SIXTH GRADE

Sixth graders begin each day in devotions led by their teacher. Students start their day reading from Scriptures, with time to pray and discuss God’s Word. Classroom devotions give students an opportunity to learn to put the love, mercy, and grace of Christ into action.

In Bible study, we will study Old Testament Bible stories, especially the first five books (the Pentateuch), then we learn about the major and minor prophets, and Israel's kings and queens. During the second half of the year, we will learn about the ministry of Jesus: how he completes our salvation and spreads the Gospel.

Reading includes novel studies, as well as short reads from a textbook from MacMillan/McGraw Hill. Sixth graders are in the final year of using Saxon Math before moving to Pearson. They continue to build on basic skills and practice. Science and social studies lessons are more comprehensive and require independent study and homework. The sixth grade science text is part of a Pearson group of texts for middle school. It is not a Christian series, but science is taught from a Christian world view.

All sixth graders have both a vocal and instrumental class each week. Sixth graders learn the basics of the guitar in their instrumental class, and music theory in their vocal class.

Physical Education is an important part of the curriculum, as active healthy students are better learners. Students have Phys. Ed. classes every day.

To learn more about our Sixth Grade Program, visit the curriculum overview page on our Sixth Grade Website.