• Welcome to 6th Grade ELA and Social Studies!

    Dear Students,

    Congratulations on entering the exciting world of 6th grade! I am thrilled to welcome you to the ELA (English Language Arts) and Social Studies program, where we'll embark on an incredible journey of learning, exploration, and discovery.

    ELA (English Language Arts):

    In our ELA class, we will delve into the wonders of language and literature, enhancing your reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. Get ready to explore captivating stories, poems, and articles from various genres and cultures. We'll analyze characters, dive into thrilling plots, and uncover the messages hidden within the written word. Expect interactive discussions, creative writing sessions, and opportunities to express your unique thoughts and ideas.

    But it's not just about textbooks and assignments! We will also introduce you to the magical world of books, where imaginations know no bounds. Our classroom library will be your gateway to new worlds and perspectives, where you can find your literary passions.

    Social Studies:

    In Social Studies, we will embark on a journey through time and space, exploring different civilizations, cultures, and societies that have shaped our world. From ancient history to modern times, we'll unravel the stories of great civilizations, remarkable individuals, and pivotal events that continue to influence our lives today. You will develop a deeper understanding of diverse cultures and societies, fostering empathy and appreciation for our global community.

    Moreover, we'll dive into geography, learning about the earth's landscapes, ecosystems, and the fascinating relationship between people and their environments. We'll also explore the foundations of government, economics, and how societies are structured.

    Classroom Environment:

    We believe that learning should be an enjoyable experience, and our classroom will be a safe and inclusive space for everyone. Collaboration and respect for one another's opinions and ideas will be encouraged, making this a space where you can comfortably share your thoughts.

    Grading and Assessments:

    Your progress is vital, and we will provide various assessments to help you demonstrate your knowledge and skills. These assessments will include tests, projects, class discussions, presentations, and written assignments. Don't worry; we will support you every step of the way to ensure your success.

    Exciting Opportunities:

    As we begin this adventure together, always remember that learning is a journey, not a destination. Embrace the challenges, celebrate the victories, and stay curious. We are here to guide you and provide any help you need.



    Mr. Strass

    Your 6th Grade ELA and Social Studies Teacher