Welcome to 6th Grade!
Arabic
    During Arabic class, students will study a total of 20 lessons in their textbook throughout the year. The students will work on the workbook exercises that follow each lesson. They will practice through games, videos, competitions, handwriting , and outside reading. By the end of the year, students should have full knowledge of the following: reading and writing paragraphs, writing summaries, types of sentences, masculine and feminine, the types of plural, attached and separate pronouns, prepositions, demonstrative tools, relative pronouns, interrogative tools, adverbs describing time and place, the object, antonyms and synonyms, and numbers, numerically and in word form.

Islamic Studies
    In Islamic Studies, students continue to learn the Muslim acts of worship, the Pillars of Faith, the biography of the Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him), and Islamic manners. This curriculum helps build an environment to discipline, educate, and inspire students to live Islam through the teachings of Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him).

Language Arts
    Middle school is a time for self-discoveries and transitions for incoming 6th graders. Students are able to improve their reading, writing, speaking and listening skills through the development of various workshops. In the reading workshops, students analyze various kinds of genres which help broaden their scope of reading. Besides in-class literary works, students are required to read novels independently that reinforce the themes of the six units in their literature books. Their comprehension of these novels is tested through different forms of book reports. Writing workshops are geared toward enhancing and organizing their thoughts through different styles of writing. Students are taught how to perform publicly, for their peers, through various Speaking and Listening Workshops. In order to develop interpersonal skills, students learn to cooperate with their peers in group projects as well as collaborate with the Kindergarten students. At the end of the year, students are able to use their knowledge to identify literary elements and evaluate pieces of work as well as compose interesting and coherent compositions.

Social Studies
    In 6th grade Social Studies, students are introduced to World History. They begin learning about the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia and reach the Age of Exploration by the end of the school year. Along the way, topics covered include the Empires of Antiquity, the Dark Ages, Medieval Times, and the Renaissance. As the year progresses, students will be assigned various independent research projects to enhance their understanding of the material presented. Field trips will be supplementary to the classroom experience. The overall goal is for students to excel in social studies by attaining an accurate and balanced view of World History.

Science
    Students will cover a variety of topics during their middle school science career. They will take part in lab exercises, projects, and a host of other activities to get a hands-on experience and to better understand concepts taught. The following are few topics covered by 6th Grade:
  • Scientific Inquiry
  • Structures, Processes, and Responses of Plants
  • Animal Kingdom
  • Earth’s Atmosphere and Weather
  • Conservation of Energy
    Conclusively, this is a packed academic year filled with extracurricular activities which include field trips to various locations that align with class lessons to broaden students’ horizons. Expectations for student and classroom learning is to achieve excellence in Science and to encourage students to understand how the world around them works.

Math
    In middle school mathematics, the goal is to reinforce and develop the math concepts learned in previous years. Daily lessons are planned with various instructional methods to help strengthen student comprehension of higher concepts and build critical thinking. Each lesson integrates different resources and materials to support student learning. This year students not only have the opportunity to access their eBooks (online textbook), but also a variety of resources which include online assessments, educational games, animations, tutorials, customizable presentation tools, virtual manipulatives, and videos, all via an online portal.

Main Concepts for 6th Grade:
  • Ratios and Proportional Reasoning
  • Percents
  • Integers
  • Rational Numbers
  • Expressions
  • Equations and Inequalities
  • Geometric Figures
  • Measurement
  • Probability
  • Statistics
    Throughout the year, students have the opportunity to work with their peers to develop teamwork and enhance critical thinking skills through unit projects and class activities. They also have the chance to collaborate on assigned performance tasks and math journals as supplements to the lessons’ real-life application. In addition, students will take trips outside the classroom to explore math connections. The year will be filled with learning and educational experiences for all students to succeed!