"Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education" - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
READING – Harcourt Brace is the adopted basal reading textbook used for instruction to ensure students’ exposure to a wide range of comprehension levels and literary skills.
SOCIAL STUDIES – Fifth grade textbooks/materials, “History Alive! America’s Past” are provided to assist teachers in meeting grade level curriculum objectives.
SPELLING – Harcourt Brace spelling book emphasizes word structure, decoding, and vocabulary development.
WRITING is an important integrated component of the fifth grade curriculum. The writing elements include: ideas; organization; voice; word choice; sentence fluency; conventions; and presentation. Writer’s Workshop plays an important role in our classrooms.
ENGLISH focuses primarily on grammar and mechanics using the Houghton Mifflin language book. Review and reinforcement of spelling and English mechanics are provided through the daily practice and application of skills.
MATHEMATICS – Scott Foresman math book is used in instruction along with supplementary materials, technology, and manipulatives.
SCIENCE core curriculum includes five science units developed by the school district and designed to meet the district and state science curriculum objectives. The five units are: Bones, Muscles, Brains; Mystery Powders; What’s the Matter; May the Forces Be With You; Guide to the Galaxy.
Homework is assigned to reinforce skills taught and is considered an important facet of the students’ learning experiences. Each student’s progress is reported quarterly on a report card. Conferences, phone calls, and notes are means of communicating students’ progress to parents. Parents are considered vital to the child’s success in school and are encouraged to volunteer and contribute.