Sixth grade attempts to bridge the gap between childhood and adolescence. The sixth grader grows and changes dramatically during the course of the year, and we recognize, address, and celebrate the mercurial nature of the sixth grader. We continue participation in the Outdoor Education program to enhance cooperation, team building, and problem solving. We spend a great deal of time on the writing process and on reading and analyzing various genres. We use current events to better understand the world in which we live. We also hone map skills and critical thinking skills through class work and projects. Sixth grade offers various options to continue the study of math. We continue our study of science by examining the earth, the oceans, and the solar system. Some highlights of the sixth grade year include trips to the Springer Theatre and a trip to the Renaissance Festival in Atlanta as the culmination of our cross-curricular study of Shakespeare and the Elizabethan Period.