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5th & 6th Grades

Fifth Grade

“…So that the body of Christ may be built up.”  Eph. 4:12b is one theme we try to live out each day in the fifth grade classroom.  By respecting one another with our words and actions, taking responsibility for our actions, and becoming responsible with our schoolwork and study habits we are given opportunities to build each other up.

In Religion we study various stories and events from the Bible and discuss how they apply to our lives today.  Our weekly memory work is based on the lessons we have each week.

In Math we continue to work on mastering basic facts.  We study decimals, fractions, geometry, customary and metric measurements, pre-algebra, percents, and ratios. 

In Language Arts we spend a great deal of time on the parts of speech and identifying them in sentences, learn research skills, and integrate our writing throughout the entire curriculum.  Our reading program includes comprehension activities, reading from all genres, novel studies, and an independent reading program. 

In Social Studies, we study United States history and work to improve our map skills. 

In Science, our unit topics vary by year but will include study from life science, earth science, and physical science. 

Extra opportunities include a Spelling Bee, Geography Bee, Science Fair, Vocabulary Challenge, and an annual operetta. 

 

Sixth Grade

Respect, Responsibility, Teamwork, And Working Hard are central themes in sixth grade. 

Teaching students to have an enthusiasm for learning so that they best carry out God’s plan and purpose is the goal in sixth grade.  Students are provided with class time to work, ask questions, and correct errors in order that they may learn and grow from their mistakes.  Students are also taught and encouraged to discover how their mistakes occurred and determine how improvements can be made.

In Religion, we learn about the Bible in its entirety, and then take a closer look at the parables of Jesus. 

In Reading, we have daily vocabulary practice, text book reading selections, and novel units.  

In English we balance between language and usage skills and a wide variety of writing activities.  

In Social Studies, we study cultures from around the world, with a strong emphasis on geography. 

In Math, we cover decimals, fractions, ratios/percents/proportions, data and graphs, geometry, and integers.  We continue to improve our computation skills and real-world math application skills.    

In Science, we study the nature of science and technology and then move on to units in life science.  

Extra Opportunities:  Outdoor Education Field Trip, Spelling Bee, National Geographic Geography Bee, Science Fair 

Hard work, honesty, responsibility, and accountability are central themes in the year of a sixth grader.  Extra credit opportunities to improve grades are made available and encouraged.  The option to grasp these opportunities is the decision of the student.  Honesty and responsibility is incorporated through daily work and discipline.  These characteristics are reinforced in any and all areas that demonstrate how and why integrity and honesty are vital parts of Christian existence. 

Students are provided with class time to work, ask questions and correct errors in order that they may learn from their mistakes.  Proofreading is stressed.  Students are also taught and encouraged to discover how their mistakes occurred, and determine how improvements can be made on future assignments.  Teaching students to have an enthusiasm for learning so that they best carry out God’s plan and purpose is the goal.