About 5th gradePosted by Colin Cordell on 8/5/2020
In fifth grade, we will be using the Everyday Math curriculum. This curriculum will be supplemented with individual math journals, differentiated math rotations, and extensions.
For the fifth grade reading program, we will use Reading Street. This program is divided into six themed units with five week long selections in each unit. The selections will cover a comprehension skill, a comprehension strategy, a conventions skill, a vocabulary skill, and a specific genre for each week long selection. Students will take a comprehension and vocabulary test at the end of each selection to apply the knowledge of the skills learned throughout the week.
We will be using paired texts to develop writing skills and write 5 paragraph informational essays. Students will also practice letter writing, personal narratives, and poetry.
Students will also keep a writing journal, which is where daily journal entries will be recorded. Correct spelling and grammar are the target skills that will be practiced and refined through the journals. A great website to practice spelling and play spelling games is called Spelling City, which can be found under the Student Links tab.
Students will learn about the scientific method, inventions, inventors, science as inquiry, history and nature of science, life science, physical science, and earth science.
In fifth grade, students will learn about the history of the United States from the early people until about the Civil War.
- Have fun, laugh, and learn something new everyday!
- Feel successful.
- Quest for more knowledge.
- Teach students the academic and social skills they need to progress to the sixth grade.
- To provide a safe, supportive, and fun classroom environment.
- Be Respectful
- Be Responsible
- Be Problem Solvers
- Be Safe