Fifth Grade

Bible

Through our CSI Bible Curriculum, our students will see the Bible as the story of God’s acts and words, written so that His people might know God and themselves, accept His gift of salvation, and live lives of joyful service and obedience. They will do this through the studies of the following units:
  • God’s Covenant People
  • Exile to Babylon
  • Judah’s Return
  • Gospel Writings: Jesus’ Birth and Early Ministry
  • Gospel Writings: Jesus’ Ministry
  • Sermon on the Mount
  • Parables of the Kingdom
  • Ministry around Galilee

Math

The Fifth Grade Mathematics Curriculum emphasizes the application of Number and Numeration, Measurement and Reference Frames, Operations and Computation, Geometry, Data and Chance, and Patterns, Functions, and Algebra. Students will:
  • Understand the meanings, uses, and representations of numbers, equivalent names for numbers, and common numerical relations.
  • Understand the systems and processes of measure; use appropriate techniques, tools, units, and formulas in making measurements.
  • Use and understand reference frames.
  • Compute accurately, make reasonable estimates, understand meanings of operations.
  • Investigate characteristics and properties of geometric shapes.
  • Apply transformations and symmetry in geometric situations.
  • Select and create appropriate graphical representations of collected or given data, analyze and interpret data.
  • Understand and apply basic concepts of probability.
  • Understand patterns and functions.
  • Use algebraic notation to represent and analyze situations and structures.

Social Studies

The Fifth Grade Social Studies Curriculum emphasizes United States history. Economics, geography, civics and government, and history are the standards that are presented throughout each topic of study. Students will:
  • Use global grid systems, identify major regions, describe physical and cultural characteristics, and locate states and capitals.
  • Identify the principles and purposes of a democratic government.
  • Describe the historical movements from early history up to the Civil War, with an emphasis on the American Revolution and the founding of the United States.
  • Research a state and complete a state project.

Physical Education

The Fifth Grade Physical Education Curriculum closely follows the CSI Curriculum and the age appropriate goals for students. PE activities this year will challenge students to develop their God given talents by being able to:
  • Demonstrate mature form and control when performing combinations and sequences in motion and skills related to games and movement.
  • Identify and apply techniques that improve performance of movement and games.
  • Follow activity specific rules, procedures, and etiquette in game play.
  • Know and understand applicable fitness terms as they relate to ways to live healthy lives.
  • Understand how participation in regular physical activity helps an individual reach specific health related goals.
  • Practice safe play while in the gym setting and during activities.
  • Accept decisions regarding rules infractions or decisions by teachers with grace and good sportsmanship.
As a result of health and wellness instruction in grade five, students will be able to:
  • Demonstrate healthy ways to express wants, needs, and feelings.
  • Explain how to make responsible decisions.
  • Know and understand the keys to health and wellness.
  • Explain how body systems work together in the amazing way God created them.
  • Explain ways the body changes and matures

Language Arts

The Fifth Grade Language Arts Curriculum is includes Reading, Writing, Spelling, English and Grammar, and Listening and Speaking.
  • The National Geographic Reach for Reading program provides units of study which focus on either a science or social studies topic.  Students will learn reading strategies to access complex text through content-based selections.
  • In Reading, students will read better, extend knowledge and understanding, use comprehension skills and strategies, explore theme concepts, and form and organize questions.  Reading units include Crossing Between Cultures, Nature’s Network, Justice, The Wild West, and Talking about Trash.
  • Students will complete project-based writing and writing in response to authentic questions.  Students will focus on writing to reinforce comprehension, develop writing fluency, and build writing skills.
  • The goal of vocabulary instruction is for students to gain an understanding of the concept that a word represents, to acquire its multiple meanings, to understand how it is used figuratively or metaphorically.  Reach for Reading provides multiple exposures to each word and myriad opportunities to hear, read, and use the work in reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

Science

The Fifth Grade Science Curriculum emphasizes emphasizes six main areas of study:  Nature of Science, Design Process, Physical Science, Earth Science, and Life Science.  Throughout the year students will:
  • Gain scientific knowledge by observing the natural and constructed world, performing and evaluating investigations and communicating their findings.
  • Participate in the design process.
  • Learn to use materials and tools safely and employ the basic principles of the engineering design process in order to find solutions to problems.
  • Describe weight and volume and measure weight and volume of various objects.
  • Demonstrate that mass is conserved even when a substance has undergone changes in state.
  • Observe, describe, and ask questions about patterns in the sun-moon-earth system.
  • Observe, describe, and ask questions about how changes in one part of an ecosystem create changes in other parts.
  • Design a prototype that replaces a function of a human body part and evaluate using selected criteria.
  • Gain an appreciation for the human body as created beings made in the image of God

Music

The Fifth Grade Music Curriculum focuses on compositional skills and expands performance skills and vocabulary, in addition to note and rhythmic reading.
Fifth Grade Choir: Unison and two part music is mastered.
Fifth Grade Beginning Band: Musical training in woodwind, brass and percussion instruments.
  • Compare, connect and integrate arts forms.
  • Identify and use appropriate vocabulary in fine arts areas.
  • Create and perform age-appropriate material in fine arts areas.
  • Analyze examples in fine arts areas, develop opinions and critique those examples.
  • Express emotions and relate ideas through each of the fine arts areas.
  • Understand and describe the function of each of the fine arts in various cultures.

Computer

The Fifth Grade Curriculum (standards from IDOE Math, Reading, and Technology Education Curriculum) for computer class:
  • Consistently use home row touch typing in daily work
  • Introduce Microsoft Excel
  • Digital citizenship
  • Reinforce math and reading using interactive activities
  • Reflect on Christian beliefs and relationship with God
  • Introduce Google docs and slides
  • Coding
  • Technology word recognition and spelling at grade level
  • STEM activities
The Fifth Grade Curriculum for art class will teach students to:
  • Learn the language of art and its connection to music and drama
  • Learn many ways art contributes to our lives
  • Learn that art is a form of communication
  • Experience different media and tools used in creating art
  • Create art that relates to other subjects and cultures
  • Recognize shapes, lines, color, texture, and value in two-dimensional artwork
  • Recognize form in three-dimensional artwork as having height, width and depth
  • Recognize the elements and principles of art in works of art
  • Build critiquing and analytical skills using famous artists’ work
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