5th Grade

Faith Lutheran Academy - 5th Grade

Faith Lutheran Academy - 5th Grade

Bible Study: The Christian Faith is integrated into all aspects of the curriculum.  God’s Word is studied and shared so children develop a personal relationship with God, seeking His guidance and forgiving love in Christ.  Students hear how God makes himself personally known to us in the sacraments of baptism and Holy Communion.  Christian principles of repentance and forgiveness are explored as students interact with one another.  Memory Work is given to students to strengthen their relationship with God and His Word.  Once a week, the fifth grade students come together with other students in the school for a weekly Chapel service.  Students also present one chapel message each year.

Literacy/Language Arts: Through the reading of both literary and expository texts, students will gain literary and content knowledge as well as familiarity with various text structures and elements.   Teacher-directed mini-lessons introduce, develop, and reinforce oral reading fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and literary language, along with reading skills and strategies. Students will use the writing process to create clear and coherent writing pieces with focus on proper grammar, capitalization, spelling, and punctuation.  The goal will be to create between a 5 paragraph and two page writing piece with precise language, varied sentence beginnings, and transitional words and phrases. The writing process will incorporate collaboration with others. The formation of writing pieces must show organization, a sense of purpose, and explicit detail.

Math: Mathematical concepts reviewed and developed in fifth grade include numbers and operations, pre-algebra, geometry, measurement, data analysis and probability, as well as multi-step problem solving. Whole-group, small-group, and individual learning experiences provide opportunities for differentiated instruction. Through the use of traditional methods, as well as technology-based tools, students regularly practice timed math facts and other math-related skills to reinforce those concepts introduced in class.  In addition, students participate in mathematical investigations, allowing students practical application of concepts.

Science:  Applying the scientific method of inquiry when investigating science concepts, fifth-grade students continue to explore the world around them as young scientists. Especially focusing on the areas of life and physical science, Foss labs are the foundation for learning, while concepts are reinforced with other technology-based activities, content-area reading, small-group exploration and research, as well as field trips and guest speakers. Students participate in a culminating science experience in which they are able to apply the knowledge and skills developed throughout the year, and then share and display results for other students.

Social Studies:  Students will focus on U.S. History, Mapping Skills, Geography, Political History, Social Issues, Cultural Heritage, Economics, and Research. While studying our Nation’s Government, students will review how our government was formed; understand important aspects of citizenship, review state’s rights, and federal mandates.