6th Grade

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(6A) Mr. Jose Parra and Ms. Peñaherrera: 

Mr. Parra  has been an educator since 2003 and holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the National University of Colombia and attended Florida Atlantic University to obtain his Florida Professional Certification in Mathematics.

Ms. Peñaherrera has been an educator since 1998 and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law from Catholic University in Quito, Ecuador  and a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Universidad Indoamericana in Quito, Ecuador.

 

(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, Mexico, 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.
•  Religion 
  ReadingComprehension through analysis, synthesis, & evaluation skills Accelerated Reading Program.
  MathIntegers, percents and proportions, powers and roots, equation solving, statistics and probability, geometry.
  English – Grammar, Usage, Mechanics, Fluency.
  SpanishReading, Writing, Speaking, Listening and Culture.
  Social Studies – World History, Economics, and Geography.
  Physical EducationTeam sports: soccer, volleyball, flag football, softball/ baseball, cross country, basketball, tennis
  Art – Masters Study: Van Gogh, Da Vinci, Kandinsky, Bonheur Pet portraits, student portraits.
  Science – Weather and Climate, Forces and Energy, Cells, Classification of LIfe, Scientific Inquiry
  Study HallIndependent study

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
  STREAM Cross Curricular projects

SUBJECTS, TEXTBOOKS & CURRICULUM

  Religion – Sophia Institute
  Math – Glencoe MATH Course 2, 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 – McGraw Hill ELA StudySync
  Technology – Microsoft
  Vocabulary & Spelling – Sadlier-Oxford
  Spanish & Heritage Spanish – (twice a week) – Realidades 1 and Savvas Realize online activities. IXL
  Physical Education (twice a week) – team sports

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
  BenQ Boards in all classrooms
  Accelerated Reading Program
  Google Classroom
  IXL.com
  Star Math
  Star Reading

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

IXL.com Summer Math Program
Summer Reading