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Fulton Elementary School th 5 Grade Curriculum Mrs. Brown Mr. Janezic Mrs. Nordquist Mrs. Pratt Mr. Telford Unity I dreamed I stood in a studio And when at last their task was and watched two sculptors there. done, they stood proud of The clay they used was a young what they had wrought. child's mind, and they fashioned For things they had molded into it with care. the child could neither be sold or bought. One was a teacher; the tools he used were books and music and And each agreed he would have art; failed if he had worked alone, One a parent with a guiding hand, For behind the parent stood the and a gentle, loving heart. school, and behind the teacher, the home. Day after day the teacher toiled, with touch that was deft and sure, (Author Unknown) While the parent labored by his side and polished and smoothed it o’er. th 5 Grade Website •Parent Handbook •Daily Schedule •Academic Websites •Specials Schedule _______________________________________ Science Life Science History and Physical Earth/Space Scientific Process Nature of Science Science Skeletal Science System Experiments Properties of Objects in the Science in Nervous Observations and changes Sky daily life System in matter Solar System Questions Muscular Important Simple contributions System Hypotheses Machines Gravity in science Motion and Phases of the Analysis and Forces moon Conclusions Communication Social Studies ____________________________________ American Civics and World History Geography Economics History Government JA Exploration Native Latitude and Declaration of Americans Longitude Biztown and Independence Colonization Chronological Identify States US American Timelines Constitution Revolution Use maps to Age of interpret Functions of Westward Revolution information Government Expansion Locate physical Civil War and human features JA Biztown - The culminating activity of our ECONOMICS unit. - Students run JA Biztown, a Junior Achievement model city, for one day. - Students learn about the concepts of opportunity cost, scarcity, needs, and wants. - They also are involved in the process of completing resumes and job applications. - May 2012 Halle Heart Children’s Museum - Aligns with our human body unit. - Interactive discovery center where students learn about how the circulatory system works. - Students learn risk factors of heart disease and stroke as well as lifestyle choices that should be made to maintain a healthy heart. ______________________________ Math Math Facts Build on Prior New Concepts Knowledge Memorization Multiplying of Multiplication, Decimals, division, averaging, Addition fractions, statistics, math Subtraction geometry, vocabulary and Multiplication measurement, terminology, Division conversions, Euler paths & problem circuits solving, & algebra. Re ading Readin g • Literature Studies - Frindle, Holes, My Side of the Mountain, Shiloh and more • Harcourt Series Themes - Survival, teamwork, creative individuals, courage, the world around us, and heroes. • Reading - Read Naturally skills practice to differentiate learning of reading comprehension skills and to improve decoding, fluency, and retell. - Analysis of vocabulary words. - In depth class discussions on Literature Study books to strengthen comprehension skills. Language Arts Writing Process • Incorporates Write From the Spelling Beginning – Harcourt Words – Tested with dictation • Pre-writing sentences • Drafting • Conferencing/Revising 6 + 1 Traits • Editing – Organization, Word • Publishing Choice, Voice, Sentence Fluency, • Reflecting Ideas, Conventions, Presentation The Responsible Thinking Process The Responsible • What are you doing? Thinking Process • What are the rules? teaches students to • What happens when you break a think about their rule? actions and be • Is that what you want to happen? responsible for their • What do you want to do now? own behavior. • What will happen if you disrupt again? Buddy Classroom Plan Homework Homework requirements will be different for each classroom. Please look at the individual teacher’s website to see you classrooms policy. Thank You! We are looking forward to an exciting, memorable school year! Thanks for your continued support as a partner in your child’s education!
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