Middle School

 
 
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Fifth Grade:

  • Math: Decimals, fractions, metric system, geometry as it developed in ancient cultures

  • Literature and Grammar: Spelling, sentence structure, descriptive writing, punctuation and compositions, Greek, Indian, Persian and Egyptian myths; business letter writing and report writing

  • Science: Botany, inductive method, continuation of garden and nature studies

  • Performing Arts and Music: Recorder, violin/cello and 3-part choir

  • Art: Freehand geometric drawing, painting, clay modeling and drawing

  • Spanish: Continued songs, plays, poetry, conversations, cultural activities, vocabulary, writing and reading

  • Handwork: Knitting in rounds, knitting socks, hats and mittens and woodcarving

  • History and Social Studies: Mythology and life in ancient civilizations from ancient India through ancient Greece, Greek history through Alexander the Great

  • Geography: North American geography as related to vegetation, agriculture, culture and economics

  • Technology: Computer skills and use will be part of the Main Lesson

  • Movement: Yoga, Greek Olympic games preparations


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Sixth Grade:

  • Math: Percent, beginning algebra and negative numbers, ratios, proportions, geometric drawing with instruments and proofs and business math

  • Literature and Grammar: Advanced grammar, descriptive compositions, expository writing, spelling, biographies, the Roman Empire and Medieval literature, research methods and report writing

  • Science: Mineralogy, physics (acoustics, electricity, magnetism, optics and heat), beginning astronomy, continuation of garden and nature studies

  • Performing Arts and Music: Singing in parts, recorder, violin/cello and choir

  • Art: Geometry with compass/ruler, painting, clay relief modeling ,woodcarving

  • Spanish: Reading and translation of stories

  • Handwork: Pattern making and 3-D construction

  • History and Social Studies: The Roman Empire and Medieval history

  • Geography: World geography with an emphasis on European and South American geography

  • Technology: Computer skills and use will be part of the Main Lesson

  • Movement: Yoga and team sports