Fifth Grade

Fifth graders begin the transition to middle school by having more departmentalized instructors. They also advance their music studies with the introduction of beginning band.

CHRISTIAN STUDIES

Bible History with an emphasis on the Old Testament and Reformation.

MATH

General math with a focus on addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of whole numbers, decimals and fractions.  Algebra and geometry are introduced.

SOCIAL STUDIES

U.S. history beginnings through the Bill of Rights.  Class utilization simulation games, computer-based projects and small-group projects with emphasis on individual achievement.

LANGUAGE ARTS

Strong emphasis on writing skills and grammar application including parts of speech and sentence development.

READING

Anthology, novels, non-fiction and periodicals are used to teach story elements, reading skills and strategies.  Students are encouraged to participate in the Accelerated Reader program with self-selected reading. 

SPELLING

Emphasis on vocabulary development and spelling patterns.
SCIENCE
Study of basic life, physical and earth sciences.  Class simulations in hands-on lab experiments and activities.  Students also complete a Science Fair project.

COMPUTERS

Keyboarding, PowerPoint presentations and Internet research.
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