Sixth Grade

Sixth Grade

Ancient world history is the theme that weaves through the sixth grade curriculum. We study many early and diverse cultures. We try to bring these ancient cultures to life through hands on projects, research assignments, videos, and an end of the year buffet from around the world. We make an effort to experience a taste of each country through many special activities such as weaving, mosaics, Greek Food Day, Pottery Day, calligraphy, cultural music, dress and language. Our field trips include Glencairn Museum and Bryn Athyn Cathedral.

One of the highlights of our year is attending a special Veteran’s day celebration with other area sixth graders. The students get to meet the veterans and experience the stories of dedication and patriotism.

Meet the teachers

Rita Ritter
6th Grade Teacher
Elizabeth Zdon
6th Grade Teacher

What will my child learn?

  • Bible
  • English
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Spelling
  • Heritage Studies
  • Science
  • Computer
  • Fine Arts
  • German

Bible

  • Life of Christ
  • How the Holy Spirit Works
  • Life of the Apostle Paul
  • Old & New Testament Passages

English

  • Academic
    • Grammar - parts of speech, verbals, clauses, capitalization, punctuation, sentence structure, and the function of words in the context of a sentence.
    • Literature - Our textbook is a series of short stories of different genres incorporating many elements of literature including plot, point of view, and figurative language. We read at least four novels including Out of the Dust, Holes, The Bronze Bow, and A Wrinkle in Time.
    • Spelling and Vocabulary
      • over 200 cumulative vocabulary words
      • Spelling includes 150 commonly misspelled words.
    • Writing assignments are varied with many based on literature stories and novels. They include a five paragraph essay, compare/contrast essay, character analysis, various types of fiction, various types of poetry, and novel projects.
  • Honors
    • Everything in Academic plus: Reading Workshop-Weekly assignments are based on the reading of independent novels with a comprehension or elements of literature focus.

Math

  • Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, & Division
  • Time, Money, & Measurement
  • Fractions & Decimals
  • Geometry
  • Pre-Algebra
    • Ratios
    • Proportions
    • Percent

Reading

  • Vocabulary
  • Comprehension
  • Skill Development
  • Completion of Several Novels

Spelling

  • Basic Generalizations
  • Countries of the World

Heritage Studies

  • Ancient World History
    • Mesopotamia
    • Egypt
    • India
    • Israel
    • China
    • Persia
    • Greece
    • Rome
    • Byzantine Empire
    • Mesoamerica
    • Africa
    • Japan
    • Middle Ages of Europe

Computer

  • Our computer lab is equipped with thirty-one networked computers and variuos computer software programs. Sixth grade has computer classes one day per week.

Fine Art

  • Band
  • Choir
  • Private instrumental lessons available
  • Click here to learn more about our music program
  • Click here to learn more about our art program