Sixth graders explore historical accuracies of both Old and New Testaments as they grow in God's grace through key concepts of repentance, forgiveness, and grace, and are encouraged to put these truths into action in their lives. God's Word is studied and several of the Six Chief Parts of Luther's Small Catechism are the basis for memorization and practice in students' daily walk in Christ. Literature students develop and employ critical thinking skills as they learn to analyze text and compose their rationale in written form. Daily practice of traditional English grammar is utilized. Students explore the fundamentals of algebra and problem solving in mathematics. Scientifically, sixth graders examine Life, Earth, and Physical sciences using our hands-on Battle Creek Science Curriculum. Using the concepts of history and geography, the sixth grade geography curriculum introduces students to various societies and cultures of the Western Hemisphere in ancient, middle, and modern times. Students investigate land mass, location, and economic and political influences on the peoples of this region. Grades six through eight comprise our Upper Grades; these classes benefit from academic departmentalization among our Upper Grade staff.
"Let heaven and earth praise Him, the seas and all that move in them!" Psalm 69:34
Do your children have a certain movie that they enjoy so much that they will tend to watch it over and over and over again? When my oldest son was a young boy, he was obsessed with Peter Pan, and when given the opportunity to select a movie, that was ALWAYS his choice.
It just so happened that my sister and her family visited during the Peter Pan extravaganza, and after a few days, my brother-in-law requested if he could borrow our car. When he returned, he handed Joshua a bag filled with numerous other children's movies, and with a smile said, "Josh, every boy needs to learn that he will one day need to leave Neverland. Maybe you could start a little early and take a little break from Peter Pan while we're here?"
Perhaps you are all grown up, but this Friday and Saturday, you will have the opportunity to return to Neverland and reunite with Peter Pan and the lost boys as St. Matthew Lutheran School proudly presents Peter Pan Jr.