Ms. Fisher ~ 6th Grade

6th grade curriculum

Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts - Portland State University Master of Education - Portland State University
Ms. Megan Fisher
6th Grade Homeroom Teacher
503 357 6990 x232
Visitation Catholic School
4189 NW Visitation Road
Forest Grove, OR, 97116
My faith is present in all that I do. Just as our Catholic identity is not left behind after Mass, my students' faith is not set aside after finishing a religion assignment. For example, when learning about the Civil Rights Act, or the Bill of Rights, we not only discuss the legal aspects of these topics, but also how the Bible addresses these ideas as well. It is in the best interest of every learner that his/her teacher integrates what is being learned across all classroom subjects, and this includes our religious faith.—Ms. Jenkins
  • Study of the Old Testament, liturgy, prayers, and service
  • Learn about Abraham and Sarah, Isaac, Jacob, Noah, Joseph, and the Covenant with God
  • Discuss how God frees the Hebrews from slavery
  • Study how the Israelites turn away from God and are forced to leave their homeland
  • Discuss how Jesus is the fulfillment of God’s promise of a Messiah
  • Relate the Old Testament stories to our lives
  • Writing:
    • Continued practice of the 5 paragraph essay
    • Strengthening the topic sentence with supportive details
    • Introduction to how to write a persuasive letter
  • Spelling:
    • Practice grade level words, vocabulary, and decoding skills
  • Grammar:
    • Distinguish between the different parts of speech and usage
    • In depth analysis of prepositions, conjunctions and interjections to support strong sentence structure
  • Reading:
    • Concentration in the 5 critical areas of phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and text comprehension
    • Read from a variety of fiction and non-fiction sources
  • Order, model and compare positive rational numbers
  • Add, subtract, multiply, and divide percents, decimals, mixed numbers, and fractions with like and unlike denominators
  • Represent and evaluate algebraic expressions involving two variables
  • Model and solve problems using representations such as graphs, tables, and equations
  • Determine and use formulas for finding perimeter and area of rectangles, triangles, circles and other polygons
  • Convert from one unit of measurement to another unit within the same system
  • Use the scientific method to explore, experiment, and inquire about the natural world
  • Investigate plant growth, animal adaptations, and climate
  • Investigate matter, atoms, light, sound, and electricity
  • Discover changes in the Earth’s crust and resources, and explore space
  • Steps to Respect: an anti bullying program
  • A focus on healthy choices such as good nutrition, exercise, and avoiding drugs, alcohol, and tobacco
  • Study of control systems of the body as well as growth and development
  • Distinguish between the 5 themes of geography
  • Distinguish between different landforms and causes for natural disasters
  • Describe different bodies of water, climates, and vegetations throughout the world
  • Examine between different cultures and ethnic groups throughout the world
  • Describe physical features, climates, and economic activities of the United States
  • Taught in art class as well as integrated throughout all subject areas
  • Development of art principles such as line, color, texture, form etc. through the use of different medium (watercolor, paint, collage, mosaics, sketches, and sculpture)

* Fifth and Sixth grade is a blended classroom with a rotating curriculum in Religion, Social Studies, Science, and Health. The course work provided ensures that every student experiences age-appropriate and sequential instruction across the curriculum. Please speak with your classroom teacher to identify the current year’s curriculum topics.