Sixth Grade

Art


While in our classrooms, your student will be learning about these topics and developing the ability to:

  • Develop an understanding of aesthetics and art criticism
  • Review and use the elements of art and the principles of design to produce works of art and demonstrates an understanding of composition
  • Experiences techniques in a variety of art media: drawing, painting, printmaking, mixed media, and sculpture
  • Solve visual problems
  • Communicate artistic intent
  • View art of different times and cultures
  • Create a portfolio to record their critiques of art works and to develop, revise, and evaluate their works
  • Be involved in creative endeavors which support the Minnesota Academic Standards in the Arts

English Language Arts


While in our classrooms, your student will be learning about these topics and developing the ability to:

  • Support ideas and arguments using evidence from multiple credible sources
  • Use technology tools to communicate effectively with others
  • Write complete, effective sentences.paragraphs, and essays for a variety of purposes
  • Analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone
  • Read a variety of genres (including types of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry)and identify the components that make each unique
  • Analyze literary elements and their contributions to the text
  • Prove central theme and main idea by providing support details from text

Energy and the Environment


While in our classrooms, your student will be learning about these topics and developing the ability to:

  • think big and toward the future as they explore sustainable solutions to our energy needs and investigate the impact of energy in our lives and in the world.

21st Century


While in our classrooms, your student will be learning about these topics and developing the ability to:

  • Demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations
  • Understand and uses technology systems
  • Transfer current knowledge to learning of new technologies
  • Advocate and practice safe, legal, and responsible use of information and technology
  • Exhibits a positive attitude toward using technology that supports collaboration, learning, and productivity
  • Promote and model digital etiquette and responsible interactions related to the use of technology and information
  • Use digital media and environment to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contributes to the learning of others
  • Communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats
  • Creates original works as a means of personal or group expression
  • Interact, collaborate, and publish with peers employing a variety of media and formats
  • Select and use applications effectively and productively
  • Demonstrate creative thinking, constructs knowledge, and develops innovative products and processes using technology
  • Explore career opportunities

Physical Ed.


While in our classrooms, your student will be learning about these topics and developing the ability to:

  • Follow safety procedures and rules during physical education
  • Understand and appreciate various abilities by showing respect for self and others as a spectator and/or participant
  • Recognize and value contributions of sound physical conditioning to performance and enjoyment of team sports and group activities
  • Experience activities that help maintain physical fitness in the health related areas including: cardiovascular endurance, strength, muscular endurance, flexibility
  • Perform basic swimming and survival skills in the pool
  • Participate in the following sports including: tennis, track, softball, aerobics, social dance, soccer, basketball, Ultimate Frisbee, speed-a-way, football, team handball, volleyball
  • Complete a fitness log tracking physical activity done outside of class

Math


While in our classrooms, your student will be learning about these topics and developing the ability to comprehend:

  • Surface area and volume
  • Multiplying and dividing fractions
  • Ratios and rates
  • Fractions, decimals, and percents
  • Angles
  • Order of operations
  • Probability
  • Number Sense
  • Math Facts

Music


While in our classrooms, your student will be learning about these topics and developing the ability to:

  • Develop correct vocal and instrumental techniques
  • Understand melodic and harmonic singing
  • Know the elements of music
  • Use an instrument to experience performance, composition, and improvisation
  • Demonstrate proper concert etiquette
  • Demonstrate proper performance skills
  • Experience performance through band, orchestra, or chorus

Science


While in our classrooms, your student will be learning about these topics and developing the ability to:

  • Use past failures to revise and improve design and experimentation
  • Analyze data to accurately explain their findings in an experiment and show supporting evidence
  • Use the appropriate tool and measurements so they can accurately describe, represent, and analyze phenomena in the physical world
  • Create and interpret multiple types of graphs when provided an experimental process
  • Create a model representation to explain processes

Social Studies


While in our classrooms, your student will be learning about these topics and developing the ability to:

  • Interpret and use key features of a map
  • Compare and contrast different points of view
  • Analyze the cause and effect of a conflict
  • Demonstrate effective collaboration skills
  • Summarize main idea through clear and coherent writing on a topic
  • Use text features to support comprehension of informational text
  • Summarize the main idea of a topic