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Fifth Grade

Welcome to 5th Grade

Fifth grade is a year full of learning, excitement, and new opportunities. Students partake in many activities as fifth graders, including trying out for leading roles in the elementary play, forming a relationship with their kindergarten buddy, and getting to experience middle school life by switching for a few classes.

In fifth grade, students participate in monthly Literature Circles, earn rewards for reaching Book-It requirements, create PowerPoint presentations for various assignments, and earn prizes for earning the most money in our Stock Market Challenge. The Fifth graders are blessed to have their own iPad cart, which gives students the opportunity to research different topics and practice new skills in math, reading, and spelling. The fifth grade students are the upper classmen of the elementary, and it is my goal to prepare them for a smooth transition into middle school life.

What will my child learn?

  • Life of Christ
  • The Effects of Sin (in the Bible and currently)
  • Life of Moses
  • Life of Abraham
  • Old and New Testament Passages
  • Recite weekly verses
  • Parts of Speech
  • Creating a Writing Portfolio including:
    • Compare & Contrast Essays
    • Personal Narrative
    • Information Essay
    • Persuasive Essay
    • Book Reviews & Reports
  • Figurative Language - Create poster to display individual creations
  • Wordless - Word Collages describing others
  • Neatness & Legibility
  • Number Sense
  • Addition and Subtraction
  • Multiplication and Division - Weekly timed math facts drills
  • Geometry
    • Lines
    • Angles
    • Perimeter & Area
    • Surface Area & Volume
  • Fractions
    • Comparing
    • Ordering
    • Converting
    • Adding & Subtracting
    • Multiplying & Dividing
  • Decimals: Multiplying & Dividing
  • Basic Generalizations
  • States
  • Challenge Words
  • Vocabulary
  • Effectively use the following Reading Strategies:
    • Comprehension
    • Predict/Infer
    • Self-Questioning
  • Read & Respond to a collection of 5-6 Literature Circle books including:
    • Illustrations
    • Summaries
    • Discussion Questions
    • Difficult Words
    • Connections
    • Letters to characters, author, or illustrators
Heritage Studies
  • Geography-Globes/Maps, Longitude/Latitude-Field Trip Geocaching
  • Early Forms of Transportation-Land & Sky
  • World War I-Role Play Battles
  • Regions of the United States-Create posters to learn more information about each region
  • The Roaring Twenties
  • The Great Depression-Stock Market Game to help students understand the basics of the Stock Market
  • Dictators of World War II - Research and create a booklet of biographies about Hitler, Mussolini, and Hirohito
  • World War II - Role Play Battles
  • Minerals and Rocks-Classify Rocks/Gems & Field Trip to Crystal Cave
  • Fossils and Dinosaurs - Create own fossils & Research and create a poster about a particular dinosaur
  • Weather - Create a PowerPoint presentation about a certain form of weather & Field Trip to the Franklin Institute
  • Biomes around the United States
  • We do a multitude of hands-on activities each week.
Special Activities
  • German
  • Choir
  • Physical Education
  • Computer
  • Art
Field Trips
  • Geocaching
  • Crystal Cave
  • Franklin Institute
Art and Music
  • learn more about our Arts programs