5th Grade

Fifth grade students have two teachers. They have Math, Science, and Social Studies in the morning with Mrs. Heiden. They have Reading, Language Arts, and Spelling with Mrs. Kuhnle. Some special activities in 5th grade include: Scenic Manor, DARE, E4D, and Checkbook Math.

Science Units
Scientific Method and Variables, Cells, Matter (Chemical and Physical Changes, Forces), Biomes, Electricity, Simple Machines, Human Body Systems (Skeletal, Muscular, Digestive, Respiratory), Earth, Pollution

Social Studies Units
Map skills, Timelines, Ancient Civilizations, Native Americans, Explorers, 13 Colonies, American Revolution, Declaration of Independence, Government (3 Branches, Constitution)

Math Topics
Place value (millions to thousandths)(reading, writing, and comparing), Decimals (reading, writing, and comparing), Word problems, Computation (adding, subtracting, and multiplying, whole numbers and decimals)(dividing whole numbers), Fractions and mixed numbers, Percent, Measurement (perimeter, area, volume), Estimation, Geometry (vocabulary), Probability, Algebra (variables, simple equations, find the rule, patterns)

Language Arts Topics
Sentences, Grammar and punctuation, Parts of speech, Spelling, Process of writing, Writing for a variety of purposes, Listening and Speaking

Reading
Reading for a variety of purposes, Reading a variety of genres, Comprehension strategies, Fluency, Vocabulary development, Children's Choice Award literature, Themed story units, Novel studies