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Fifth Grade & Sixth Grade Curriculum

Religion

  • Using “Voyages” materials students will learn about the key concepts of the Christian faith including law, gospel, confession, repentance, and grace
  • Lessons on the Word of God as revealed to us by our heavenly Father
  • A sequential summary of the life of Jesus from the gospel of Matthew
  • History of the early Christian church, Acts 2 – 16
  • Reformation and Martin Luther
  • Learn about the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod
  • Baptism
  • The Lord’s Supper

Math

  • Using whole numbers and decimals (place value, addition, subtraction)
  • Multiply and divide whole numbers
  • Multiply and divide decimals
  • Measurement (metric and customary)
  • Fractions: concepts, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division
  • Geometry
  • Ratios, proportion, and percent
  • Statistics; graphing and probability
  • Algebra: equations and integers

Reading

  • Students will experience literature from a wide range of genres
  • Reading with fluency and automaticity will be stressed
  • Vocabulary development
  • Comprehension strategies
  • Accelerated Reader

Spelling

  • Students learn major principles and patterns of English spelling
  • Students learn reliable spelling strategies that they can apply to both familiar and unfamiliar words

English

  • Parts of speech: verbs, nouns, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, conjunction, and interjections
  • Capitalization and punctuation
  • The writing process
  • Writing paragraphs
  • Writing letters
  • Research papers

Music

  • Recognize various tempos
  • Identify half, quarter and eighth notes and rests
  • Identify melodic direction
  • Sing partner songs
  • Hear and sing music from diverse cultures

Science

  • Scientific method
  • Cells
  • Genetics and heredity
  • Organism classification
  • Plant growth and responses
  • Invertebrates and vertebrates
  • Atoms, elements, and compounds
  • Matter – properties/changes
  • Energy, sound, and light
  • Forces and motion
  • Machines
  • Ecosystems
  • Weather
  • Earth’s crust
  • Rocks and the rock cycle
  • Solar system and the universe
  • Chemistry – acid base
  • Yellowstone ecosystem

Social Studies

  • Students reinforce map skills and world geography by studying the continents of Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia, South America, and North America

Art

  • Build an awareness of art in everyday life
  • Art appreciation and history
  • Explore perceptual awareness
  • Interweave production activities with a variety of media

Physical Education

  • Developmental activities including fitness, movement experiences, body mechanics, and fitness testing
  • Rhythmic activities which include folk dances, and rope jumping
  • Running and tag games, ball games, and relays
  • Skill instruction and drills
  • Lead-up games
  • Individual and dual activities

Computer Lab

  • Microsoft Word and PowerPoint
  • Web browsing software
  • Internet research skills
  • Enhance classroom curriculum