Welcome to our Classroom Website
    Hi, my name is John Chasteen and I'll be your child's 6th Grade Social teacher this year.  I've been teaching for many years now and I've taught most of the subjects a 6th grader can have.
    I've been teaching Social for the last part of my career and I really enjoy it.  I graduated from the University of MN, Morris with an Elementary Education degree.  Many years later, I earned my Master's Degree from St. Mary's University.
    I'm really looking forward to working with your child and making sure they're successful this year!
    Thanks for checking my website and please keep checking this website, or our 6th Grade Social website, for further updates. 
    Below is a copy of the year long syllabus.
    Here is a link to our course calendar.  Check it for important test dates, etc. 
    Check out some of these links to learn more about Minnesota, the USA or the world!
       - Practice maps of the USA and World at ilike2learn.com 
       - Learn all about Minnesota at MNopedia.org
       - Check out locations operated by the Minnesota Historical Society.  Use your FREE 6th grade pass to go with a paid adult admission. 
       - Look into local history at the Anoka County Historical Society.  
    Links to review activities: Review Games
    Link to the class calendar for Minnesota Studies: calendar 

    6th Grade Minnesota Studies Grading Information:
    70%  Summative Assessments - Items that demonstrate student learning, such as unit tests, quizzes or projects.  
    20%  Formative Learning Activities - Practice leading up to the summative assessments, such as daily activities, reading, study guides, discussions, etc. 
    10%  District Common Summative Assessment - Assessment given to EVERY 6th grader across the district that encompasses all learning from that trimester.

  • John Chasteen
    6th Grade Social Teacher
    Coon Rapids Middle School
    11600 Raven St. NW  Coon Rapids, MN  55433
  • Teaching Schedule:
      Day 1   Day 2
     Period 1 CT Mtgs CT Mtgs
     Period 2 MN Studies MN Studies
     Period 3 MN Studies  MN Studies
     Period 4  MN Studies  MN Studies
     Period 5 MN Studies  MN Studies
     Period 6 MN Studies  MN Studies
     Period 7 Prep  Prep