Grade 6

Our sixth graders study the phases of the moon by keeping a detailed journal and then create different types of graphs to illustrate the connections they have made between tides, sunrise, sunset and other phenomena. We have added music to our Space unit and asked the students to count how many songs have the word moon in it! Syntu writing, a form of poetry about a concept in Science is also a fun and meaningful way to incorporate students’ talents. Sixth grade math students combine their knowledge of integers on a coordinate plane with their artistic ability and create their own unique "coordinate" drawings. Grade 6 students’ history caravan travels through the civilizations of ancient times. Highlights include creating a modern day tomb, writing Egyptian newspapers, participating in Greek Olympics, discovering history's mysteries as detectives. We film oral presentations with our FLIP cameras and visit both the American Museum of Natural History as well as the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The sixth grade's presentation of the Stations of the Cross in shadow is one of the most moving experiences of the year. Eligible students are able to participate in Math Olympiads.
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