Sixth Grade

 

Weekly Newsletter from Mrs. Acker

 Weekly Newsletter from Mrs. Barfell

Weekly Reading Log

 

Sixth Grade Curriculum Overview        

Bible – Positive Action for Christ Curriculum

  • Right character produces right action
  • Repentance, confession forgiveness
  • Sins as barrier to God’s presence
  • Salvation/redemption through Christ’s blood sacrifice
  • Fulfillment of Old and New Testament prophesies
  • Jesus Christ as God Standing one’s spiritual ground
  • Praise, worship, spiritual songs
  • Being controlled by the Holy Spirit
  • Doing right because it is right
  • Prayer
  • End times and the Tribulation
  • Jesus’ miracles

Reading/Language Arts – Reading Street (Scott Foresman 2007)

  • Explore literary styles and structures
  • Recognize literary elements: setting, ploy, characterization
  • Use listening skills to confirm details
  • Examine stereotypes, mind-sets, gender
  • Explore cause and effect relationships
  • Participate in expressive reading through drama, speech, etc.
  • Expand and use vocabulary critical to meaning
  • Identify how structure affects meaning
  • Predict outcomes, make inferences
  • Identify conflict, climax, and resolution in literature
  • Interpret text using literary elements and inferences

Writing

  • Extend grammar and mechanics skills to writing
  • Explore and extend vocabulary
  • Evaluate, analyze, synthesis information in preparation for writing
  • Produce formal and informal original written composition
  • Develop a variety of writing styles and organizational skills
  • Extend decoding and encoding skills to original writing
  • Write from prompts
  • Implement writing process through self-monitoring

Math – Mathematics (Houghton Mifflin 2002)

  • Read, write, round and math operations with whole numbers to billions place
  • Read, write and round decimals to millionths place
  • Multiplication and division by powers of 10
  • Division of multi-digit divisor
  • Actual and estimated linear, weight, and volume measurements of plane and solid figures and objects
  • Math operations with fractions and decimals
  • Metric and standard measurement conversions
  • Comparing and ordering integers
  • Using statistics and Probability
  • Ratio, Proportion
  • Geometry and Measurement
  • Coordinate Graphing, Equations and Integers

Science and Health – Science (Houghton Mifflin 2007)

  • Cells (activity, structure, reproduction)
  • Living organisms (food chains, food webs, cycles, populations
  • Elements and compounds (acids, salts, bases)
  • Light (behavior of light, mirrors, lenses, color)
  • Electrical energy (circuits, generators, electronics)
  • Weather (fronts, masses, wind belts, climate changes
  • Growth and development (reproduction, life cycles, growth)
  • Flowering plants (photosynthesis, growth & development)
  • Oceans (zones, protecting the oceans)
  • Chemical and nuclear changes (fusion, fission)
  • Sound (behavior and characteristics of sound)
  • Movement of the earth’s plates (earthquakes, volcanoes)
  • Solar system (stars, galaxies)
  • Body systems (how they work together)

Social Studies – Our World (Macmillian/McGraw-Hill 2003)

  • Identities and characteristics of ancient civilizations
  • Examine governmental systems of ancient civilizations
  • Develop and use globe and map skills
  • Compare/contrast Biblical and humanistic solutions to problems of culture and varying belief systems
  • Study ethics and belief systems of ancient cultures and compare them to Christian beliefs
  • Compare/contrast theories of origin of man
  • Identify origins of contemporary cultures
  • Define and clarify problems, issues and ideas

Music

  • Rhythm
  • Harmony
  • Melody
  • Form
  • Tone Color Expressive qualities
  • Movement Spiritual/sacred music
  • Composers & Musical periods
  • Optional performing choir
  • Optional wind instrument group instruction

Sixth Grade Band (Advanced Band) – Essential Elements 2000-Book 1 (Hal Leonard Corporation 1999)

  • Advance Band is offered to students who have completed one year of Beginning Band
  • Students will learn multiple part pieces that challenge the students rhythmic ability, note reading ability, and musicianship.
  • Students in advanced band will have the opportunity to compete in the ACSI Music Festival.

Physical Education – Dynamic Physical Education for School Children (Allyn & Bacon), Physical Best Activity Guide Elementary Level (National Association for Sport and Physical Education 2004), Lessons From the Heart (Beth Kirkpatrick and Burton H. Birnbaum)

  • Team sport activities
  • Terminology, rules, strategies, and safety practices
  • Individual and recreational sports
  • Line and circle folk dance rhythms
  • Individual and partner rope jumping routines and exercise
  • Relay activities
  • Aerobic, strength, and flexibility activities
  • Physical fitness testing
  • Stunts and tumbling skills
  • Christian attitude demonstrations Report on sport topics

Art

  • Color wheel terms
  • Shape and form usage
  • Values in composition
  • Balance/rhythm
  • Creativity in clay
  • Texture
  • Contrast
  • Calligraphy
  • Pencil/pen & ink drawing
  • One & two-point perspective
  • Painting with acrylics and watercolors
  • Multi-media sculpture
  • Creativity with yarn and fabrics\
  • Develop understanding of various artistic styles

Computer

  • Once weekly
  • The Sixth Grade uses Global Academics curriculum to produce a cross curricular project each quarter.

Library

  • Once weekly