Welcome to Mr. Morrissey's Sixth Grade webpage. Please email any questions you may have to Erik Morrissey.
What to expect in Grade 6...
Chapel is on Monday except for special holidays and weeks where there is no school on Monday.
We will have PE 3 days per week. Latin classes will be daily. We will visit the library once a week. Students will have a choice between intermediate band and art.
Our study of Religion will include: a look into the sacraments of Holy Baptism and Holy Communion; a study of whom Jesus was, His birth, death, and resurrection, as well as the teachings of Jesus as recorded in the Gospel of Matthew.
In literature we my read:
- Call of the Wild
- A Christmas Carol
- Where the Red Fern Grows
- Swiss Family Robinson
- The Red Pony
- The Incredible Journey
Teacher read-alouds may include:
- Aesop's Fables - Selected readings
- D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths
- Black Ships Before Troy by Rosemary Sutcliff
- The Wanderings of Odysseus by Rosemary Sutcliff
- Exodus by Brian Wildsmith
- Joseph by Brian Wildsmith
In English we will:
- Classify and diagram five sentence patterns
- Review and apply more rules of spelling
- Apply grammar and punctuation rules
- Edit and revise composition
- Write expository and persuasive paragraphs and essays
In Math we will: use Saxon Math 7/6 where we will study addition and subtraction of signed numbers; multiplication and division of signed numbers; powers of decimals and fractions; percents greater than 100; rates; estimating roots; prime factorization; irrational numbers; word problems.
Our study of history will include: B.C. timeline events 1-33, which is Creation through the Council of Chalcedon. This is approximately 120 years after the founding of Constantinople as the new Roman capital. Particular points of interest will be the history of Mesopotamia, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, and the Roman Empire.
In Science we will: focus on General Science. This includes instruction in biology, chemistry, and physics. Science is centered on a hands-on approach to learning. The curriculum's main objective is content memorization with a minor objective of developing higher-level thinking skills. Math, history, and Latin have been integrated into the science curriculum as well.
For memory we will memorize:
- The six chief parts of the Catechism and selected Bible verses related to our Catechetical memory; Learn By Heart.
Some exciting field trips may include:
- Four day/Three night trip to Camp Lone Star in LaGrange, Texas for Outdoor Education
Special events & projects:
- Science fair project
- History projects and essays