San Gabriel Mission Elementary School

Our current Student Learning Expectation: A Graduate of SGMES is a young person who honors the call of St. Dominic to PRAISE, to BLESS and to PREACH.
Summer School » 6th Grade

6th Grade

Classes and schedules for students entering 6th grade in Fall 2019 are as follows:
 
 
8:15 - 9:00 am 9:05 - 9:50 am 10:15 - 11:00 am 11:05 - 11:50
Jr. High ELA- Ms. Valencia Study Skills- Ms. Nunez Math - Ms. Nunez Enrichment Choice*
 
 
Class Descriptions
 
Preparing for Junior High ELA  with Ms. Valencia
In this class students make the wondrous world of literature come alive by using books as inspiration for creative art projects, and penning their own poetry. The words will leap right off the page as students learn to transform the books they read into their own creative visions.  Supplies needed: Pens (black, blue, and red) and one spiral notebook. Texts will be provided.
 
Preparing for Junior High Math with Ms. Nunez
This course is meant to prepare students for the math skills that they will need in Jr. High. Students will build a more solid foundation with number concepts, fractions, decimals, ratios, proportions, and basic algebraic skills. There will be numerous opportunities to learn, reinforce, and practice skills and problem solve through a variety of fun and engaging activities. Supplies needed: one spiral notebook & pencil.
 

Study Skills with Ms. Nunez
This course is meant to prepare students for the skills needed to “survive” Jr. High and build good habits that will last a lifetime. Students will take time learning about procedures and expectations that are in place at the Jr. High Level, and how to navigate through five different teachers and heavy coursework. We will focus on increasing basic skills such as organization, note taking, studying for tests, as well as time management. Supplies needed: one spiral notebook, pen, pencil and highlighters.
 
 
Enrichment Class Choices (CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING)
 
 
Art with Ms. Peinado (for students entering Grades 3-6in the fall)
In this class, the students will study the elements and principles of Art as well as using different techniques and different mediums.  Students will discuss the different schools of Art, such as realism, abstract, impressionism and cubism.  Students will tap into their creative side and participate in drawing, painting, sculpting and designing.  Materials fee $15.
 
STEM & Coding with Mrs. Lopez  (for students entering Grades 4-8 in the fall & current 8th Graders)
In this class, students will create animations and games while gaining coding skills. Students will engage in hands-on learning and problem-solving throughout the course. This introductory course will build a foundation for students that will promote understanding in our technology-driven lives! Supplies needed: students MUST have an email address (NOT the school email address), one spiral notebook, pencil/pen
 
Knitting & Fiber Arts with Ms. Garcia (for students entering Grades 4-8 in the fall & current 8th Graders)
One of the oldest traditions in the world, the fiber arts are some of the most useful and beautiful mediums we use daily. Students will learn how to knit, sew for practicality, and embroider. Students will be introduced to each medium and then will pick a medium of choice to create at least one project of their own during class. All projects are their own to keep. Material fee $10