Fifth Grade Course of Study

Language Arts

  • Students continue to refine reading skills by reading and discussing various literary pieces
  • Students move beyond learning to read and begin reading to learn

Math

  • Estimating and measuring
  • Multiplication and division
  • Standard, expanded, scientific notation
  • Functions, the coordinate plane & graphing
  • Geometric figures, area and perimeter
  • Mean, median, mode, averages
  • Order of operations
  • Place value
  • Math properties
  • Fractions and percentages
  • Inverse operations
  • Scale drawings
  • Powers
  • Algebraic equations

English

  • The writing process
  • Parts of speech
  • Main ideas and themes
  • Capitalization & punctuation
  • Summarizing
  • Writing persuasive, descriptive essays
  • Book reports

Science

  • Cells
  • Classification system
  • Plants
  • Weather and climate
  • The solar system
  • Matter
  • Atoms and elements
  • Kinetic & potential energy
  • Renewable and nonrenewable resources

Reading

  • Stresses vocabulary development, improved reading comprehension and introduction to good literature

Science

  • Motion & forces
  • Work and machines
  • Energy and power
  • Waves & sound
  • The electromagnetic spectrum
  • The solar system
  • Magnetism
  • Electric charges and current
  • Matter
  • The periodic table
  • Chemical reactions
  • Atoms and bonding

American History

  • First Americans
  • Settling America
  • The colonies
  • Seven Years War
  • The Constitution
  • Settling the far west
  • Industrial Revolution
  • The Civil War and Reconstruction

Spelling

  • Compilation of spelling lists

Art

  • Use of different media

Music

  • Exposure to different instruments
  • Musical notes
  • Rhythm & Harmony
  • Musical Beats

Spanish

  • Introduction to basic Spanish vocabulary

Physical Education

  • Exercise and fitness
  • Team sports
  • Swimming
  • Rules and Sportsmanship

Computers

  • Advanced Keyboarding
  • Microsoft WORD, PowerPoint, Excel

Manners

  • Secular ethics and violence reduction program
  • Classroom manners, respecting elders, eating manners, the golden rule, honesty, appropriate language, temper control, sportsmanship

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