6th Grade Math, Science, Language Arts and Social Studies Syllabus

Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen

Lynette Adams and Nicole Kruse

Email: [email protected] [email protected] Phone: 303.670.1070

Class Webpage: Go to RMAE homepage, click Classrooms, click on Teacher Web Pages. Click on 6th grade.  

Welcome to 6th grade! Please read the following math, science, language arts and social studies syllabus, sign it, and have your parent/guardian sign it too once you go over it together. This is your first opportunity to take control of your education. Make sure you understand the policies listed here, and ask questions if you need clarification.

Communication: We can be reached via email throughout the day [email protected] or  [email protected]. The best way to reach  us is by email, but you can also call and leave a voicemail.  We will check that as often as we can, but may not get back to you the same day.  We update our Google Classroom daily. Please refer to it regularly as it will have useful links, assignments, projects, and information about our class. We also have a weekly newsletter that is sent out each Friday afternoon. Please refer to it for the following week. If you need to meet with either of us, please email us to set up an appointment.

Course Skills: A curriculum map will be available on the class website. The following overarching topics guide the coursework for literacy and math in sixth grade and can be found in the Core Knowledge Sequence.


Human Body: Immune System

Energy, Heat and Energy Transfer

Astronomy, Gravity, Stars, and Galaxies

Plate Tectonics



Numbers - Integers, Factors and Multiples, Rational Numbers

Number Operations - Operations with Fractions, Operations with Decimals

Proportionality: Ratios and Rates - Representing Ratios and Rates, Applying Ratios and Rates, Percents

Equivalent Expressions - Generating Equivalent Numerical Expressions, Generating Equivalent Algebraic Expressions, Equations and Relationship - Relationships with Two Variables

Relationships in Geometry - Area and Polygons, Distance and Area in the Coordinate Plane, Surface Area and Volume of Solids

Measurement and Data - Displaying, Analyzing, and Summarizing Data

Language Arts

Novels and Nonfiction texts Paragraph Writing Cause and Effect Essay Argumentative Essay Narrative Essay Research Based Essay Socratic Seminar Presentations Spelling Vocabulary Writing Conventions Parts of Speech

Social Studies

The Industrial Revolution: Changes and Challenges
Industrialization and Urbanization in America
Reform in Industrial America
World Deserts
Ancient Greece and Rome
The French Revolution
The Enlightenment
Independence for Latin America 


Grades: All assignments (tests, quizzes, classwork, homework, and class participation) will be given a point value. Students’ grades will be calculated by adding all points she/he earns in a quarter and dividing it by the total number of points possible and then multiplying by 100.

“Joey earned 550 points out of a total of 600 possible points.

So…(550/600) x 100 = 92%.

Joey earned a 92% for the quarter.

We will enter grades on a regular basis. Be aware that projects and papers will take longer to grade, but we will provide feedback in a timely manner. Please check the Parent/Student Portal often for your grades.

Homework: Any homework we assign will be purposeful, and applicable to our lessons. Please turn in assignments on the due date. The middle school policy for any missing assignments will be followed. Any assignments not submitted by 8:00 am Friday morning, will be counted as zero points. Assignments turned in late are 10% off per day late.  If you are absent please check the website for missed assignments, and get notes from a classmate and/or talk with me to get caught up on the content that was missed. You will have two days after returning from an absence to turn in missed assignments. Please see us if you have an extended absence or any extenuating circumstances. Remember, we can be reached via email anytime or by appointment.

Classroom Guidelines

  • Be prepared: Arrive on time and have your supplies with you.
  • Supplies to bring to class every day: 3-ring binder with paper, pencil pouch with at least two sharpened pencils and one pen, and composition notebooks, one for literacy, one for math, science and social studies.
  • Take risks: test your ideas, share your answers (even if you are not 100% confident), and attempt to solve problems. Mistakes are honored and welcomed in our class. I will make many, and expect you to do the same. Together we will learn from those mistakes.  
  • Be respectful of yourself, your peers, your classroom, your school, and your teachers. This is a team effort, and will help us create a trusting class where we can mess up, learn, and have fun.  
  • No food or drink, except water bottles during class. A morning snack time will be given.
  • Follow rules as stated in the school Family Handbook, including dress code.

As a student, your job is to come to school prepared everyday, but also to seek help with problems and areas of content that you do not understand. Together, we will overcome any challenges and exceed both of our expectations. If there are ever any questions or concerns, please come see us or feel free to email us.


2022/2023 English Language Arts (ELA) Curriculum Map

1st Quarter




Wit and Wisdom Module 1: Resilience in the Great Depression; Bud, Not Buddy; Out of the Dust; Paragraph Writing; Mini Essay; Cause and Effect essay

2nd Quarter

10/17- 12/16

Language Arts

Wit and Wisdom Module 2: A Hero’s Journey; Ramayana: Divine Loophole; The Odyssey; Explanatory Essay; Five Minute Group Presentation; Socratic Seminars; Original Monomyth and presentation

3rd Quarter

1/5 - 3/10

Language Arts

Wit and Wisdom Module 3: Narrating the Unknown; Blood on the River; Written in Bone; Explanatory Paragraphs; Argumentative Paragraphs; Socratic Seminars, Argumentative Essay

4th quarter

3/13 - 5/25

Language Arts

Wit and Wisdom Module 4: Courage in Crisis; Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World: The Extraordinary True Story of Shackleton and the Endurance; I Am Malala; Socratic Seminars; Research based explanatory essay

2022/2023 Social Studies Curriculum Map


1st Quarter

8/17 - 10/15


9/7 - 11/4

Social Studies

World Deserts

Ancient Greece and Rome (cont. Into 2nd Q)

2nd Quarter

10/18 -12/17

9/7 - 11/4

11/7- 11/18

11/28- 1/20

Social Studies

(cont.) Ancient Greece and Rome 


French Revolution and Romanticism (cont. 3rd quarter)

3rd Quarter

1/6 - 3/9

11/28- 1/20

1/23 - 3/3

Social Studies

(cont.) French Revolution and Romanticism 

Industrial Revolution Changes and Challenges 

4th Quarter 3/10-5/26


4/3 - 4/21

4/24 - 5/19

Social Studies

Independence for Latin America 

The Making of America: Immigration

The Making of America:  Industrialization and Urbanization

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