5th Grade

Fifth Grade

 

In Social Studies, students will be active participants, experiencing the History of the United States through innovating teaching practices that include Dramatic role-playing, creative simulations, dynamic group projects, and writing activities. Some of the topics we will cover include Geography of the United States, American Indian and Their Land as well as the Cultural Regions, How and Why Europeans Came to the New World, Routes of Explorations, Early English Settlements, Comparing the Colonies, and Facing Slavery.

 

Great writing is the expression of great thinking. Stating ideas clearly in writing is a key element in Literacy, but it is a skill that takes constant practice to learn. In English, students will have an opportunity to express their thoughts into different kinds of writing assignments such as, simple and compound sentences, descriptions, comparisons and contrasts, stories and personal experiences.

 

Fifth grade Religion embarks on a journey to become disciples of Jesus Christ. Students will learn that we meet Jesus in the Sacraments, pray as Jesus taught us, celebrate that He is present in the Sacraments, choose to love and serve as He did, share the Church's mission by giving witness,  and live out the Sacraments by being faithful and inviting others to follow Jesus.

 

In Science, students will have the opportunity to create projects and experiments to discover and understand the ideas behind living things, natural forces, and Earth’s resources. They will explore the concepts such as the anatomy of humans, animals and plants, the chemical reactions of different substances, and the relationship between Earth’s unique geography and weather.

 

In Math, operations and algebraic thinking will serve as the foundation that will allow students to perform mathematical functions. They will also work with fractions and decimals, apply formulas to set data and measurements, and learn the fundamentals of geometric principles. In Reading, students will be able to improve their reading comprehension and critical thinking skills by identifying elements of narrative nonfiction and fiction including character, plot, setting and sequence of events. They will analyze cause and effect relationships, practice making predictions, and improve their storytelling abilities. Reading selected works will allow students to build a foundation of communication skills by writing reports, creating dramatizations, and organize information based on their understanding.