“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” -William Butler Yeats
Trinity’s 6-8th graders continue to stretch their academic muscles by discovering, creating, and practicing new skills.
In Science, we are discovering not only how to think scientifically but how to provide proof of our discoveries. 6th graders are digging into the animal kingdom and the scientific classification system, with a special focus on the Phylum Arthropoda.
In Social Studies we continue to learn more and more about our founding government from the Mayflower compact to the Bill of Rights. With today’s current events we enjoy discovering more and more about the history of our America and the ideals that formed our nation. 6th graders are looking to develop a broader understanding of World history. We are studying feudalism and the caste system as it relates to medieval Europe.
In Math, we are working on mastering a variety of skills, solving one-step and multi-step equations, operations with decimals, graphing inequalities, writing expressions and of course honing our mental math abilities.
In Language Arts, we are focusing on improving our writing skills and using context clues to increase our comprehension in reading various fictional articles. In addition to studying the English language, we are discovering that new languages stretch our ability to learn and communicate with others.
Incorporating studying Spanish and ASL (American Sign Language) we are understanding that the more we learn the more we are able to be engaged with the world around us.
In Art, we are incorporating the elements of art: line, form, color, and space into a composition while improving our water coloring and colored pencil techniques.
We began our Bible study this year with Genesis 1:1 “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth”. We are now learning about Abraham and the incredible faith he had in offering up his son Isaac as a sacrifice to God. Isaac had been promised by God and was special to God’s plan for His people. The ram that was substituted in Isaac’s place was a foreshadowing of Jesus who is our substitute. God acts in love and grace for His people.