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6th Grade

Learning Goals for Sixth Grade

Students will:
  • Ask questions and seek to learn more about the world around them.
  • Socialize with peers and teachers and improve communication skills.
  • Learn to become responsible and respectful individuals.
  • Use spelling rules, affixes, and roots to learn the meaning of new words. Spell words correctly through memorization and use of applicable tools. 
  • Increase application of advanced grammar rules in writing
  • Conduct novel studies analyzing and interpreting literary and informational texts across genres throughout the year.
  • Formalize writing. Write argumentative, informative, explanatory, and narrative texts for a specific topic and audience.
  • In math: study data (graphs, variables, formulas), decimals, rational number uses and operations, geometry, number systems, algebra concepts, probability and discrete mathematics, and rates and ratios.
  • Investigate the world around them through the scientific process, problem-solving, and thinking critically. Apply the scientific process to projects.
  • Have the opportunity to apply knowledge gained across subjects to create STEAM projects.
  • Study world geography, governments, history, and economics.
  • Increase self-responsibility – be prepared for the challenges of middle school. 
What’s FUN about Sixth Grade?
  • Field Trips
  • Art Class once a week
  • Physical Education Class once a week
  • Library once a week
  • Two recesses a day!
  • Music once a week
  • Hands-on manipulatives and tools for learning.
  • Novel and author studies.
  • STEAM and Project Based Learning
  • Reading Buddies with a younger classroom
  • Outer Island Field Trip
  • Lei Day Royal Court and performance
  • Student Council Lead opportunities
  • Year End Celebrations (Talent Show Spelling Bee)
  • Passion Project Expo
What does my child need to start?
  • A backpack
  • A lunch
  • A change of clothes
  • Successful completion of an accredited 5th grade program
  • A positive attitude and eagerness to learn
*We provide all school supplies – Including 1:1 computers for grades 5 and 6.

At HKS we are focused on being developmentally appropriate and meeting our students where they are at. Our skilled teachers build curriculum around our student’s needs and strengths. This allows each child to shine and get what they need to be a life-long learner.