Hello! My name is Mrs. Ossa and I am blessed to be teaching at Our Lady of Guadalupe School. My current homeroom teaching assignment is Grade 6. I consider myself a bit of an expert in the area(s) of Language Arts and Science.
At my grade level, there are certain curricular highlights every year.
In Religion class you can count on exploring the link between the New Testament and our ancestors in faith in the Old Testament.
Math curriculum for Grade 6 highlights the Number System: Fractions and Decimals, Positive and Negative Numbers; Expressions; Equations; Ratios and Proportional Relationships; Geometry; Statistics Reading and Language development at this grade level is sure to include developing students’ ability to read, comprehend, and interpret a variety of texts. In addition, students are asked to develop higher level reading skills by comparing and contrasting different types of text and build arguments that provide textual evidence.
Science lessons will emphasize such concepts as a study of chemistry, which includes the study of the periodic table, chemical reactions, and bonds. Students will also explore physical science concepts that include force and motion, as well as Earth Science concepts that help students understand and appreciate the world around them.
Sixth Grade Social Studies focuses on developing mapping and geography skills, and delving into the following Ancient Civilizations: Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, China, Africa, India, and the Americas. Sixth grade also do passport activities for countries around the world, participate in Ancient World Day, and present at the Night at the O.L.G. Museum.
There is so much to learn and do in Grade 6. Every year also takes us on its own special journey. There are many traditional events and a few surprises. In the past, our curriculum has led us to such activities as writing a short story, STEM challenges in science, and learning to relate to younger students with our buddy system.
Come by our campus and I can tell you even more about Grade 6