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Welcome to 5th Grade. We are looking exciting 2016-2017 school year. I will be teaching 5th grade Social Studies, 5th ELA and 4th ELA. On this page you will be find weekly lesson plans, homework, and project assignments guidelines. If you need to contact me, email me at mheard@stmorenews.com. If you would like to speak to me, email me and we will set up an appointment. Grades will be posted on www.edline.net. Edline is now grades only, lesson plans will be on this site Lesson Plans

LANGUAGE ARTS 

English and Reading will be taught in a Language Arts block this year.  Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, and Writing will be covered in English.  Every Friday there will be either a spelling or vocabulary test.  In reading they will use a basal reader as well as reading several novels.  Students should always have an outside reading book with them for DEAR time (Drop Everything and Read!). They will also have weekly visits to the library.


SOCIAL STUDIES (Ms. Heard)

 

Text:    Horizons - United States History   - Harcourt Publishing

 

5th Grade Social Studies will cover the history of the United States.  Included in this study will be a strong and consistent integration of geography, the humanities, citizenship, and economics.  Current events will also be addressed. The study of various types of maps will be implemented and students will be tested over maps.

 

Students’ mastery of the material will be assessed by Chapter and Unit tests.  Periodic map tests may also be administered.

 

Students will be responsible for daily classwork, homework, and occasional long and/or short term projects.