Fifth Grade

Religion

  • Students attend weekly and monthly mass with the entire student body
  • Attend mass on Holy Days of Obligation when school is in session
  • Participate in Prayer Services
  • Reconciliation during Advent and Lent
  • Sacraments
  • Service projects
  • Prayer partner activities
  • Maintenance review (daily)

Math

  • Ratios and percents
  • Integer operations
  • Decimals: comparing, ordering, naming, operations
  • Fraction basics: GCF, LCM, simplifying, equivalent fractions, prime factorization
  • Fractions: comparing, ordering, operations
  • Geometry: angles, perimeter, area, volume
  • Maintenance review (daily)
  • Problem-solving experiences

Science

  • Solar system and Earth history
  • Body systems
  • Ecosystems
  • Hydrosphere
  • Weather and hurricanes
  • Matter, chemical changes, motion and energy
  • Kingdoms of Life
  • Weekly lab experiments

Social Studies

(Fifth Grade topics explore the national perspective)

  • U.S. geography awareness
  • Exploration and colonization of North America
  • State capital activities
  • Revolutionary War
  • Explore the Constitution and Bill of Rights
  • Deliver historical speeches
  • Various cooperative learning activities
  • Respect for diverse cultures
  • Hands-on art activities

Language Arts

Spelling

  • Application of spelling rules
  • Application of spelling words to writing across the curriculum
  • Dictation sentences

English

  • Grammar and sentence structure
  • Diagramming sentences
  • Writing process
  • Proofreading
  • Grammar maintenance review
  • Recognizing the parts of speech
  • Oral speeches
  • Writing samples from across the curriculum

Reading

  • Selecting reading strategies
  • Novel studies
  • Comprehension strategies
  • Reading for information—knowing the author’s purpose for writing (persuade, inform, entertain)
  • Reading various types of literature
  • Context clues
  • Book reports/book chats

Technology

Use of technology is integrated throughout the curriculum. Examples include:

  • Google.com
  • Quia
  • SOS5 Google site
  • 1-1 Chromebook
  • iMovie
  • Google Docs, Slides, Draw

Students also participate in the following Specials:
Art, Computer, Library, Music, PE, Spanish, "Genius Hour" Electives