6th Grade

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(6A) Ms. Diana Bricker has been an educator since 1989 and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics from St. Thomas Aquinas College in Sparkill, NY and an Associate’s Degree in Computer Programming from Rockland Community College in Suffern, NY.

(6B) Mr. Aldonny Varela holds a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and a Master’s Degree in Theology & Philosophy from Ateneo Regina Apostolorum in Rome, Italy. He has a diploma in Humanities from Salamanca, Spain. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from San Ignacio University in Miami. Mr. Varela is a seasoned religion educator and taught youth groups and led projects and retreats with missions worldwides. Thanks to his mission worldwide, he lived and learned languages, in countries such as: Italy, Mexicon, Brazil, Venezuela, and Spain allowing him to impart his passion for art, history, languages, and culture in the curriculum.

FAITH FORMATION HIGHLIGHTS

 Living Stations of the Cross Production
 Study of the Old Testament

MAJOR FOCUSES OF SIXTH GRADE

•  Composition – Developing writing skills using various forms of technology, research and self-reflection
  Reading – Comprehension through analysis, synthesis, & evaluation skills Accelerated Reading Program
  Math – Integers, equation solving, percents and proportions
  English – Grammar, Usage, Mechanics, Fluency
  Spanish – Conversation and culture
  Social Studies – World History, Economics, and Geography
  Physical Education – Team sports: soccer, volleyball, flag football, softball/ baseball,
cross country, basketball, tennis
  Art – Masters Study: Van Gogh, Da Vinci, Kandinsky, Bonheur Pet portraits, student portraits
  Music – Music history, learning notes, recorder
  Science – Weather and Climate, Forces and Energy, Cells, Classification of LIfe, Scientific Inquiry
  Enrichment Classes – Throughout the year, using alternating six-week schedules, the students are schooled and participate in English Clinic, Shakespeare/Poetry, Marvelous Mathematicians, Geography, Youth Toastmasters, Book Club, Heritage Spanish Speakers, Art Etching and Print Design.

MAJOR PROJECTS OF SIXTH GRADE

  Living Stations of the Cross
  Group Collaborated Children’s Book focused on human rights
  Author Research Project
  Collaborative Movie Posters
  IVAN CAPP Parts of Speech Project
  Shark Tank

SUBJECTS, TEXTBOOKS & CURRICULUM

  Religion – Sadlier
  Math – Glencoe MATH Course 2, Mathletics, IXL (students are grouped by ability)
  Science – Glencoe Level 1 (Frog)
  Social Studies – Discovering our Past: History of the World, McGraw Hill
  English – Pearson
  Reading – Pearson
  Technology – Microsoft
  Vocabulary & Spelling – Sadlier-Oxford
  Spanish- (twice a week) – Holt EMC Paradigm and Q-talk
  Physical Education (twice a week) – team sports
  Music – Music history

TECHNOLOGY

  Computer History, Online Security, Virus and Spyware Prevention, Touch Typing, Microsoft Word, Power Point
  iPads for all students and access to numerous educational iPad apps, use of iMovie
  Computer Lab
  SMART Boards in all classrooms
  SMART Tables
  Responders
  Accelerated Reading Program
  Google Classroom
  Mathletics.com
  Q-Talk Program (Spanish during the school day, French Club after school)

COMPETITIONS

  National Spelling Bee
  National Geography Bee
  Group Collaborated Children’s Book

FIELD TRIPS

  St. Vincent de Paul Seminary
  St. John Paul II Academy Tour and Play

SUMMER PREPARATION

 Mathletics.com
Summer Reading

2020-21 6th Grade Supplies List