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La Jolla, California

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Welcome to Sixth Grade

san diego sixth grade

Mrs. Chaney Lead Teacher

Extension 112
Room 13
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Ms. Adams Math

Extension 126
Room 13
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About Grade 6: Children in Grade 6 at Gillispie receive a middle-school education in a nurturing, small-by-choice elementary school setting. Teachers make a point of providing purposeful work that children thrive on at this age, such as developing critical thinking skills and analysis of literature, including Socratic seminars, bringing history alive, and developing an authentic joy of writing in a comprehensive writing workshop. Sixth graders study ancient civilizations and learn about Africa past and present. Special field trips include the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, a beginning-of-the-year team-building overnight, rock climbing, and swimming; the year culminates in a spring retreat to sixth grade camp to develop a sense of independence as they approach graduation. Pre-algebra, geometry, and data studies are the focus of mathematics.

Key programs and texts: Prentice Hall literature anthology, various core novels, TCI’s History Alive!: Ancient World; Learning Headquarters writing; Columbia University’s writing workshop model, Glencoe mathematics and Math in Focus (Singapore Math)

“Teachers make a point of providing purposeful work that children thrive on at this age, such as developing critical thinking skills and analysis of literature, including Socratic seminars, bringing history alive, and developing an authentic joy of writing in a comprehensive writing workshop.”

Gillispie learners are working to make connections between subjects each and every day. Teachers design interdisciplinary projects that engage students in a wide variety of relevant content and build essential skills. Every six days our Grade 6 students will learn and explore a wide variety of topics in; Math; Reading; Writing; Science and sustainability; Social studies; PE; Spanish; Art; Music; Technology; and Library.

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