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5th Grade

Welcome to fifth grade at Greenfield. We pride ourselves on being a community of learners, teaching not only academics but the Greenfield values of Responsibility, Organization, Achievement and Respect.  


Our approach to learning is student driven, with emphasis on student inquiry, discovery, and connections. Questions to guide learning are posed by the teachers and students investigate, collaborate and synthesize their understanding to find their own answers. Our goal is for students to become self-directed, independent learners.


Amanda Kehoe - amanda_kehoe@ccpsnet.net

Ashley Hemmy -  ashley_hemmy@ccpsnet.net

Bridget Phipps -  bridget_phipps@ccpsnet.net


Math

Our goal in mathematics is for all students to become competent problem solvers and logical thinkers.
Students should understand the “hows” of math, but more importantly the “whys” of math. Math instruction incorporates small group learning, hands on activities to make the connections from concrete to abstract understanding, as well as whole group instruction. In order to give depth of understanding, students are asked to justify and explain their mathematical procedures and answers, in words and writing.

 

Science
Making science as hands on as possible through a variety of experiments is the goal of our science curriculum. Students are excited to implement scientific investigation as we learn about Matter, Animal Kingdoms, Sound, Light, Geology and Oceans.

Social Studies
Our social studies curriculum centers on Global Awareness through the study of world cultures. Students explore the history and cultures of countries from all the continents. The impact of geography on culture and history is an anchor for our learning, using the Five Themes of Geography. Historic as well as current world events are addressed as we explore our place in the Global Community.