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Grade 6

Grade 6

Religion

Students continue to learn about God’s plan. Using the Christ the Life Series, students explore Gods plan, family of faith, and how God guides and lead the Chosen people throughout the Old Testament. Students take part in outreach projects, along with mass and prayer services during the year. Students develop their empathy and spiritual side through nature walks, bible reflections and journaling.  
 

Mathematics 

Students solve math problems in a highly interactive and engaging classroom using the College Preparatory Mathematics (CPM). CPM, Core Connections, Course 1 is the first of a three-year sequence of courses designed to prepare students for a rigorous college preparatory algebra course.  The principles of CPM course design problem-based lessons, collaborative student work, and spaced practice are based on the methodological research for teaching mathematics that leads to conceptual understanding.  

TOPICS OF STUDY

 Representation

Arithmetic Strategies and Area

Portions and Integers

Variables and Ratios

Multiplying Fractions and Area

Dividing and Building Expressions

Rates and Operations

Statistics and Multiplication Equations

Volume and Percent

 

ELA

Students study a variety of literature that includes fantasy, non-fiction, fiction, and biographies to write opinion papers and use evidence to support their ideas. To augment the survival-themed literature, students listen to a holocaust speaker and visit the Maltz Museum. In small groups, students make inferences and compare and contrct characters from different novels. As a culminating project, all sixth graders participate in the Young Authors program and compose and author realistic fiction.

LITERATURE

 

Hatchet, by Gary Paulsen  

Harriett Tubman, Ann Petry

Number the Stars, Lois Lowry

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, John Boyne

The Egypt Game, Zilpha Keatley Snyder

Tuck Everlasting, Natalie Babbitt

Science

Students broadens scientific inquiry and the scientific process to observe their environment, ask testable questions and conduct/analyze experiments.  At the beginning of the year, students begin a four month inquiry and apply the Scientific Method as they conduct experiments and participate in the annual Science and Engineering Fair. During the year, students explore the microscopic cells and move on to Energy and motion and finish up with the Earth.  The year ends with 6th grade Camp at the Cuyahoga Valley Education Resource Center.

Social Studies

Students learn about Ancient world and their governments. Exploring different cultures and the way they lived, help students understand the the past.