6th Grade

Sixth grade at Holy Redeemer is a transition year for the students. The students are no longer in a self contained classrooms but move from classroom to classroom for each subject. Learning concepts such as organization, time management and responsibility help the students prepare for the remainder of middle school and high school. 

6th Grade Religion

  • The structure and content of the Bible and specifically the Old Testament and the preparation for the coming of Our Savior
  • Creation and man's response
  • Original sin
  • Covenant
  • Individual figures that were key in the history of the Chosen People and are our ancestors in faith 
  • The foundation of Christianity
  • The understanding of God’s invitation to each of us to follow Him and do His will


6th Grade Language Arts

  • Literature (materials covered)
    • Language and Literacy (anthology)
    • D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths (selected myths)
    • The Phantom Tollbooth
    • Number the Stars
    • Rules
    • A Single Shard
    • Variety of genres
    • Vocabulary development
    • Poetry
  • English (comprised of grammar, vocabulary, spelling, and writing)
    • Voyages in English: Writing and Grammar
      • Parts of speech
      • Types of writing
      • Personal Narrative
      • How to Article
      • Descriptive Writing
      • Persuasive Essay
      • Expository Essay
      • Business Letter
      • Research Paper
    • Vocabulary in Action

6th Grade Math
Middle School students are placed in Math classes.  Each section ranges in size from 10 - 15 students per class. Smaller classes allow for more individualized instruction. 

This program is accelerated to include 7th grade objectives. Our books and resources are fully adapted for all kinds of math learners. Classes are smaller to allow for more individualized instruction. Each 40-minute class covers a Warm-Up, Homework Check, New Lesson Concept, Lesson Practice Problems, and a jump-start into Homework. 

  • Curriculum Concepts
    ♦  Operations with Integers
    ♦  Rational Numbers
    ♦  Rates, Proportions and Percent
    ♦  Expressions & Equations
    ♦  Inequalities
    ♦  Modeling Geometric Figures
    ♦  Circumference, Area, Volume
    ♦  Random Samples & Populations
    ♦  Analyzing & Comparing Data
    ♦  Experimental Probability
    ♦  Theoretical Probability & Simulations

This Program utilizes the Saxon Math Series. The program reinforces and monitors progress on a regular basis. Each 40-minute class covers a Warm-Up, Homework Check, New Lesson Concept, Lesson Practice Problems, and a jump-start into Homework. Smaller classes allow for more individualized instruction. 

  • Curriculum Concepts
    • Daily practice
    • Continual review of concepts
    • Algebra
    • Geometry
    • Measurements
    • Data Analysis
    • Probability
    • Problem Solving


6th Grade Science

  • Scientists and Scientific Method
  • Simple Machines
  • Living Organisms
  • Plants
  • Animals
  • Ecosystem
  • The Ocean
  • Cells
  • Cell parts and processes
  • Environment Resources


6th Grade Social Studies

  • Investigating the past as geographers, historians and archeologist
  • Early Hominids
  • Ancient Egypt
  • Ancient Greece
  • Ancient Rome