Language Arts English, Houghton Mifflin The basis of the Language Arts curriculum is a working knowledge of the eight parts of speech: noun, verb, adjective, adverb, pronoun, preposition, conjunction, and interjection. In fifth grade subject, object, and simple possessive pronouns are studied along with the concepts of gender and case. Punctuation and penmanship are reviewed and stressed at all levels. The writing process is reviewed and used in a variety of ways. Writing friendly letters, business letters, thank you notes, answers to essay questions, directions, and persuasive and opinion essays are some examples of using the writing process. Complete paragraph writing, including main idea and supporting details, is reviewed and utilized. Proofreading and editing are employed at all times and are supported in the weekly spelling lessons. Research projects are a large part of the writing process. Each step of the research process is taught and practiced in class. Reading Reading, Scott Foresman This reading series was chosen because it is organized into skill lessons with multiple opportunities to practice each skill. The following skills are covered: Sequencing Compare and contrast Character Main idea and supporting details Generalizing Predicting Cause and effect Context clues Steps in a process Setting Graphic sources Paraphrasing Fact and opinion Theme Drawing conclusions Making judgements Plot Visualizing Text structure Author’s purpose and point of view Summarizing Students are also exposed to different kinds of poetry, similes, metaphors, idioms, alliteration, and a wide range of vocabulary. Book reports are assigned during the year. Spelling Spelling and Vocabulary, Houghton Mifflin The Spelling curriculum focuses not only on spelling principals, but also on vocabulary exposure. The following topics are covered: Long and short vowel sounds Syllabication /ou/, /oo/, /o/, and /oi/ vowel sounds Analogies Vowel +r Compound words Homophones Y to i Word endings VCV patterns Final schwa + r and schwa + l Words from other languages Prefixes and suffixes Greek roots Word structure Latin roots Proofreading Word histories and the etymology of words Dictionary and thesaurus use Real-world vocabulary related to a specific topic Social Studies Building a Nation and the World, Scott Foresman Early Life East and West Connections across Continents Colonial Life in North America The American Revolution Life in a New Nation Westward Expansion The objective of this program is to help the students create a vocabulary of Social Studies terminology, to allow the children to become familiar with map skills, and at the same time direct them into the world of history. These goals will be accomplished through teacher directed lessons, class discussions, and group and individual projects. Religion We Meet Jesus Through the Sacraments, Sadlier The curriculum is designed to encourage the lifelong journey of faith through community and guided by the spirit. It is designed to incorporate the whole church community. He is presented in the Sacraments of the Catholic Church. Mathematics enVisionMATH, Pearson Education, Inc. Whole Numbers Place-value, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Fractions Reading, writing, and comparing fractions, equivalent fractions, simplest form, and mixed numbers. Adding and subtracting like fractions. Decimals Adding and subtracting decimals. Geometry One-dimensional figures, two-dimensional figures, and three-dimensional figures. Perimeter and area. Customary Units of Measurement Data, Graphing, and Time Collect and organize data, median, range, mode, and mean. Line plot. Various graphs. Understanding time and elapsed time on a clock and a calendar. Algebra Expressions, order of operations, variables, function tables, and equations. Estimation is taught with whole numbers in all operations. Number Theory Divisibilty, prime and composite numbers, greatest common factors, and least common multiples. Introduction to exponents Problem Solving is taught and used daily. Science Science Studies Weekly https://www.studiesweekly.com/online/home Physical Science Life Science Earth- Space Science Spanish Spanish is intended to continue the students’ introduction to the language. Topics covered include: numbers, alphabet, basic greetings and dialogue, days, months, seasons, colors, body, family, house and weather. Students will also learn about the cultures of Spanish-speaking countries. Class participation in discussions and activities, along with learning vocabulary.