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Fifth Grade

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The Basics
WELCOME to our Fabulous 5TH grade! In preparation for middle school and beyond, we will be doing much of our learning and communication through the Web! You will become familiar with grade twenty first century communication practices like edmodo, blogging, and portaportal. In addition, you will participate in both independent and group projects where you will stretch your thinking and apply your creative skills. Fun engineering and science projects are also planned. You will go on field trips, taking the knowledge you've gained in the classroom, and applying it to real world situations. This is also an exciting year as service opportunities in the school setting are available: safety patrols, green teams, lunch buddies, and K helpers.

Language Arts
To develop an appreciation for literature, our year will be spent reading a variety of fiction and nonfiction selections and novels. You will explore the world of writing using more than just a pencil and paper!

Math
Problem-solving strategies, logical reasoning skills, and algebraic thinking skills continue to be developed and refined. Work continues with numbers and operations on whole numbers, decimals, and fractions. Students explore topics in measurement, geometry, data analysis, and probability.

Accelerated Math
Expanded operations on numbers, elementary number theory, geometry, measurement, statistics, probability, patterns and functions. These topics, along with an introduction to algebraic symbolism prepare students for pre-algebra.

Social Studies

Get ready to apply your critical thinking skills including sequencing, categorizing, summarizing information, and drawing inferences and conclusions. Globes, atlases, maps, and the internet are our tools to discover the world’s geography, history, and culture. Our World Studies units will include Africa, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East just to name a few!

Science

Our scientific investigations will help us understand sound and visible light and the ocean environment. We discover that Earth’s surface is constantly changing and study classification and the structure of cells in plants and animals. Our Model Atom Projects develop our understanding the key concepts of matter, including those about atoms, molecules, elements, and compounds.

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