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What to Expect in Grade 6

 

  • Morning assemblies with the whole school featuring prayer, a devotion, praise songs, birthday celebrations and announcements.
  • Chapel each Wednesday featuring singing, Bible recitation and a special presentation.
  • Participation in a “Family Group,” a K-6 mix of about 13 students led by a 6th grader. These groups meet almost weekly for prayer, game or devotional activity.
  • Daily bible instruction using Veritas Press: Acts through Revelation.
  • Weekly scripture memorization
  • Literature: Books include Call of the Wild, Christmas Carol, Tom Sawyer, Robin Hood, Moss Flower, Bronze Bow, Kidnapped and Number the Stars. Students visit our school library once each week.
  • Language Arts: skills learned are classifying seven sentence pattern using the eight parts of speech in conjunction with The Shurley Method. Write clear and concise paragraphs and utilize the 3-point and five paragraph essay. Writing a two page research paper on an American fort. Learn basic outlining and note-taking skills. Spelling using the grammar, spelling and vocabulary curriculum; Grammar using the Shurley method.
  • Daily math according to the student’s ability/achievement level: Saxon Course 1 or PreAlgebra
  • History: American History beginning 1815 to present day.
  • Science & Health: Study of Innovations & Inventors with additional side studies of birds and the history of medicine.
  • Latin: students continue to enrich their Latin vocabulary and begin to understand translations.
  • Fine arts classes include the study of music theory and musical performances for choir and an annual school musical. Students create original artistic expressions from a foundational instruction of the elements of art. Additionally students learn the basics of art history.
  • Physical education three times per week
  • Daily snack from home; daily lunch and recess
  • Annual participation in Field Day, Christmas program and a sixth grade led chapel service.
  • Some Field Trips and Special Activities:  Extended trips to Greenfield Village and downtown Cleveland supporting the study of Modern America, A week at Mohican Outdoor School, Quarterly experiments discovering the physical science of our world, Weekly leadership opportunities with WCA Family Groups, Annual trip to the State Theater for the performance of A Christmas Carol.