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Fifth grade language arts focuses on the fundamentals of grammar through lessons and activities that teach the principles rules and mechanics of the English language. We use Chromebooks and a website called No Red Ink to practice grammar skills. We also work to improve writing with the 6+1 Writing Traits.
Fifth grade reading covers the following:
Through the Spelling and Vocabulary workbook, students complete one unit per week, with a spelling test each Friday. Miss Macneur (the fourth grade teacher) teaches spelling to fifth grade students.
Fifth grade math topics include:
Fifth grade science standards are centered around four main areas:
Students have the opportunity to do a variety of hands-on activities and labs.
Students continue their practice of cursive handwriting, applying skills to daily work.
Fifth graders use technology across the curriculum in a variety of ways:
In Religion, fifth graders study the Sacraments and their place in our lives. Fifth grade students are trained to be altar servers. They also act as Partners in Peace on the playground daily.
Fifth grade serves our local school community with the responsibility to hang the flags every day, a task we take very seriously.
A highlight of the fifth grade year is being paired as “Big Buddies” with kindergartners. We attend mass together each week, read with our buddies monthly, visit the pumpkin patch and OMSI, and celebrate holiday parties together.