• Read a variety of literary forms including fiction, nonfiction, and poetry
    • Categorize information, identify cause and effect relationships, describe the development of plot, theme, and characterization
    • Write creatively to describe, inform, entertain, and explain
    • Learn editing techniques with emphasis upon grammar, capitalization, spelling and punctuation
    • Develop research skills by  learning to synthesize information from a variety of resources with emphasis upon paraphrasing, summaries, and identification of information sources
    • Listen, draw conclusions, and participate in discussions across content areas
    • Make planned oral presentations
    • Learn appropriate fifth grade spelling words


  • Fifth grade students should be well versed in their addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division tables through 12 BEFORE coming to fifth grade.  Should your child be weak with regard to any of these skills, nightly study is needed to strengthen the weak areas. 

    • Place value through hundred millions
    • Computation and estimation using paper and pencil, mental calculations, and calculators
    • Multiplication and division with remainders of whole numbers and decimals
    • Fractions including adding and subtracting
    • Measurement – standard and metric
    • Geometry
    • Probability and statistics
    • Word Problems
    • Patterns, functions, and algebra + working with the concept of variable


    • Force, motion, and energy to include frequency, waves, vibrations, refraction, etc.
    • Living systems to include the five kingdoms
    • Interrelationships in earth/space systems with emphasis on the geological and physical characteristics of our oceans
    • Earth patterns, cycles, and changes including the rock cycle, earth history, fossils development, and plate tectonics
    • Human impact on the earth
    • Matter to include atoms, molecules, elements, compounds, mixtures, and solutions

Global Studies

    • Five themes of geography
    • The United States
    • Canada
    • The Continents and oceans
    • Europe
    • Russia and the former Soviet Union
    • Middle East and North America
    • Sub-Saharan Africa
    • South Asia, East Asia
    • Southeast Asia
    • Latin America and South America
    • Oceania and Antarctica


    • Basic understanding of computer theory
    • Basic technology skills including vocabulary, keyboarding, and technology strategies
    • Process, store, retrieve, and transmit electronic information
    • Communication through application software