Sixth Grade

Ann La Kose

Ann La Kose

Welcome to 6th grade! I have been teaching in California Catholic Schools for 15 years. During this time, I have had the opportunity to teach students in grades Kindergarten through 8th grade. My students ranged from gifted and talented to students with special needs. I am excited to be teaching 6th grade this year as I enjoy watching the students grow and flourish into responsible, intelligent teens. In addition to teaching 6th grade, I am the school Librarian. I am a proud mother of two beautiful daughters who also attend school here. We are true Disney enthusiasts, who love anything and everything Disney. My personal favorite character is Minnie Mouse.

Sixth grade is a year of tremendous growth academically and emotionally. Our curriculum centers around our relationship with Jesus. Religion is an essential part of our everyday schedule. We are continually learning and growing as Jesus would want us to. Our daily Religion classes explore God’s Word and our relationship with Him. We strive to live a life of love, faith, peace and fairness. The students are provided opportunities to spread God’s love through service projects in school, community and parish.

In 6th grade Social Studies, we study Ancient civilizations. We start with the early man of Mesopotamia, Africa and Egypt. We then continue on through the early Greek and Roman civilization. We take a field trip to the Egyptian Museum in San Jose and do various projects in class involving Egyptian culture. During our study of the Greek and Roman Civilization, we look into the religion and culture of the Greeks and Romans. We also study Greek mythology in depth.

Sixth grade Language Arts encompass the areas of reading and literature, writing, speaking and listening. Through reading, the students become more aware of and appreciate the various global cultures, both past and present. They will become independent readers able to evaluate, study and appreciate the various literary genres, the author’s purpose, make inferences and draw conclusions, differentiate between fact and opinion, be able to compare and contrast, identify plot, character, setting, theme, and point of view. We analyze moral values, interpret symbolism, mood and figurative speech.

In Literature, students are introduced to various literary genres including myths, fantasy, historical, poems, plays, biographies, essays, short stories and informational articles. Reading, writing about, discussing and listening to other’s ideas about literature are encouraged to build enthusiasm for reading.