Below is a summary of each core class that your student will have during their 5th grade year.  The links listed will take you to the curriculum standard for each subject area.  If you can’t find what you are looking for, we would love to answer any questions that you may have about what your child is learning!

Math- Math Curriculum Standards–  5th grade Math can be described as the culmination of a student’s K-4 knowledge combined with challenging new skills.  This is the last year before prep work for pre-algebra begins.  Students are expected to enter 5th grade with basic multiplication fact knowledge and will use that knowledge to build on their skills with operational relationships with division and multiplication of multi digit numbers as well as with fractions.  Fractions are the biggest goal for 5th grade.  Most of our work will be with fractions (adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing).  5th graders will also study volume of a rectangular prism, order of operations, measurement and conversions within the same measurement system, decimal operations (add/subtract, multiply/divide), line graphs, and graphing ordered pairs in the upper right quadrant of the coordinate plane.

English/Language Arts- ELA Curriculum Standards –Your student will have an ELA EOG at the end of the school year.  We are constantly learning new strategies for making our reading make sense to us.  Students should be practicing their reading every day.  We are also going to spend some time this year exploring different genres, learning about text features, learning how to research and write our own papers, and investigating the use of figurative language.  It’s hard to divide out content into quarters, as we simply work throughout the year to master our reading and comprehension.  I’m happy to answer any questions you may have about our curriculum and what is happening in our classroom at any time.  Please feel free to email me or call me here at school.  Thank you!

Science- Science Curriculum Standards -Your student will have a science EOG at the end of the school year.  Below is a summary of the content that your student will be learning and approximate times when they will be learning it.  We will be creating a science journal that will house most of our science work.  It is very important for the students to keep up with their science journal because it will serve as a study guide for their EOG.

  • Quarter 1- Living things, Cells, Genetics and beginning of Human Body
  • Quarter 2- Human Body and Ecosystems
  • Quarter 3- Heat Transfer, Energy and beginning of Weather
  • Quarter 4- Weather and Force and Motion

Social Studies-Social Studies Curriculum Standards –

Reading through non-fiction text while teaching US History from pre-colonial times to Reconstruction

  • Geography
  • Early People and Exploration
  • Early Settlements and the Colonies
  • American Revolution
  • Slavery and the Civil War
  • Growth and Change
  • A New Century (Government)
  • Education, Families and Cultures
  • Economics and Art
  • Technology