Fifth Grade

Teacher Mrs. Shalena Stratton


  •  Daily Bible instruction with a challenge to apply God’s truth
  • Studying I & II Kings
  • 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
  • Memorization of Apostle’s Creed, Lord’s Prayer, Decalogue, and Books of the Bible


  • 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)


  • 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
  • Hugenots Garden
  • Shakespeare’s Macbeth
  • Phantom Tollbooth
  • McGuffey’s Fifth Reader (time permitting)


  • “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


  • Shurley English by Brenda Shurley
  • 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


  •  Accurate formula writing where students create sentences based on the grammatical patterns given
  •  Imitation writing based on lessons in Shurley English text, where students learn to summarize, outline, expand their vocabulary, and imitate the style of a well-written piece
  • 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


  • Saxon 65


  • Middle Ages history from the Fall of Rome through the Renaissance and Reformation, guided by The Story of the World:  Middle Ages text
  • Comprehensive Map Project
  •  Worksheets and map work to further understanding
  •  Projects based on class topics and readings
  •  Supplemental texts for enrichment


  • Text:  Science 6 for Christian Schools by Bob Jones University
  •  Earth Science, Biology, Heredity and Genetics


  •  Logos School Program with teacher-created supplements, depending on student’s ability


  •  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


  • Introductory Choral Music using the Kodaly Method
  • Folk songs, hymns, patriotic songs, and Christian holiday works are introduced and practiced


  • Twice a week with exercises, stretching, and games.
  • Emphasis on teamwork, good sportsmanship, and general fitness