Math: Place value of whole numbers, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers, fractions, and decimals, measurement, data, and graphing, plane figures, and geometric concepts, ratio and proportion, and algebra.
Religion: The primary focus is learning The Seven Sacraments of the Catholic Church. Students are exposed to current events and learn how to react to them. Following the teachings of Christ is stressed throughout the whole day. Fifth Grade girls and boys are trained to be Mass Servers, expanding their understanding of Mass.
Reading: Our reading series includes whole group reading, RTI, vocabulary, read aloud, daily oral language, and book talks. The fifth grade students are encouraged to read independently from our extensive classroom library. We have an excellent classroom library, and listen to three novels on CD throughout the school year.
English: In addition to the Reading program, English skills are taught to provide students additional writing and grammar skills. Students learn how to write an excellent research report; Fifth Grade students write the report on a person of their choice in American History.
Spelling: Part of our Reading series, the spelling words for each week relate to that week’s story. The list is sent home Friday, followed by a Tuesday pre-test and the final on Friday.
Social Studies: Taught as a separate class, we believe that providing specific instruction in this subject helps students to gain a greater understanding about American History starting with The Silk Road, Mayans, Incas, Aztecs, through the Civil War.
Science: The big focus is on learning the Scientific Method, including many hands on experiments. We work hard to meet the State Standards for Fifth Grade.
Art: Guided by videos in our Art Series, we provide a wide range of art skills and experiences to our students.
Band: Fifth Grade students have the opportunity to participate in Band by joining students at Park Elementary twice a week, once for lessons and once for full band practice on Wednesday.
Specialists: We have specialists for Computer, Music, and Phy Ed.