Sixth Grade Physical Education

At this level, sport-specific skills are reinforced and refined through the use of small group and partner work, lead-up games and repetitive drills in modified and regulation game play. We emphasize positional and tactical play while still focusing on developing individual skills. The primary focus is on developing skills, tactics and confidence to promote a…

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Sixth Grade Percussion Ensemble

Students continue to develop solid fundamentals of the hand coordination and dexterity they begin in the ensemble during fifth grade. They learn new rhythms and how to dissect and sub-divide these rhythms. Students are introduced to melodic percussion: orchestra bells, marimba, xylophone, chimes and timpani. Each student is introduced to a broader range of instruments…

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Sixth Grade Orchestra

This course teaches students more complex rhythms, note reading and a wider range of techniques to guide them in the orchestra experience as students continue from fifth grade to sixth grade. Additional time is spent helping students develop a more mature sound through right arm bowing techniques and left-hand intonation work. The course begins to…

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Sixth Grade Chorus

The goal at this level is to enhance some of the skills introduced in fifth grade and develop them more fully in each student. Students continue to work on the basic elements of sight-singing, music theory and complex part-singing throughout the year. Students finish all the basic intervocalic relationships and start to explore modes. In…

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Sixth Grade Band

This year-long ensemble class expands upon and develops the skills acquired in fifth grade. Students begin studies in tone development, technical facility, rhythm and musicality. These skills allow the band to begin studying meaningful and age-appropriate band repertoire. At the conclusion of the course, students are capable of playing major scales through four sharps and…

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Sixth Grade Art

In this year-long course, students are challenged to explore the use of art as a vehicle for communication. Various media are used in familiar and new ways to solve project assignments. With an expanding understanding of two-dimensional and three-dimensional design concepts, students analyze how their intentional choices influence the content and effect of their artwork.…

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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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