Fifth Grade Curricula

Judaics

  • Parshat ha-Shavuah
  • Chumash - Shemot
  • Mishna - Brachot
  • Navi - Shoftim
  • Chagim
  • Ivrit
  • Tefilah

 Resources: Teacher made materials, Gemara Berura, L'Havin L'Haskil

 

*Participants in the Middot program

 

Language Arts

Reading: Explicitly explain what the text says when drawing inferences from text; adequately summarize and determine a theme of a story; explain major differences between texts including poems; visual and oral presentations; compare and contrast patterns of events; use new vocabulary words appropriately; create, design, implement literature circles through the use of literature novels.

 

Writing: Introduce a topic or text clearly; create an organizational structure in which related ideas are grouped to support the writer’s purpose; provide a clear opening and concluding statement; use a variety of transitional words, phrases, and clauses to manage sequence of events; produce clear and coherent writing; use technology and other resources to research topics; use a variety of narrative techniques; explain author’s purpose; draw evidence from literacy or informational texts to support analysis; grammar rules

Resources: McGraw-Hill Reading Series; Variety of literature books; Teacher made materials, Paragraphology

 

Mathematics

Students write and interpret numerical expressions. Relationships and patterns become clearer and students analyze, graph, and order them. Students apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division. Students use equivalent fractions as a strategy to add and subtract, convert, and solve real world problems. The students are encouraged to use the interactive text to bring learning to life and foster interactions with mathematical concepts in a variety of ways.

Place value as a system; multi-digit whole numbers with decimals; measurement; represent and interpret data; geometry concepts; classifying

Resources: McGraw-Hill My Math; Teacher made materials

 

Science

In our hands-on science lab and outdoor garden area, students explore and observe the following topics:

  • Energy/speed
  • Properties of Matter
  • Solar system
  • Maryland’s water system/oceanography
  • Human body
  • Life cycle

 

Social Studies

  • American history - Immigration
  • Western Expansion
  • Colonial era
  • Government

Resources: Regions; American History; Teacher made materials

 

*Student Government Participants - Representatives, School President

 

Additional Co-Curricular:  Art, Technology, Physical Education