About 5th Grade
5th Grade has a rigorous curriculum, and I have high expectations of my students. One of the defining principles is that students must show deep understanding of the content ... not just the surface.
For example, it's not enough to divide fractions. Students must draw visualizations and explain why the answer gets bigger instead of smaller.
It's not enough to identify a story's theme. Students must use citations to show how character's choices and story arcs create themes, and how the themes would change if the writer made different choices.
Writing is my first love, and your students will likely write more than they ever have before.
Students to learn how to create a structure, include personality, and how to revise to make writing as strong as possible.
There are six major strands to 5th grade science:
We focus on more than simply comprehension in 5th grade. We start examining how author's choices and points of view affect everything from word choice, themes, and how writing compares to other pieces.
5th Grade Social Studies focuses on U.S. History:
Math includes fractions, decimals and the base 10 system, the beginnings of algebra—including use of variables and basic functions.
Students also learn to apply mathematics to real-life situations via word problems.
Over the past few decades, the arts have been cut more than any other area. But not in my class. This year, we will do: