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6th Grade

Welcome to 6th Grade at Noah Webster Schools!

6th grade year at Noah Webster Schools is a mentally stimulating and thrilling time for students. As they prepare for the transition into junior high, Noah Webster provides a departmentalized learning model.  Each 6th grade teacher teaches a core subject while the students rotate through the classrooms for each of the core academic subjects similar to a junior high/middle school.  As they enter their final year at Noah Webster Schools, they’ll find that they are now the wise 6th graders that younger students look up to.

Every year our 6th graders enjoy some time spent outside of the classroom as they go on field trips to continue the learning in a new and exciting location. All field trips will align with the curriculum and complement a specific subject, topic or course the students are learning at that time. While field trips often vary from year to year, some past 6th grade field trips have included trips to Renaissance Festival and even an overnight Science Camp trip!

6th Grade Curriculum

When it comes to 6th grade math, we mean serious business. Students will develop a stronger number sense that goes beyond memorization, as well as gain procedural understanding. Critical skills will be improved as students utilize real world applications by studying the following and much more:

  • Real world problems with ratio and ratios using diagrams
  • Writing algebraic expressions to describe real life situations
  • Describe quantities in real-world situations using positive & negative numbers
  • Create & solve algebraic equations or inequalities from a word problem & justify answer
  • Data collection to answer statistical questions, describing & summarizing its distribution
  • Calculate surface area of a 3D solid by creating a net
  • Use theoretical probability to predict, compare, & replicate experimental outcomes

In 6th grade language arts, students will work towards growing an even better understanding of the English language by continuing to work on their reading, writing, grammar, spelling, and vocabulary skills. Our ability to customize the curriculum will continue to challenge your child to ensure they are learning at their own pace and to the best of their ability.

Reading

While the specific works of literature may vary by teacher and by year, you can be sure that your child will be challenged with a variety of different literary material. Students will learn how to use reading strategies to comprehend text and narratives through literature books and other selective stories. Students will be taught and asked to identify:

  • Components of functional text
  • Common structural elements in literature from a variety of cultures
  • The theme in prose, poetry, and drama
  • Facts and details that support the author’s argument
  • Organizational structures of expository text
  • Characteristics and structural elements of poetry

Students will be able to describe the plot, components, author’s point of view, and motivations of major and minor characters in a story. Students will also be asked to use text evidence to draw conclusions, analyze how individuals, events, or ideas are introduced, illustrated and elaborated in a text and determine the meaning of figurative language in prose and poetry. After 6th grade, your child will be able to compare two texts in different forms and discuss the similar themes and topics between the two.

Writing

In 6th grade writing, students will be asked to write informative, persuasive and research essays, business letters, and persuasive letters. Students will complete literary responses in which they must write a summary of the book they read, along with reflections on connections, themes and personal experiences that relate to the book. Throughout these writings, effective and natural dialogue with proper use of quotation marks will be taught and expected of students. Teachers will instruct students to write narrative and imaginative pieces including:

  • Setting
  • Plot
  • Sensory details
  • Effective sentences
  • Logical sequencing
  • Response to text

During their 6th grade year, students will learn how to write poetry that uses several poetic elements including figurative language, rhythm, rhyme and stanzas. Our 6th graders will also learn to organize writing for an oral presentation, manuscript, and/or multimedia presentation!

The 6th grade social studies curriculum will cover World history, Ancient World history, the Roman Empire and Beyond the Renaissance. During this school year, students will practice note-taking, perform weekly tests and complete a robust research paper on a specific country

Your child will improve upon previously learned information to advance their skills with maps, diagrams and charts. Students will work with the scientific method, learn animal and plant biology, geology, chemistry and environmental science which includes Earth and outer space. Each year, students will participate in a science fair in which they will complete an experiment or invent something, following specific guidelines that relate to what they have learned in science class.

Physical Education

All students participate in physical education classes at least once a week. Classes focus on competency of motor skills and performance of physical activities in order to achieve and maintain health-enhancing levels of fitness. Positive social interaction is embedded into instruction while promoting the value of physical activity.

Music

All students participate in music classes at least once a week. Students create meaning and expression through the use of listening, performing and improvisational skills. Students are introduced to the elements and theory of music and musical instruments. Studentsalso have the opportunity to participate in the free band and orchestra program.

Library

Students will have scheduled library visits.  In addition, Noah Webster offers an online cataloging system. Destiny Quest allows students to browse Noah Webster Schools Library’s entire collection and place a hold on their final selection. The book will then be delivered to the student’s classroom within 3-4 business days. Reference materials are also available.

Art

Noah Webster Schools has implemented Art Masterpiece to introduce artists and styles from diverse cultures and time periods. Students are taught to use classic and modern techniques in order to create artwork to communicate ideas, meanings, and/or purposes.

6th Grade Supply List

Dear Parents,

Welcome back! The sixth-grade teaching team would like to welcome you to sixth grade. We look forward to meeting you virtually at Open House on Saturday, August 15, 2020.  More information about Open House will be coming soon.

We are doing things a little differently from previous years to ensure the health and safety of all students and staff. First, we are no longer having shared classroom supplies. Each child will have his or her own materials and supplies. Secondly, we are attempting to maximize space in the classroom, therefore we are sending out a minimal list of supplies your child will need. Teachers may request some additional supplies throughout the year as the need arises.

Please, remember to label all of your student’s belongings (jacket, water bottle, backpack, and lunch box) in addition to their supplies, with first and last name.  This will help locate them should items become lost.

If your child will not be attending Noah Webster Schools, please contact the front office at 480.291.6900 (Pima) or 480.986.2335 (Mesa).

2020-2021 SUPPLY LIST

  • Backpack
  • 1 pouch or pencil box (filled and replenished weekly, by student)
  • Pens (blue/black)
  • Pen (red)
  • Pencils -#2 wooden pencils or mechanical pencils
  • Erasers
  • Colored pencils
  • Thin-tipped markers
  • Highlighters
  • Scissors
  • 6 composition notebooks
  • 4 plastic bendable, 2-pocket poly folders with a 3-hole punch
  • 1 pair of earbuds/headphones for laptops/tablets
  • 1 package of glue sticks or a bottle of glue
  • 1 package of dry erase markers

Parents will be responsible for sending their child to school each day with:

  • 2 clean face coverings
  • A full refillable water bottle.

**OPTIONAL** – 1 travel size bottle of hand sanitizer for personal use to be kept in backpack

Sincerely,

6th Grade Teaching Team
Noah Webster Schools

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Testimonials

I just wanted to take a moment to say how much we appreciate Noah Webster School. Our daughter is in Miss Tice’s Kindergarten class and talk about one amazing teacher! I never could have expected to have such a warm, energetic and compassionate teacher for our daughter. She puts so much energy and time into each day of learning, and my daughter literally cries if she is sick and cannot go to school. We look forward to our school adventure with Noah Webster. You all are a blessing to our family.
Rebecca E.
An excerpt from a 6th grade alumni to his 6th grade teacher: “I just wanted to thank you for pushing me and my classmates as hard as you did. I recently took a math test to determine whether or not I should be placed in an advanced seventh grade class. Just yesterday, the results were received, my work was dubbed exceptional and they wish to place me in a freshman algebra class in high school! Of course I wasn’t the only one to do so, but one of the few. Thank you so much for everything, you will never be forgotten.”
Brady W.
On the first day of school, while I was walking down the hall, I was kind of nervous because it was a new school. But when I walked in the classroom, I recognized some people I already knew, and that made me feel a bit better. I have learned so many things this year, such as integers, Ancient Greece, and oxymorons. I have also learned things that will help me be a better person. I learned that respect is one of the most important qualities to have in life. My teacher is wonderful. She has empathy (most of the time) for us. She knows what it’s like to be in different kinds of situations, she knows how to cheer someone up, or make them feel regretful (when we misbehave). She understands our problems and gives us advice on how to solve them, whether it’s from personal problems to math or reading problems. We went on a lot of field trips this year. My favorite one was the Water Day field trip at the Mesa Campus! We got to go on different water slides. I had so much fun sliding down the 40 foot tall Rhino slide and high-fiving everyone when I reached the bottom! Everyday has been a different day, which I enjoy. I will always remember my experience in 6th grade here at Noah Webster Schools.
Annika T.
I’ve made so many memories this year and I will always remember them. The best memory I have is just coming to Noah Webster Schools; knowing that I really enjoy going to school and not complaining about it in the morning. We had a lot of field trips and they were all amazing! This is the best school I’ve ever been too! I’ve learned so much more than at any other school. The students here are all friends; there isn’t anyone who doesn’t feel welcomed. Everyone is nice to each other and treats each other the same. No one is different. The teachers are amazing and I just have to say “Thank You” to my teacher as she’s helped me out a lot and I know she will keep doing so. This year was amazing and I will never forget it!
Chloe J.
I am very impressed with my daughter’s improvement with all her academics and challenges of different schoolwork. I’ve seen an enormous difference in her and it has inspired her to love school. Thank you!
Grace M.
Our son was in Kindergarten this year and he loved it and loved the teacher & assistant teacher. He learned so much through the school year. I am very pleased to have started him at this school. To end this great school year with such a fun water day he so much enjoyed and talked about the whole day.
Catherine N.
Thank you to the staff at Noah Webster for making my child feel so comfortable. Starting school mid-year is never easy but he has really come out of his shell this year.
Brandon C.
Our daughter absolutely loves that she gets to use a laptop in class. We’re amazed at how quickly she is learning.
Shelly C.
My son attends Noah Webster and loves school. He’s always so excited when he gets home and ready to share what he’s learned each day.
Sara M.