Welcome to Fifth Grade!
Communications: The 5th grade reading anthology, Pearson Scott Foresman Reading Street, consists of a variety of fiction and non fiction reading selections. Included in our weekly readings are the spelling words and grammar activities. Each theme also includes a Reading-Writing Workshop and leveled readers. Throughout the school year we enhance our curriculum by assigning a variety of book projects and novel studies.
Mathematics: Our district's curriculum is Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's Math Expressions. This program provides students with a daily workbook for classroom lessons, follow-up practice, and an online resource for parents and students. We also incorporate daily word problems and technology to enhance students' mathematical skills.
Social Studies: Fifth graders study American History from Native Americans through the Civil War. Students enjoy researching famous explorers and creating dodecahedrons.
Science/Health: Topics we study in 5th grade are:
- Earth's Changing Surface
- Forces in Motion
- PEAK- Police Educating Area Kids
- The Human Story
- AIDS/ HIV
Art and Technology are integrated into all areas of the curriculum. Students meet with a media specialist for 30 minutes weekly. They also see a music and physical education specialist for 60 minutes each week.
We have a wonderful partnership with the First State Bank of Wyoming! They support our classroom on a weekly basis helping students to better understand the banking process in our classroom Government program.