Welcome to Sixth Grade!

  • Teacher: Mrs. Rzasa





    6th Grade Vocabulary
    For each vocabulary unit, we follow the same structure: 

    • Students read a passage at the beginning of each unit and come up with their own definitions based on the context of the passage as well as prior knowledge of the words.
    • Students work in pairs, comparing their own definitions. Then, they will come up with a common definition based on their discussion of the words.
    • Students will read and define the words, to understand the way they are used in sentences based on the parts of speech they are used as.
    • Students will write sentences using the words correctly.
    • Student will draw and/ or act out the words to get a better idea of how the words function.
    • Regular quizzes and Unit tests will be given.

    We are currently on Unit 9. Students should practice using their vocabulary in everyday conversations.

     
    6th Grade Religion with Father Andrzej
     
    In 6th Grade Religion with Father Andrzej, Chapter 16, we will be learning about how Judah struggled to remain faithful to God, and how prophets brought Judah hope and comfort. Father will be talking about why it is important for world leaders to make just decisions for their people and to treat neighboring countries with respect. Students will be writing a prayer for world leaders. In addition, students will continue to receive a weekly Bible Verse to memorize.
     
    5th Grade Social Studies

    In 5th Grade Social Studies, we continue to learn about United States history as well as geography.  We will also focus on current events and how what is going on all around us impacts our every day life.

    February in 5th Grade Social Studies, we will studying U.S. history from early to mid 1800's. We will learn about the Louisiana Purchase of 1803 and the resulting conflicts with France and Great Britain, such as impressment.  Among the many things we learn about are the explorations of Lewis and Clark, the War of 1812, the importance of the "Star-Spangled Banner."

    Current Events Fridays: We will focus on current events every other Friday to keep up with what is going around us today. Students are required to bring in a news article about the topic given to them.  We will discuss the topic, causes and effects, as well as bias and how that effects what we are being presented and our views of the world today.

    In February, our new current event topic will be about immigration.

     
    6th Grade Social Studies
     
    In 6th Grade Social Studies, we learn about Ancient World Cultures.
    In January, 6th Grade Social Studies, we are finishing Chapter 8, learning about Greek scientists and their contributions to mathematics, astronomy, and medicine. Next, we will be studying Ancient India, from 3000 B.C to A.D. 500, their geography, religions, culture, and the Mauryan Empire.  
     
    Current Events Fridays: We will focus on current events every other Friday to keep up with what is going around us today. Students are required to bring in a news article about the topic given to them.  We will discuss the topic, causes and effects, as well as bias and how that effects what we are being presented and our views of the world today.
     
    In February, our current event topic will be about immigration.
     
     
    7th Grade Social Studies
     
    In February and March,  7th Grade, we will be studying for our Federal and State Constitution tests for the next six weeks. Soon, students will be provided with a schedule of topics to be covered. The first topic includes the Articles of Confederation and the Bill of Rights. Also, students will learn about our Federal and Illinois Officials. There will be weekly tests on Friday to cover each topic, and practice quizzes to help students prepare for the Constitution tests.
     
    Current Events Fridays: We will focus on current events every other Friday to keep up with what is going around us today. Students are required to bring in a news article about the topic given to them.  We will discuss the topic, causes and effects, as well as bias and how that effects what we are being presented and our views of the world today.
     
    In February, our current event topic will be immigration.
     
     
    8th Grade Social Studies
     
    In 8th Grade, we discuss American History as well as events that are currently happening in our world today.
    In February, Chapter 5, 8th grade students we are studying developments in the U.S. in the mid to late 1800s. Chapter 5 covers Railroad Expansion, Inventions, Age of Big Business of oil and steel, and Industrail Workers, their working conditions, the growth of Labor Unions. We learn about many famous people, such as Andrew Carnegie, and John D. Rockefeller. Student vocabulary is enriched, with words such as philanthropist.
     
    Current Events Fridays: We will focus on current events every other Friday to keep up with what is going around us today. Students are required to bring in a news article about the topic given to them.  We will discuss the topic, causes and effects, as well as bias and how that effects what we are being presented and our views of the world today.