Mrs. Ali Lyvers came to Immanuel as the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade math and science teacher, as well as the 7th grade homeroom teacher in 2011. She now teaches 6th grade and is the 6th grade home room teacher. Mrs. Lyvers teaches Language Arts, math, science, and Basic Bible doctrine. Mrs. Mr. Welton teacher history. Diane Dietmeier teaches music, Mrs. Dina Brobst teaches computer, Mrs. Lynn Hartog teaches art, and Mrs. Lyvers teaches physical education.

Sixth Grade Curriculum Highlights:

- Text: Faith Alive

  • Study of
  • the book of Matthew in the New Testament
  • 120 lessons and overview of the Bible


  • Literature types that are read:
  • Fantasy and poetry
  • Interviews and personal essay
  • Biography and autobiography
  • Nonfiction and non-fiction narrative
  • Short stories, plays, and magazine articles


  • Learning to use writing resources
  • Learning and applying the writing process
  • Applying study strategies
  • Learning spelling strategies
  • Learning to write the following types of papers:
  • Personal narratives
  • Stories
  • Explanations
  • Letters
  • Descriptions
  • Persuasive paragraphs
  • Research reports

Language Arts

  • Develop an understanding of sentence structure
  • Nouns, verbs, pronouns, adjectives, and adverbs
  • Prepositions, conjunctions, interjections
  • Punctuation
  • Capitalization, abbreviations, italics


  • Vowel sounds
  • Prefixes, suffixes
  • Compound words
  • Homophones
  • Vowel/consonant patterns
  • Stressed and unstressed syllables


  • Review place values, addition and subtraction of whole numbers
  • Mastering dividing whole numbers and decimals
  • Master multiplication and division of whole numbers and decimals
  • Add, subtract, multiply and divide fractions
  • Introduce ratio, proportion, and percent
  • Introduce basic ideas in geometry
  • Find perimeter, area, and volume
  • Introduce statistics and probability
  • Add and subtract integers
  • Learn to use calculators in problem solving
  • Review customary measurement and introduce metric measurement


  • Continents and oceans
  • Ancient Mesopotamia
  • Judaism
  • Egypt, including a trip to the Field Museum
  • India and Eastern religion
  • Africa with Kwanzaa unit
  • Greece and mythology
  • Rome and the early church
  • The Islamic World
  • China and the Far East
  • European Renaissance festival
  • Modern European countries

Earth Science

  • The Earth’s structure
  • The earth’s water systems
  • The universe and solar system
  • Space and space exploration
  • Rocks and minerals
  • Work, types of energy, electricity, states of matter, and engines
  • Weather and climate
  • Hands-on lab activities and experiments