6th Grade



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The sixth grade year at K.E.S. stands out as a remarkable time for social growth and maturity in many respects.  Sixth graders are viewed as the school leaders; the role models of the school.  They are assigned responsibilities to help the school run safely and smoothly.  These responsibilities carry over into their schoolwork, where they experience great success at independent learning.  These traits help prepare K.E.S. students for a future school experience at Woodstock Union Middle School.


What makes 6th grade special:
  • Class officers run sixth grade class meetings
  • A 6th grade student is elected as our school's Student Council president
  • Big Friend / Little Friend program where our students mentor younger ones
  • Lego engineering and computer programming
  • Week-long trip to Nature's Classroom in Maine
  • 6th graders set up and run our school's Haunted House at Halloween
  • Many students participate in Literature Lunch, Geography Lunch, Band, Student Council, Class Council, Spelling Team, and take leads in our school plays

Curricular Highlights:

Math-  we use the Investigations and Connected Math Programs at KES, supplemented by daily skills work and multi-step portfolio problems

Language Arts and Reading- students read a variety of challenging texts, and writing assignments are integrated throughout the curriculum

Science- units include plate tectonics / changes in the Earth, weather, simple machines, inquiry, chemistry

Social Studies- Ancient Civilizations and world geography are a focal point of the Social Studies program