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Fifth Grade

Program Description
A fifth grade student experiences many opportunities for academic growth and spiritual development. The core of the curriculum includes a strong diversified Language Arts Program which includes reading, English, spelling and oral presentation skills. Students exchange classes for religion, math, science and social studies.

Main Themes/Skills

Religion focuses on the Eucharist, Reconciliation, the Sacraments, the liturgical seasons of the year, as well as ways to build a Christian community. Students learn basic Catholic doctrine and become aware of social justice.

Language Arts/Reading:
Reading centers on the examination of various forms of literature, character studies, author’s purpose and contextual word meanings, comprehension, and main ideas as well as details that support the theme of the novel.

Language Arts/English:
English emphasizes a continuation of building upon a foundation in basic grammar, using technology, how to prepare and write a research paper,construction of diverse forms of writing, appreciation and use of poetry.

Language Arts/Spelling:
Spelling examines and extends knowledge of basic rules that govern spelling, identification of prefixes and suffixes and their utilization, and application of words in a dictation format.

The Math curriculum engages students in basic computation skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Other highlights of inquiry look at fractions, geometry, measurement, graphing and ratios. Students use problem solving strategies with correct math terminology.

The Science curriculum explores the domains of life science,, physical science, earth science, and the human body systems.

Social Studies:
The Social Studies curriculum uses map and globe skills, studies various regions of the United States from early colonialism to modern America . Students will compare and evaluate the creation and details of the Constitution and study the different levels of government, local, state, and federal.

Highlights of Fifth Grade:
Science Expo, Altar Servers, Student Council participation, and Faith Partner Program.