The 6th grade curriculum at St. Charles includes both academic and religious study, including: English/language arts, math, science, social studies, and religion.

Our 6th grade teachers are Michael Hartnett (Social Studies), Mark Kenney (Religion), Mary Hopper (English/Language Arts), Beth Pearson (Science), and Susan Warner (Math).

6th Grade Academic Study

English/Language Arts

English/Language Arts

  • Reading Strategies
  • Vocabulary
  • Comprehension Strategies, including Graphic Organizers
  • Genre
  • Prediction and Inference
  • Monitor and Clarify
  • Evaluate and Summarize
  • Fact and Opinion
  • Sentence Structure and Types
  • Mechanics (Parts of Speech, Capitalization, Punctuation)
  • Quotations and Dialogue
  • Writing a Good Paragraph, Story, Paper
  • Oral Presentations
  • Long-Term Writing Project (Autobiography)
  • Journaling and Shorter Writing Assignments
  • Novels: Wonder (R.J. Palacio), Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry (Mildred Taylor)
  • Stories and Articles within the Holocaust Unit
Math

Math

  • Plot Rational Numbers on a Number Line and Ordered Pairs on a Coordinate Plane
  • Understand Ratios and Percentages
  • Determine Equivalences among Fractions, Decimals, and Percentages
  • Greatest Common Factors (GCM) and Least Common Multiples (LCM)
  • Multiply and Divide Decimals, Fractions, and Mixed Numbers
  • Order of Operations (PEMDAS)
  • Prime Factorization
  • Use Patterns, Tables, Graphs, and Rules to Solve Problems
  • Use Associative, Commutative, and Distributive Properties to Evaluate Expressions
  • Interpret Equations and Inequalities Involving Variables and Positive Rational Numbers
  • Calculate Perimeter, Area, Surface Area, and Volume of 2D And 3D Figures
  • Angle Relationships in Geometric Figures
  • Convert Units of Measurement
  • Represent Probabilities Using Fractions, Decimals, and Percentages
Social Studies

Social Studies

  • Examines the Catholic Vision of World History
  • Prehistoric Man
  • Ancient Sumer, Egypt, and Israel
  • Classical Greece and Rome
  • Byzantine Empire and Islamic Empires
  • Europe from the Middle Ages through the Enlightenment
  • History of China, Japan, and Russia
  • Use of Primary and Secondary Sources
Science

Earth and Space Science, including:

  • Basic Chemistry for Earth Science
  • Mapping the Earth
  • Rocks and Minerals
  • Crustal Movement
  • Weathering
  • Fossils
  • Meteorology
  • Astronomy

STEM topics (integrated through four years of middle school):

  • Design, build, and program Lego Robots
  • Engineering Design Cycle
  • Uses of Robotics
  • Natural Disasters and Disaster Recovery Cycle
  • Rube-Goldberg Machines
  • Various Engineering-Based Projects

Science skills (integrated through four years of middle school):

  • Scientific Method
  • Lab Measurement, Tools, Safety, and Reports
  • Precision and Accuracy
  • Inference and Observation
  • Dimensional Analysis
  • Nature of Science
  • Graphing
  • Density
6th Grade Religious Study

6th Grade Religious Study

  • Old Testament Studies
  • “God’s Merciful Love,” Incorporating God’s Message of Merciful Love to the Israelites into Our Daily Lives
6th Grade Computer Lab

6th Grade Computer Lab

  • Taught by Tony Carpenter
  • Typing Skills, including Numbers
  • Microsoft Office
  • Webpages
  • Web Browsers
  • Search Engines
  • Internet Safety

St. Charles school is supported by St. Charles Borromeo Parish in St. Anthony Village, MN.  At St. Charles we provide a solid foundation of Faith & Knowledge for Life.  To schedule a tour, request more information, or enroll a student, please contact us by email stchbschool@gmail.com or phone (612) 781-2643Spanish option: Si prefiere una respuesta de alguien que habla espanol, por favor indiquelo en su mensaje.