plan of Love
  • God Forms a Family of Faith
  • God Guides and Leads the Chosen People
  • Saints and Feast Days
  • Prophets Prepare the Lord's Way
  • The Year in our Church
  • Out of Harm's Way
  • Family Life
  • Social Justice and Catholic Social Teachings
  • Projects and Major Assignments
  • Service Learning Projects
  • Physical Science
  • Properties of Matter
  • Atoms, Molecules. Compounds
  • Chemical and Physical Changes
  • Light
  • Motion
  • Sound
  • Electricity
  • Kinetic and Potential Energy
  • Forces
  • Nature of Science and Engineering
  • Projects
  • STEM-Related Projects
  • Science Fair
  • Science Lab Notebook
  • Minnesota History and Ancient History
  • Explanation of ancient cultures and civilizations
  • Analysis of Roman, Greek and Egyptian influences
  • Compare and contrast various governments and economies
  • Access to GPS programs and mapping skills
  • Frequent use primary and secondary sources as well as source identification
  • Study of Minnesota's impact on America's national history
  • Analysis of Minnesota's variety of cultures and heritage groups
  • Study of Minnesotan viewpoint and involvement in major American historical events
  • Explanation of modern socioeconomic and cultural climate of Minnesota
  • Identification of sources in relation to bias and credibility
  • Major Projects
  • Greek God Project
  • History Day
  • Minnesotan Biography
  • Minnesota Monument Project
  • Geography Bee
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