Welcome to Fifth Grade!
Students will experience a balanced literacy program this year. They will learn about themselves as a reader and find books that are “just right” for independent reading. They will also experience read-alouds, shared reading, guided reading, and literature circles. Students will learn the importance of reading fluently as well as how to read a non-fiction text. Lastly, students will learn how to be an active reader and utilize a variety of strategies to help them deeply understand the text they are reading.
Skills taught will be place value, fractions, decimals, rounding, computation, measurement, geometry, and probability. Many of our tasks will involve problem solving and real life situations. Math often requires practice and drills to retain steps and facts.
Units covered in 5th grade:
Classification and the 5 Kingdoms
Force and Motion
Rocks and Minerals/ Earth
Sound and Light
Students will be learning about United States history up to the Civil War. We will utilize a variety of learning experiences, the Social Studies textbook as well as various non-fiction texts to explore the history of our nation. We will also complete collaborative projects in school.