Sixth Grade


With our smaller class size and a twelve to one max student to teacher ratio, our dedicated staff is able to provide not only an accelerated curriculum for our students, but also more individualized instruction that benefits students who need additional help and support in an academic skill.

Our absolute commitment to daily experiences in music, art, foreign languages, and physical education, including yoga, distinguishes us from other schools, including other private schools. The indispensability of these learning opportunities is central to our educational philosophy of developing the whole child. It is our sincere belief that, along with highly responsive instructional practices in core academic subjects, cultural growth begets social and inner growth, and brings out the absolute best in each student.

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Sixth Grade Curriculum

Mathematics

  • Review Basic Operations
  • Mastery of Fractions and Operation with Fractions
  • Operations with Decimals
  • Geometry
  • Measurement, Perimeter, Volume
  • Ratio and Proportional Relationships
  • Introduction to Expressions and Equations
  • Introductions to Statistics and probability Intro to Exponents

Writing

  • The Writing Process
  • Sentence, Paragraph, and Composition Structure and Style
  • Autobiographical Writing
  • Short Story Writing
  • Descriptive Writing
  • Persuasive Writing
  • Compare and Contrast
  • Cause and Effect
  • How-To Essays
  • Research Reports
  • Response to Literature
  • Writing for Assessment

Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics

  • Nouns
  • Pronouns
  • Adjectives
  • Adverbs
  • Prepositions
  • Conjunctions
  • Interjections
  • Basic Sentence Parts
  • Phrases
  • Clauses
  • Making Words Agree
  • Using Modifiers
  • Punctuation Capitalization

Academic and Workplace Skills

  • Speaking
  • Listening
  • Viewing
  • Representing
  • Vocabulary and Spelling
  • Reading Skills
  • Study, Reference, and Test-Taking Skills

Literature

  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Tom Sawyer
  • A Dog of Flanders
  • The Odyssey

Carden Spelling and Vocabulary

  • 44 Spelling words per week
  • Spelling worksheets taken from the Carden Spelling Book 6
  • 10 Vocabulary words per week

History and Geography

  • The Beginning of Human Kind
    • Early People
    • The Beginning of Civilization
  • The Ancient Middle East
    • Ancient Mesopotamia
    • Ancient Egypt
    • The Ancient Hebrews and Judaism
  • Ancient India
    • The Early Civilizations of India
    • Hinduism
    • The Development of Buddhism
    • India‚Äôs Empires and Achievements
  • Ancient China
    • The Rise of Civilization in China
    • Chinese Society and Thought
    • Growth of the Chinese Empire
  • Ancient Greece
    • The Ancient Greeks
    • Athens and Sparta
    • Greek Religion, Arts, and Learning
    • Greece and Persia
  • Ancient Rome
    • The Roman Republic
    • The Roman Empire
    • Christianity
    • Roman Achievements

Science

  • Earth Science
    • Mass, Volume, Density
    • Nature of Science
    • Structure of the Earth and the Universe
    • Evolution of the Planet
    • Weather Patterns
    • Ecology
    • Rocks and Minerals
    • Plate Tectonics (Volcanoes, Earthquakes)
    • The Scientific Method