OVERVIEW – SIXTH GRADE
Teacher/Student Ratio 24 to 1
School Day 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Morning Recess . . . . . . . . . 20 minutes
Lunch/Recess . . . . . . . . . . .55 minutes
Modified Middle School Rotation Schedule
Core subjects, Computer Lab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Classroom teacher
Music, P.E, Art, Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Enrichment teachers
Ø Bible: Emphasis is on giving students not only an intellectual knowledge of the major doctrines of the Bible, but to reinforce these truths making faith their own and knowing what and why they believe, and apply it. Students will also learn Christian character traits and memorize Bible passages.
Ø Chapel: Emphasis is on students’ involvement in a weekly worship environment with exposure to Biblical principles and application of those principles to daily life.
Ø Reading: Emphasis is on engaging students with a variety of character-building stories as well as classical literature selections from which biblical principles are drawn. An emphasis on literary elements, higher-level thinking skills, and vocabulary enrichment as a bridge to the traditional literature classes that begin in junior high.
Ø Language Arts/Writing: Emphasis is on proper use of punctuation, capitalization, and diagraming sentences with the eight parts of speech through written and verbal composition. Students will write expository and narrative paragraphs, writing and editing five paragraph essays with clear main ideas, details, and conclusions. Students will write from prompts and organize their ideas using a web.
Ø Mathematics: Emphasis is on basic mathematical functions, notation, numeration, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers, decimals, and fractions; finding circumference; area of geometric shapes; using a protractor and compass to bisect angles; reading and assimilating information from various graphs, solving equations; converting temperatures; working with time zones; and integers.
Ø Social Studies: Emphasis is on the lands, people, and cultures of ancient civilizations. Students will learn about the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Israel, China, Greece, Africa, the Mayas, the Roman world, and the Middle ages. Then and Now maps vividly show the contrast of these ancient civilizations with the modern world.
Ø Science: Emphasis is on examining God's handiwork, including the sun, moon stars, planets, asteroids, comets, and meteors. Students will see the perfection of God's design in a study of the earth, including the atmosphere, the lithosphere, and the hydrosphere. the universe as the direct creation of God and refutes the theory of evolution.
Ø Physical Education: Emphasis is on building fitness health, developing team sports tactics and strategies, exploring dance and creative movement, increasing fitness and sport intellect, and cultivating sportsmanship and fitness decisions.
Ø Music: Emphasis is on exploring music through regular use of rhythm instruments, singing various songs with solfege, movement and participation in an annual musical, note reading, and exploring history of music.
Ø Computer: Emphasis is on intermediate skills in word processing, introduction to spreadsheets, graphs, and table, and review of touch typing skills. Students will produce a multimedia project.
Ø Library: Emphasis is on review of library and information skills for classroom research assignments.
Ø Art: Emphasis is on providing opportunities for creativity and self-expression while incorporating the activities to compliment various curricular subjects. Students participate in the Meet the Masters art program, learning about different artists, styles and techniques.
Classroom Missions Project
Christmas Musical Concert
Nature Study Camp
Bible: BJU Press
Reading: BJU Press, Core Literature Novels
Social Studies: BJU Press
Science: Middle School Earth Science BJU Press
Physical Education: Physical Education 6-8, by Zuidema, CSI
Computer: Mavis Beacon, Power Point, Microsoft, Internet