Sixth Grade

Michelle White

Highlights of 6th Grade:

  • Enrichment Courses
  • Science Fair
  • CYO Camp
  • Writers’ Faire
  • Spelling Bee

 

About Mrs. White

Mrs. White is a lifelong learner, always enrolling in courses or professional development to try to satisfy her love of learning.  That is the one attribute that she strives to instill in the students whom she teaches.  She considers herself a positive person with a love of travel and exercise.  When not working, Mrs. White is an active Coast Guard spouse and busy mother of four children.  She enjoys volunteering with her children’s sports teams and reading.

Mrs. White earned her B.S. in Elementary Education from the University of South Florida and has completed all course work towards an M.Ed. with a focus in School Counseling from the University of West Alabama.  She currently holds a California teaching credential and is highly qualified.  Additionally, she has a Professional Collegiate License to teach in Virginia.  Mrs. White’s prior teaching experience includes teaching in Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, Sixth grade, and some high school courses.  While employed at a Catholic school in Virginia, she served as Student Council Moderator and on the Enrollment Management Team.  She also served as the Coordinator of Religious Education at her home parish in Virginia for several years.

To email Mrs. White: stf.mwhite@saintfrancissolano.org

To access the class website page please click:mrswhitesschoolpage.com

View the 6th Grade Religion Syllabus    View the 6th Grade Social Studies Syllabus

 

Sixth Grade Language Arts

 

Focus is on reading, writing, listening and speaking.  Students read core literature books, participate in Writers Workshop, improve spelling using the Rebecca Sitton Spelling Program, and use the Grammar and Composition Handbook to work towards mastering grammar usage.

 

Math (with Mrs. Stava)

 

In 6th grade, students move to focused study with our Upper Division Math instructor, Mrs. Stava, where they continue and deepen their explorations with mathematics.  Fractions, terminating decimals, and integers are now known as rational numbers. The concept of irrational numbers is introduced. Mastering of fractions becomes key by this grade and applications of proportions, fractions, percent and geometry are all covered in greater depth. Algebra concepts such as expressions, equations and graphing are also explored.

 

Science (with Mrs. Perkins)

 

6th Graders learn about Earth Science with our Upper Division Science instructor, Mrs. Perkins.  This year, they experience their first Science Fair project, in which they research topics, develop a timeline, perform research and create a presentation that is anonymously judged in competition for an opportunity to compete in local science fairs.

 

Social Studies

 

“Students in grade six expand their understanding of history by studying the people and events that ushered in the dawn of the major Western and non-Western ancient civilizations. Geography is of special significance in the development of the human story. Continued emphasis is placed on the everyday lives, problems, and accomplishments of people, their role in developing social, economic, and political structures, as well as in establishing and spreading ideas that helped transform the world forever. Students develop higher levels of critical thinking by considering why civilizations developed where and when they did, why they became dominant, and why they declined. Students analyze the interactions among the various cultures, emphasizing their enduring contributions and the link, despite time, between the contemporary and ancient worlds”, (California Department of Education, 2011).

 

Religion

 

The focus of study in the sixth grade year is the Ten Commandments and the Mass.