The Sixth Grade Teacher Planner is the perfect student supplement to the Sixth Grade Syllabus. It contains detailed daily lesson plans for Religion, Mathematics, Grammar, Editing, Spelling, Poetry, Science, History, Geography, Latin, Art and Music in an easy-to-read format addressed to the student. The assignments for each week are found on facing pages and are broken down by subject and day. There is a box for the student to check off for each subject, so that the parent can see at a glance how all subjects for the day or even the week are going. In addition, each week has a Notes section for every subject in order to track any changes to assignments, field trips, extra-curricular work, deadlines, weekly grades, etc. The Teacher Planners are not a substitute for the corresponding syllabus, however. They are an aid that lists the student’s work, without giving the detailed explanations or teaching resources found in the syllabi. The student will need to refer back to the syllabus on occasion for particular directions. Please Note: The Teacher Planner uses the standard texts found in the Mother of Divine Grace Syllabi. Where the syllabi offer a choice of texts, the Teacher Planner uses the text that most families in the Mother of Divine Grace program use (noted below in bold).
In Religion we use St. Joseph's Baltimore Catechism, No. 2 to continue the study of Catholic doctrine. We also use the Gospel according to St. Mark and the Gospel according to St. Luke along with study questions for each chapter to facilitate discussion in the study of Sacred Scripture. In Mathematics we use Math 76 (Saxon) to develop facility in computation and understanding of mathematical principles. In Grammar we use Easy Grammar, Grade 6 (Phillips) to continue the formal study of grammar which assumes a more central place in the curriculum this year along with literature, poetry and history all of which contribute to the formation of the intellect in a way that is appropriate at the end of the Grammatical stage. We begin the practice of Editing through The Great Editing Adventure, Vol. II. In Spelling we recommend continuing to use The Writing Road to Reading along with Starting a Spelling Notebook. In Poetry we continue to use The Harp and Laurel Wreath for selections of poetry to memorize. In Science we use Balance Beam (Tops) and Pendulum (Tops) or Magnetism (Tops) and Electricity (Tops) which provide a hands-on approach to science. In History we begin The Old World and America which provides a springboard for the study of Egypt and other ancient civilizations through supplemental texts such as Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt and Pyramids. We also provide the student with a list of historical fiction, including works like God King: A Story in the Days of King Hezekiah, Mara, Daughter of the Nile, and The Hittite Warrior, to complement the study of history through literature. In Geography, which is correlated with history, we use The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Egypt (Penguin) to let the student master the geography of Egypt and the Ancient World through extensive map work. In Latin we use Beginning Latin III to continue the formal study of Latin. In Art we use Calligraphy – First Steps Series (Marsh) to encourage the practical application while we use Art 7 for Young Catholics (Seton Press) for continued appreciation. In Music we use Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory along with classical music selections for music appreciation.
Online versions of the MODG syllabi are provided to enrolled families free of charge. Paper copies of the syllabi are also available for purchase from the MODG office, with a 30% discount for enrolled families.