World History 6

World history in the sixth grade is a study of the world, past and present. Students will be challenged to learn about people and places here and abroad. Goals for our students include not only learning about the differences in other lands but also the similarities.

Life Science 6

Students will be introduced to plant and animal cell structure, heredity, living organisms, and ecology. Emphasis will be placed on labs that correlate to classroom instruction, including dissection. Students will learn lab safety, materials, and protocol as they investigate the scientific method. Topics will also include the ?chemistry of life? and the human body systems, including the reproductive system.

Math 6

This program is designed to build computational competency in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of integers, common fractions, and decimal fractions. It enhances the ability to use mental math, estimation skills, and various techniques for problem solving. The program includes the topics of geometry, measurements, ratios and proportions, probability, data analysis, and an introduction to pre-algebra.

English/Reading 6

This course consists of an intensive study of grammar, literature, and writing. The goal is to improve each student’s communication skills through an integrated study of grammar, literature, vocabulary, spelling, and writing skills. Students review kinds of sentences, subjects and predicates, the eight parts of speech, complements, punctuation, subject-verb agreement, and correct use of pronouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs. Students are required to read various types of literary works, including one novel, short stories, poetry, non-fiction, plays, myths, and folk tales. Through literature the students also develop other reading skills, such as identifying the main idea, predicting outcomes, making inferences, identifying facts, and identifying character traits. The development of writing includes a major emphasis on the topic sentence and paragraph development. Students demonstrate basic skills by combining sentences and developing sentence variety. Students also write and edit short compositions and reports. In addition, students increase vocabulary skills throughout the year.

Theology 6

This is a foundational course designed to create a basic theological understanding among all 6th graders. It covers aspects such as the Old Testament, New Testament, Prayers, Liturgical Calendar, and Church History, Saints, the Church and its teachings. The students will also develop a consistent prayer life by leading class with the Rosary prayers which include the Apostle?s Creed, Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be. Students will experience personal growth in their faith through scripture, action and prayer.

Keyboarding

This course is designed to provide instruction in intermediate keyboarding, word processing, introductory spreadsheets, electronic presentations, computer hardware basics, the Internet, and basic web design.

Physical Education

This course, offered every other day throughout the school year, focuses on the fundamentals of basic exercise, with emphasis on a student setting personal health and physical strength/endurance goals.