Notes from Amsterdam Avenue
A Day in the Life: 6th Grade For 6th graders, life is full of intellectual exploration and academic rigor, with breaks to enjoy Cathedral’s beautiful campus
 Starting in the 6th grade, students begin to tackle algebra, while also learning about the properties of geometry.  A 6th grader’s social studies class is interactive and lively, focusing on the study of ancient cultures, which culminates in the 6th grade play.  In science, 6th graders study astronomy and earth science; here, a student works on her earthquake lab.  A student enjoys a bit of reading before class. In addition to a world language (either Spanish or French), 6th graders begin the study of Latin.
 Students enjoy a break on the Kit Wallace Playground.  The social studies curriculum of ancient cultures is echoed in English class, where 6th graders read selections from The Iliad and The Odyssey.  Sixth graders join in the singing during this year’s All Saints All Souls Evensong in the Cathedral, where students sign a scroll of remembrance.
P H OTO S BY C A R O L I N E VOAG E N N E L S O N A N D C O L I N M U R R AY
S P R I N G 2019