Sixth Grade Innovation Lab

Building on the skill progression from fifth grade Innovation Lab, students further their foundation in digital citizenship and innovation. As they engage in interdisciplinary problem solving and short- and long-term projects of increasing complexity and depth, students develop skills in critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, research and communication. Students are encouraged to tinker, experiment and create…

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Sixth Grade Spanish

Students continue to expand their vocabulary base and build a strong foundation in basic linguistic structures that include expressing likes and dislikes and asking for and providing information. Students develop oral and written skills while working with language in thematic contexts that include an exchange letter to describe one’s self, descriptions of friends for a…

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Sixth Grade Social Studies

This course expands upon the concepts and skills that students were introduced to in fifth grade. Students will continue to hone their skills as social scientists through the exploration of the ancient civilizations of China, Greece and Rome. They learn to identify the cultural universals and discover the secrets of ancient cultures that continue to…

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Sixth Grade Science

This course builds on the science literacy, math integration and cooperative learning emphasized in fifth grade to allow students to explain phenomena central to the physical sciences. The course revolves around three main themes: the structure and properties of matter and chemical reactions, how objects move and the characteristic properties and behaviors of waves when…

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Sixth Grade Mathematics – Accelerated

This course follows the mathematics topics, with deeper content and several extension topics that feature more student-centered pacing. Students make estimates, use benchmarks, check for reasonableness of answers and learn to recognize when to use an estimate and when an exact solution is necessary. In doing so, they develop and apply a variety of strategies…

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Sixth Grade Mathematics

Students develop and apply a variety of strategies for solving problems, including building models, recognizing and generalizing patterns, making tables, drawing diagrams and graphs, using equations and solving simpler problems. They apply all operations on fractions and decimals fluently and use the appropriate operation to solve problems. They learn to distinguish between fractions as numbers…

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Sixth Grade Language Arts

This program nurtures creativity and expression while focusing on the student’s ability to think and communicate thoughtfully and fluently. Through a workshop model of instruction, students work to learn and improve in all elements of writing and reading. As writers, students review and build grammar, usage and mechanics skills, as well as vocabulary development. As…

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