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6th/7th Grade

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Hello, my name is Anne Stein. I am the 6th and 7th Grade Homeroom Teacher. I teach Math, Science, and Religion to the 6th, 7th, and 8th Grades. I have teaching certifications in Elementary Grades 1-8, Math Grades 5-9, and Deaf Education Grades K-12.

For 6th-8th Grade Math, we will be using the Saxon Math series, which utilizes a spiral approach. Each lesson introduces a new concept and builds on material that was previously learned. This allows concepts to be reinforced on a regular basis. Algebraic thinking is included throughout the curriculum to help students gain confidence with the skills needed as they advance in math. The Saxon Math curriculum will be enhanced with the Renaissance Math Program.

The Science program is very hands on and inquiry based. We want the students to see science as something they do, not just content to be learned. We will use the Five E's: Engage, Explore, Explain, Extend, and Evaluate. By doing this, the students are asked to assume more responsibility for their learning. My role is to guide the students through the process of constructing their knowledge. We will utilize the Science Lab to investigate a variety of subjects relating to Physical Science, Earth Science, and Life Science. Each year the 6th and 7th Grades participate in Science Fair. The students will work in small groups on their projects during Science. This provides them with the opportunity to use inquiry to investigate topics that they choose. Many students go on to compete at the Greater St. Louis Science Fair.

The Religion curriculum follows the Christ Our Life series. Sixth Grade Religion begins with the stories of the Old Testament. In Seventh and Eighth Grade the students learn about the early church and the structure and impact it provides. We will also study the teachings of Jesus. The Eighth Graders will complete their preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation in the Fall, and the Seventh Graders will begin their preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation in the Spring.

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