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Fifth Grade

Fifth Grade

Bible    

Daily Bible instruction with a challenge to apply God’s truth to all of life 

Studying I & II Kings, and selections from Daniel, Ezra, Haggai, Zechariah, Esther, Nehemiah and Malachi, and then study Matthew’s gospel to see how these types and shadows were fulfilled in the Kingship of our Lord Jesus Christ 

Chapel on Wednesdays with emphasis on the Ten Commandments and applying them to one’s life 

CREDO:  Weekly memorization of a verse and basic doctrinal truth done in classical question/answer format 

Penmanship

Students develop the facility to use either printing or cursive depending on requirements of the assignment (i.e. maps, some science, some math requires printing, other written work is done mostly in cursive) 

Reading

Grade appropriate books are chosen from the Logos School & Veritas Academy list 

Comprehension and interpretation exercises accompany each book 

Special reading selections are given to develop reading skills, comprehension and vocabulary acquisition 

Book reports on reading done out of class and book report projects based on age appropriate abilities (5 independent book reports done this year) 

Constant work done on comprehension, gathering information, reading for meaning or detail, and inference 

In-Class Reading

The Bronze Bow 

Rolf and the Viking Bow 

Adam of the Road 

Ink on his Fingers 

Huguenot Garden 

Phantom Tollbooth 

Spelling 

Spell to Write and Read and Wise Guide to Spelling by Wanda Sanseri 

Mastery of 70 phonograms and 28 spelling rules 

Integration of history, science, language, and math vocabulary 

Correct spelling and accurate copying required on all assignments 

Grammar

Easy Grammar level 5 by Wanda Phillips 

Mastery of Sieker Grammar chants on all nine parts of speech 

Correctly identify and label every word in certain sentence patterns according to it’s part of speech and usage in the sentence 

Writing

Accurate formula writing where students create sentences based on the grammatical patterns given 

Imitation writing based on lessons in Classical Composition Confirmation and Refutation, where students learn how to structure their thoughts for and against an idea, chain of events, method or narrative using the “heads of purpose” that are important in the later progymnasmata exercises  

Creative writing integrated with science and history 

Use of dictionary and thesaurus 

Questions on assignments answered in classical style 

Accurate spelling, well-written sentences and paragraphs required on all assignments 

Math

Singapore Primary Mathematics Level 5, with classroom activities in timed exercises and mental math  

Level Up mental math worksheets from mastery of math facts 

At the end of this class, successful students will be able to do the following:  

  • recognize place values up to millions 
  • approximate and estimate answers with whole numbers and decimals 
  • multiple and divide by tens, hundreds or thousands 
  • know the order of operations  
  • solve world problems  
  • multiply and divide by a two digit number 
  • add and subtract like and unlike fractions, mixed numbers and whole numbers 
  • find equivalent rations and compare three quantities 
  • measure and find unknown angles 
  • convert measurements from different units  
  • understand fractions and percent of a quantity 
  • calculate he average of a series of numbers 
  • determine the rate  
  • use line graphs to represent information 
  • calculate the sum of the angles of a triangle  
  • draw triangles, and identify isosceles and equilateral triangles 
  • recognize the beauty of M.C. Escher style tessellations 
  • find the volume of cuboid solids  

  

History

Middle Ages history from the Fall of Rome to the Renaissance and Reformation, guided by The Story of the World:  Middle Ages 

Comprehensive Map Project 

Teacher developed History Scrapbook and interactive Workbook  

 Worksheets and map work to further understanding 

 Projects based on class topics and readings 

 Supplemental texts for enrichment 

Science

Exploring the wonder of God's creation through Apologia’s Anatomy and Physiology, and Oregon plant and wildlife through teacher curated resources  

Latin

Most students will be working through Grammar Latin Level 3; Teacher created resources 

Art

Continuation of the application of the essential elements of art to individual designs and mediums 

Emphasis on drawing and replicating more complicated subjects from historical records and photographs 

Special projects integrate with history and include Celtic knots, linoleum cutting, and printing 

Music

Introductory Choral Music with the Kodaly method 

Folk songs, hymns, patriotic songs, and Christian holiday works are introduced and practiced 

P.E. 

Twice a week with exercises, stretching, and games. 

Emphasis on teamwork, good sportsmanship, and general fitness