5th & 6th Grade Science
Science we focus on life science, earth science and physical science. This will enable students to “dive deep” while making good use of our principle text resource, the Holt Science & Technology series.
Our learning units align with standards established by the state of Connecticut. This helps to “smooth the ride” for students entering our program from the public schools. Also, this ensures that children are receiving a thorough grounding in science that will prepare them for high school and beyond in public, private, or parochial school settings.
Science classes at Immanuel Lutheran School include, guided readings, labs, hands-on activities, research projects, current events, structured inquiries, and more. Student will learn by reading and doing. Students as thinkers will learn from what others have discovered, and also from what they discover for themselves.
The scientist Isaac Newton recognized this duality when he said:“If I have seen further than others, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.”
Fifth & Sixth Grade
Students in the fifth and sixth grades at Immanuel Lutheran School, study the lives of Old Testament prophets and the birth, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ in Religion classes.
Our Math curriculum covers all whole number operations as well as fractions, graphing, decimals and percentages. The sixth grade also covers integers and equations.
The English/Language Arts program includes spelling, grammar, writing and reading. Students read a variety of different types of literature, including newspaper and magazine articles, poetry, novels and folk tales.
Two basic Social-Studies curricula are studied within the two-year span: American history from the explorers to the present day, and the ancient and medieval world.
For Current Events we read Scholastic magazines and the Danbury News-Times.