5th Grade

Week of August 12-14

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English/Language Arts ~ Mrs. Redding

English - Our curriculum is BJU Press. We learn about all parts of speech. There will be a test at the end of each chapter. Students really enjoy diagramming sentences

Writing -

Reading ~ Mrs. Redding

5th grade participates in whole class novels. Students will improve reading comprehension skills so they may become effective readers and apply reading strategies to understand, evaluate, and reflect on what they are reading.

Our novels are:

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

Small Steps: The Year I got Polio by Peg Kehret

Biography : Students will make a selection after Christmas

Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan

Bible ~ Mrs. Redding

Our curriculum is based on the three themes: God is Good at Life, God is Good at Bread, and God is Good at Victory by Nancy Tumlinson. Our students are familiar with the stories we study, but with our focus on a particular theme, students truly understand the importance these lessons.

Memory Verse - Students will learn a memory verse each week. It will be given on Monday and recited on Friday. The memory verse can be found on this site.



Math ~ Mrs. Whitt

enVision math is the primary source for 5th grade math. Multiplication and division are a big focus, but fraction and decimals is where we spend a lot of our time. We use lots of manipulatives, games, and cooperative learning groups to reinforce our learning, as well as partner work and independent work.


Science ~ Mrs. Whitt

Bob Jones is our primary source in 5th grade science, but students are given many opportunities to research different topics from approved sites on the internet. In 5th grade, we have the privilege of utilizing 8 donated Chromebooks, where students have options of creating slide shows, Google drawings, Google Documents and much, much more! Some of our topics of study include the layers of the earth, rocks and minerals, matter, ecosystems, biomes, and sound and light. We will visit our dry lab and wet lab to conduct experiments and learn what it is like to work through the scientific method. This year we will also be incorporating STREAM (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art, Math) into several of our lessons. Students will see God and all His beauty through our science curriculum.



Social Studies ~ Mrs. Whitt

Our main focus in 5th grade is the foundation of America. Bob Jones is our primary source, however, just like in science, students are given many opportunities to research different concepts from approved sites on the internet. Students will create slide shows, Google Drawings, Google Documents, and interactive notebooks to support their learning. Discussion groups are a big focus, and students will learn how to balance different roles in cooperative learning groups. Reading strategies are used as we learn all about God's plan for the 13 colonies and becoming the United States of America.



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