6th Grade

Welcome to all new 6th graders and your parents!
6th grade is an amazing year filled with new challenges, tough transitions, and so much growth! The 6th grade team is committed to helping every student make the transition to middle school as smoothly as possible, and to having a lot of fun while we do it!

Mrs. McQueeney, Math:
6th grade math is all about laying a good foundation both mentally and emotionally to help students be successful as they continue on their higher level math journey! As we work through the Colorado State Content Standards, we will also be building skills like growth mindset and self-advocacy. Students will be instructed on how to seek help, and encouraged to do so in a way that makes them feel more successful! They will learn what it means to be prepared for learning, and held to that high standard everyday. The goal is to show students that working hard and having fun do not have to be mutually exclusive, and that everyone is capable of participating in math at a high level!

Mr. Jacob McCarley

Ms. Paz, Science:
Welcome 6th graders! I love Manitou and I absolutely love Science! Sixth graders in my class will study Earth Science, but we learn well beyond the Earth into the universe. The year starts off with students learning what Science is and how to think like a scientist. Throughout the year we will create models and explore labs that help us understand the attributes of our nearest star and our solar system. We will dive into the rich history of our planet from origins to current events. I aspire to teach kids to learn by inquiry, modeling, and creative problem solving through hands-on projects and labs. Students will develop a solution-based mindset as well as a conscience about how they treat each other and our planet. I hope to spark a fire of curiosity that will transform them into resourceful, inquisitive, critical thinkers of the future.

Mr. Matt, Social Studies: Hello and welcome to middle school 6th grade parents and students! I am excited and grateful to be working with your children to develop students who are critical thinkers, hard workers, and kind humans.

In our 6th grade Social Studies class, we will cover the core areas of study that make up the subject of Social Studies: geography, economics, civics, and history. We will begin our study trying to better understand the geography of the Western Hemisphere. That understanding of geography will serve as a foundation to study the human civilizations, both large and small, who first called this part of the world home and how their history is part of our modern story.


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