Curriculum Overview

5th Grade Science:
Matter and Energy in Ecosystems
Human Brain and Senses
Earth and Space Systems
Engineering Design

5th Grade Mathematics: We will use the EnVisions math program this year. It is aligned with the Common Core state standards. Major topics of study include:

Numerical Expressions
Patterns and Relationships
Place Value
Operations with Multi-Digit Whole Numbers and Decimals to the Hundredths
Equivalent Fractions
Adding and Subtracting Fractions
Multiplication and Division of Fractions
Converting Units of Measure
Representing and Interpreting Data
Geometric Measurement
Graphing on the Coordinate Plane
Classifying Two Dimensional Figures by Properties

We also weave in Project Based Learning opportunities throughout our Math units. 

5th Grade Social Literacy: 5th graders will participate in a daily Social Literacy block. Students will delve into Social Studies topics through novel study and Project Based Learning. Within that framework, teachers have the opportunity to read to students (mentor texts), to read with students (shared texts), and to have students read independently (books or texts at their independent reading levels). During read-aloud time, shared reading, guided reading, and independent reading, students will have multiple opportunities to read and review various texts for the purpose of enhancing genre knowledge and attaining a deeper understanding of genre-specific information. Our major units will center around Native Americans, Colonial America, Invention and Innovation, and the American Revolution.