What to Expect in 5th Grade
"Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these." Mark 10:14
Ancient History (Mystery of History): Our study of history in 5th grade begins with creation and ends with the resurrection while examining Biblical connections. Students enjoy memorizing timelines, characters, and early modern history facts. Student reading selections include The Golden Goblet and The Children’s Homer.
Language Arts (Michael Clay Thompson, Classic Literature): Students are immersed in rich, classic literature to practice fluency and comprehension skills. A favorite is The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe. They receive explicit instruction in correct paragraph and essay construction, grammar, and poetry. Students practice four-level sentence analysis and examine Latin root word parts and their meanings.
Science (Elemental Science): Students learn about our Creator and His creation through Biology in the fields of animals, plants, and the human body. At least once a week, the teacher plans a hands-on investigation or experiment. Students participate in frog dissection and the reading about Christian scientists who have influenced today’s world.
Math (Saxon): Saxon 6/5 introduces to the concepts they'll need for life and higher education, including divisibility; multiplication; integers; prime and composite numbers; powers; roots; probability; statistics; patterns and sequences; geometry and measurements; and ratios
Fifth grade students have the opportunity to participate in specials (Art and PE).
Fifth grade students receive 30 minutes of vocabulary Latin instruction twice a week. Vocabulary is learned through music, chants, flash cards, and more.
Classroom and family come together for "Grandparents Day", "Muffins with Mom" and "Donuts with Dad." Students enjoy a Thanksgiving Feast, Christmas Around the World, Valentines celebration, and an Egg Hunt. At Christmas time, each class will perform a song while the end of the year is reserved for "Night of the Stars", a fine arts talent and arts celebration.
Fifth grade students celebrate “Ancients Day” with their 1st grade buddies!
Students enjoy playing together outside during recess for 30 minutes each day.