Grade 6

The 6th graders have started studying the Ancient Israelites in Social Studies class.  We will look at their beliefs and early history, the history of the kingdom of Israel, and the growth of Judaism.

In Math class we have finished working on multiplying and dividing of fractions and mixed numbers.  We have now moved on to learning how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals.

In Religion class we continue to use our Pflaum Gospel Weeklies to study the Sunday Gospel. You may have noticed these coming home in the family folder.  Your child can share this information with you each week.   There is a wealth of information that applies to the Sunday Gospel.  There are family connections in each one.  I encourage you to look at these and discuss with your child and the entire family before you head out the door to Church on the weekend.

We are planning Mass for Friday, November 22.  We will select songs and write petitions.  Come and pray with us.

As always, please contact me with any questions or concerns.

Mrs. Susan Pokey


The 6th graders have started studying Ancient Egypt in Social Studies class.   So far we have studied the geography of Ancient Egypt, the start of its government, and their social classes.  One highlight so far was practicing writing in hieroglyphics.  Depending on the letters in our names, some of the students found it easier than others.  We had also written in the Ancient Mesopotamian writing called cuneiform in Chapter 1.   We then discussed which one was easier.  Ask your child which writing s/he liked best!

In Math class we have finished Chapter 1 on powers, order of operations, and finding the Greatest Common Factor and Least Common Multiply of two or more numbers using prime factorization.  Of course, we really are never finished, as we will continue to use these topics throughout the year.  We will be starting Chapter 2 on adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing decimals.

In Religion class we have been using our Pflaum Gospel Weeklies to study the Sunday Gospel. You may have noticed these coming home in the family folder.  Your child can share this information with you each week.   There is a wealth of information that applies to the Sunday Gospel.  There are family connections in each one.  I encourage you to look at these and discuss with your child and the entire family before you head out the door to Church on the weekend.

We had a wonderful Retreat Day on Friday, September 20.  The students learned about all the many gifts and talents that they bring to our class.  They also learned new things about their classmates.  We stressed the importance of inclusion, respect, and acceptance of all of our classmates.  In case you haven’t seen the pictures on the SKDS Facebook page, I’ve included a few below. 

As always, please contact me with any questions or concerns.

Mrs. Susan Pokey

  

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WELCOME TO MIDDLE SCHOOL 6TH GRADE FAMILIES!
I am very happy that you made the decision to send your child to SKDS. Thank you! The 6th graders have been working very hard at learning new routines.
In Religion class we have been completing a couple activities to get to know each other. Sixth graders are getting adjusted to their new Math book. It is a different series than what they used in the lower grades. The first two lessons are on whole number operations and writing and finding values of powers.
This year 6th graders will be studying Ancient Civilizations in Social Studies class. We did a fun two day activity where we tried to survive on our own and then as a group. Both days we needed food, water, and shelter. It was much easier to do as a group. This helped us to see the factors that contributed to the formation of the first human societies.
Upcoming Events:
Friday, September 20-Retreat
Friday, September 27-6th Graders Lead Mass, come pray with us!
As always, any questions or concerns, please contact me.
Mrs. Susan Pokey

Social Studies


 

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