Sixth grade is a year of learning and learning how to learn. In addition to the academic subject areas, the sixth grade focuses on developing study skills, learning methods, organization, and prioritizing tasks and assignments. We are intentional about growing the young Christian adolescent spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, physically, and socially. Other highlights of the year include the 56er Mixer, the two-day service project, a week of exploration activities, sport teams, class trip, and the World Fair project.
6th Grade Curriculum Overview
Sixth Grade Science offers opportunities for students to investigate a variety of physical, earth, and life science concepts. Students use and develop scientific models for understanding matter, forces and motion, and energy. They use these models to describe weather on Earth as well as magnetic force and electricity. A large portion of the year is also dedicated to studying the diversity of life in God’s creation.
In math we cover five key units that will help students build a strong foundation for upcoming math courses. The five general units that we cover are Fractions, Decimals and Percents; The Number System, Expressions and Equations, Geometry, Statistics and Probability
We spend special time helping students grow in their ability solve multi-step problems. We show and encourage the process of problem solving and mathematical thinking. These skills are foundational for them as they continue to grow in their math abilities.
Language is a gift from God. The study of Language Arts embraces listening, speaking, reading, writing, spelling, and grammar. In sixth grade the students will develop an appreciation for literature and language through several novels and short stories, research and writing, spelling and speaking, as well as a review of sentence structure and the parts of speech. Students thoroughly enjoy the interdisciplinary World Fair project which includes creative, comparative, informative, and persuasive writing pieces.
Band, Orchestra and Choir are all offered during 6th grade. The study of music further enhances the development of the brain. Learning an instrument uses unique parts of the brain that have been shown to enhance learning skills in other areas. During band and orchestra we work through method books and additional music resources. During choir we sing a huge variety of songs, study different types of music, watch and learn the music from at least one musical, continue to build theory skills and also do at least two performances during the year.
Physical Education is offered two times a week for 45 minutes each. In 6th grade our focus is on learning the rules of the different sports and activities that we play throughout the year. We teach these sports and activities to show the students different ways that help us to keep active and healthy for life. A few extra experiences in 6th grade PE include the Super Snow bowl, where we play a grade wide football tournament outside in the month of January.
Sixth graders spend time walking through the Historical Books and Wisdom Literature as well as the Gospels and Paul’s Letters. As we explore God’s character revealed through these stories, intentional effort is focused on understanding the Bible as God’s living and active Word. Spiritual disciplines like worship, prayer, discussion, reading and memorizing Scripture are part of our daily practice.
6th grade starts the first year of our Spanish 1 program. Our curriculum is based on a high school level 1 Spanish course and is spaced out over the next three years of middle school. In class, we emphasize reading and listening comprehension. Class is conducted in a hybrid immersion setting. Students enjoy story telling, reading, cultural facts, and many interactive activities all in Spanish. At the end of the year, students will read a level based novel.
6th Grade Special Events
6th Grade Special Events
- Spiritual Retreat
- Small Groups & Chapels
- Weekly devotions lead by parents
- Art Prize Field Trip
- Service Project
- Spelling/Geography Bee
- Super Snow Bowl
- Exploration Week
- Greek Olympics
- World Fair Project & Night
- Intramurals during noon hour
- 6th Grade Sports (basketball, volleyball, track, swimming, golf, soccer, ski club)
Equipping students for service in God's world.