In reading, students are prepared for the increased academic demands of the future with contemporary and classical literary selections and activities that blend research and literary skills. Students continue to build an understanding of the parts of speech.
- Nouns as opposites and compound objects
- Principle parts, perfect tense, and easily confused verbs
- Reflexive and antecedent agreement pronouns
- Adjectives: demonstrative and proper
- Review adverbs
- Review prepositions
- Learn about coordinating and subordinating conjunctions
Students improve their writing skills by creating a:
- Personal narrative
- Newspaper editorial
- Research report
- Historical Fiction
- Comparative/Contrasting essay
- Free verse
- Cover letter
Fifth-grade students are challenged to apply their knowledge of operations of whole numbers to decimals and fractions. They continue developing pre-algebra skills and deepening their understanding of geometry, measurement, and data, and applying that knowledge utilizing STEM activities.
STEM activities throughout the year.
Students study the Eastern Hemisphere by geographical regions, beginning in the Middle East, where history began and continues with Asia, Africa, Europe, Australia, Oceania, and Antarctica. An exceptional map program provides superb geography skills practice. The course also contrasts Communism and Americanism.
- Research report and presentation
- On-campus memorial parade
Students continue their study of the different sciences
- Earth Science
- Layers of the earth
- Minerals and rocks
- Fossils and dinosaurs
- Atmosphere, severe weather, and weather forecasting
- Life Science
- Plant and animal adaptations
- Ecosystem changes
- Human respiratory and circulatory systems
- Physical Science
- Heat, sound, and light
- Measuring matter
- States of matter and physical changes
- Atoms and molecules
- Mixtures and solutions
- Science skills developed through observation, measuring, inferring, classifying, predicting, communicating, and hypothesizing.
- Conducting experiments, Identifying and controlling variables, and defining operations
- Students will collect, record, and interpret data
- Make models
- Evaluate unbiblical claims
Using the curriculum "The Fullness of Time," students are confronted with their need for Christ by developing six main themes in God's redemptive plan in the New Testament: glory, kingdom covenants, divine presence, law, wisdom, atonement, and priesthood.