5th Grade Curriculum

Bible

The Holy Bible
Building on the Rock; Stewardship, Summit Ministries
  • Teacher directed Bible study with multi-sensory follow-up activities
  • Praise and worship music
  • Corporate prayer time
  • Weekly chapel
  • Weekly scripture memory

Language Arts

Reading:
Various novels and library books from different genres

Students continue to develop comprehension and fluency
Nonfiction stories are read and analyzed
Literature units revolve around compelling concepts from across the curriculum
Quarterly required book reports

Current Novels (subject to change)
  • Call it Courage, by Armstrong Sperry
  • Blue Willow, by Doris Gates
  • Under the Blood Red Sun, by Graham Salisbury
  • Missionary biographies by various authors

Writing:
Write Source grade 5 - Sebranek, Kemper and Meyer --Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Writing Genres:
  • Descriptive Writing
  • Narrative Writing
  • Expository Writing
  • Research Writing
  • Persuasive Writing
  • Response to Literature
  • Creative Writing of Poems and Stories
Other:
Grammar - Easy Grammar Grade 5
Weekly spelling and vocabulary lessons – Purposeful Design and Scholastic
 

Math

Go Math!, Harcourt, Inc.
  • Systematically teaches math concepts through active participation
  • Introduces problem-solving success through early exposure and continual practice of key math concepts and fundamental concept connections
  • Exposes students to calendar, clock, money, measurement, calculators and computers
  • Students analyze data, see patterns, explore mathematical relationships and number theory
  • Continue working with addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, place value, fractions, decimals, integers, and percents
  • Beginning Algebra
  • Beginning Geometry
  • Consistent connections between math and language
  • Math vocabulary development
Typical Multi-sensory Activities:
  • Geo Boards
  • Board games designed to practice key math concepts and fine tune basic skills
  • Puzzles

Social Studies

Heritage Studies 5 for Christian Schools, Bob Jones University Press
Heritage Studies 5 for Christian Schools Workbook, Bob Jones University Press
  • Map study
  • U.S. Regions
  • Introduction to automobiles and airplanes
  • World Wars I and II
  • Economics
  • Famous Americans
  • The Great Depression
  • American Traditions
Typical Multi-sensory Activities:
  • Incorporates literature and biographies
  • Field Trips
  • Videos
  • Guest Speakers
  • Special Seasonal Events
  • Patriotic Music

Science

Science 5, BJU Press

 This science curriculum is designed to help students develop knowledge of God, encourage Christian growth through the understanding of the Bible worldview, and promote science literacy.
  • Major units of study include creationism, minerals and rocks, fossils and dinosaurs, matter, energy and heat, weather, sound and light.
  • Students create and present a science fair project using the scientific method.
Typical Multi-sensory Activities:
  • Fields Trips
  • Demonstrations
  • Simulations
  • Lab indoors and outdoors

Co-Curricular Classes

  • Music
  • Spanish
  • PE
  • Library
  • Art
  • Band