Updated for the 2021-2022 Co-op year!
Sixth grade is designed to help students have a good first impression and a smooth transition into their secondary years. The focus is not only on the academic growth, but also on the skills needed to achieve their goals and be prepared for the obstacles to come. We spend time helping them build organizational skills, keep track of different assignments and deadlines, and develop their time management skills. These are tools that will help them have the confidence to take on and excel at the next level.
Science: Our 6th Grade Science class is designed to help prepare your student for course work at the secondary level. This year students will be studying anatomy and physiology. Students will work on reading for important information, note taking skills, and building scientific vocabulary. Students will be given assignments to complete throughout the week usually taking approximately 30 minutes per day. We will be doing experiments throughout the year to help students become more familiar with the scientific method. Students will also be creating a scientific notebook over the course of the year which will include scientific speculation sheets, scientific drawings, as well as scientific models.
History: The 6th Grade History class is designed to help prepare your student for coursework at the secondary level. Students will work on reading for information, note taking skills, building vocabulary, and geography skills. Students will be given assignments throughout the week usually taking approximately 30 minutes per day.
This year, we will be learning about world history from Creation to modern times with Masterbooks Elementary World History.
IEW: Institute for Excellence in Writing lays a solid foundation of writing skills in a gentle (and even fun!) way. Over the course of the study, students will learn
how to effectively use a wide range of structural models and stylistic techniques in their compositions, as they write on a variety of enjoyable fiction and non-fiction topics. Included with the student handouts are complete teacher’s notes, source texts, assignments, and checklists. Weekly homework will be assigned, and students will be expected to bring their completed assignments to class each FTK class day for sharing and assessment by the tutor. Parents may assign grades based on completion of weekly checklist.
Art: Students will study different techniques and will explore different medias to create their own art.
PE: Students will learn team work, work on coordination, and agility with games. They will also have time in the classroom learning about proper nutrition and making healthy food choices.