6th Grade

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Religion

  • A recognition that all is created out of God’s love and is dependent upon God
  • A recognition that we are God’s chosen for whom God sent Jesus
  • A continued understanding of the importance of the sacraments with an emphasis on the centrality of the Eucharist
  • An understanding of divine revelation and divine inspiration
  • A deeper appreciation for prayer as the primary way we come to know God and share in community
  • An increased ability to read, understand and apply Scripture to life
  • An examination of the experience of God’s people as recorded in the Old Testament
  • An understanding that Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of God’s promise to our ancestors in faith
  • A continued recognition of the Blessed Trinity as the center of Catholic Christian life
  • A basic understanding of Church and an ability to recognize the roots of Church in the Old Testament
  • A continued development of moral conscience informed by Scripture and Church tradition
  • An ability to integrate and understand that service to the community is a Christian response to Gospel call

Social Studies

  • Identify and apply the five themes of geography
  • Analyze the developments that led to the rise of early civilizations
  • Map Asia, Europe and Africa
  • Describe the geography and cultures of major civilizations
  • Investigate major developments that led to the renaissance

 

Science

  • Light and Vision
  • Sound and Hearing
  • Classification of Living Organisms
  • Viruses and Simple Organisms
  • Animal Life
  • Plant Life
  • Ecology
  • Motion
  • Earthquakes and Volcanoes
  • Laboratory experiences include the “Diversity of Life” FOSS kit.

Math

  • Number sense and operations
  • Fractions, concepts and operations
  • Geometry and spatial reasoning
  • Statistics, graphing and probability
  • Algebra, equations and relationships
  • Proportional reasoning
  • Measurement, one, two and three dimensions
  • Patterns

Literature

  • Recognize author’s purpose
  • Distinguish between fact and opinion
  • Make predictions
  • Read poems according to punctuation
  • Determine cause and effect
  • Understand elements of a drama

Language Arts

  • Students will review the basic parts of speech
  • Students will exhibit progression toward mastery in identification and correct use of all parts of speech
  • Students will develop the ability to clearly express thought and ideas through the written language
  • Students will develop basic skills in proofreading their own work and the work of their peers
  • Students will understand the basics of writing a research paper including all parts and presentation of information Students will continue to expand their written and oral vocabularies through various exercises, weekly quizzes and oral presentations.

Art

  • Materials and Techniques:
    Reinforce the above, adding linoleum/mono printing, assemblage, linear perspective, sewing, color theory: primary, secondary, intermediate, complementary, mono chromatic, warm & cool colors. They will cover the principals of design, & produce graphic symbols
  • Subjects:
    Landscapes, famous visual/musical artists, logos, independent projects, their environment

Computer

  • Computer Literacy
  • Using Software Applications: cutcopy, paste, spell checker, page setup, print preview, printing options, page orientation, add and remove toolbars, shortcut keys, page numbering, page breaks, graphics, alignment, margins, headers and footers, text boxes, help
  • Microsoft Office Word: tab sets, tables, outlining, hanging indents footnotes/endnotes (covered in LA classes)
  • Microsoft Office Excel: Spreadsheets, charts/graphs, formulas and functions, filter, sort
  • Microsoft Office Publisher: Brochures
  • Microsoft Office PowerPoint: Sound, notes pages, printing, backgrounds, slide master, text, graphics, transitions, animations, media clips, internet images
  • Image Editing: Adobe PhotoShop
  • Ethical Use of Technology (Covered in Library Classes)
  • Using Technology for Research (Covered in Library Classes)
  • Instructional Software Use:  (Ex. Carmen World)
  • Internet Use
  • Keyboarding

Library

  • Review and reinforce skills previously taught
  • Use the RILINK (Rhode Island Library Information Network for Kids) catalog
  • Locate information using various reference sources both print and non-print
  • Review how to evaluate websites
  • Review study skills and searching skills

Music

  • Read music in treble and bass clefs
  • Use standard notation to compose original compositions in two part harmony
  • Use electronic media when composing and arranging
  • Understand relationship between music and other arts (theater) and experience them

Band & Chorus

  • Basic Skills:
    • Identify basic parts of the instrument.
    • Demonstrate the proper care of the instrument
    • Use proper playing posture: total body, arm, hand, wrist, and finger positions
  • Tone Production:
    • Produce sounds demonstrating characteristic tone quality
    • Use proper breathing technique, play with good embouchure
    • Define and interpret through performance dynamics
  • Pitch:
    • Identify and define flat, sharp and natural signs
    • Use alternate fingerings where applicable
  • Tuning and Intonation:
    • Identify and utilize tuning mechanisms of the instrument
    • Demonstrate ability to tune a given pitch
    • Improve intonation by making appropriate adjustments in embouchure posture and breath support
  • Musical Concepts:
    • Count and perform rhythmic patterns combining various notes and rests
    • Count and perform musical selections in a wide variety of time signatures
    • Name and interpret through performance the lines and spaces on the staff in the clef pertaining to the instrument
    • Name and interpret through performance accidentals, phrasing, breath marks
    • Name and interpret through performance repeat signs, solo/soli/tutti divisi/unison, accent, staccato, first and second ending, DaCapo al Fine
    • Name and interpret through performance variations in dynamics Name and interpret variations in tempo

Physical Fitness

  • To be able to perform the physical skills with some degree of proficiency.
  • To be able to verbalize what exercise is and why it is needed.
  • To describe what cardiovascular exercise is and and relate it to everyday activities
  • Students will be able to play a team game displaying the following skills with proficiency:
    • Running
    • Throwing
    • Dribbling
    • Passing
    • Guarding
    • goal keeping
    • To demonstrate teamwork and fair play during a game.
    • To play the game effectively

Spanish

  • All students learn how to pray Hail Mary and Our Father in Spanish. They also sing Spanish children’s songs.
  • Learn Past tense of Ar verbs in the forms
  • Learn Past tense of irregular verbs
  • Communicate activities they have performed in reference to actions in the past
  • Occasionally refer to the present tense
  • Present Progressive, Idiomatic Expressions
  • Read short stories and poetry