Essential writing skills continue to be developed, including paragraph structure, outlining, andsummarizing. In Social Studies, students investigate the history of the United States and their home state, from the Reconstruction Era through modern times.
English Language Arts
Students prepare for the rigor of middle school by studying complex sentence structure and reading challenging non-fiction. They write their own sci-fi narrative, and choose a topic for an opinion piece about issues that impact their community.
This year's focus is on our nation's growth after the Civil War- through World War I, World War II, and the Cold War and into the Modern Era. Students create interactive virtual exhibits to show their state's history.
Students are required to participate in regular physical activities. The focus is on warm-up and cool down,
water safety, goal setting, nutrition, muscle
strength, and flexibility.
The singapore Math Method introduces students to multiplying two-digit numbers by two digit numbers, practicing long division with and without remainders, adding subtracting and multiplying unlike fractions
and mixed numbers, working with decimals, graphing
on a coordinate plane, and calculating the
volume of solid figures.
Students carry out investigations, design solutions, and generate fact-based opinions using observation and
data analysis. This year, learners develop a plan to
decrease air pollution.
Art & Picture Study
Fifth grade artists explore contour, naturalism, and linear
perspectives. In Art History, students study paintings from ancient Egypt through the modern art movement.