Curriculum

Handwriting – Students will continue to practice their cursive handwriting.  We will use our handwriting books as practice and skills should be applied to daily work. Turned in homework will be in cursive. Practice paragraphs, note taking, and other work specified by the teacher can be in print. We will begin using pen on final assignments.

Language Arts – We will focus on the fundamentals of grammar through lessons and activities that teach students the principal rules and mechanics of the English language.  We will use chromebooks and a website No Red Ink to practice grammar skills. We will also focus on improving writing through the 6+1 Writing Traits.

Math – We are using enVisionmath2.0.  Fifth grade main math topics include the following: fluency with decimal addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; equivalent fractions, measurement and conversion.

Reading – Using the Journeys reading series, we will focus on short stories from various genres as well as non-fiction pieces and practice opportunities with vocabulary and comprehension, as well as a variety of literary elements.  We will also read novels throughout the school year as a class and do some work in literature circles.  Students will also keep a weekly reading log that will be turned in every week, on either Friday or Monday.

Religion – Through the Blest are We curriculum we will cover, in depth, the Sacraments and their place in our lives.

Science – We are using the science series: Science: A Closer Look.  The fifth grade science standards are centered around four main areas: structure and function, interaction and change, scientific inquiry, and engineering design.  Students will have the opportunity to do a variety of hands-on activities and labs.

Spelling – Through the Spelling and Vocabulary workbook, students will complete one unit per week with a spelling test on Friday (or the last school day of the week).  Students should be aware and apply spelling rules and strategies in their daily work. Miss Mac Neur teaches spelling.

Social Studies – Our social studies curriculum is early American history, from the first Native Americans up to the Thirteen colonies. We use Pearson's my World: Building Our Country textbook.