Elementary School - 5th Grade

5th Grade Curriculum

LANGUAGE ARTS

Reading and Literature
      • Oral reading
      • Reading comprehension 
      • Speed reading
      • Vocabulary building
Penmanship
      • Review of cursive writing formation through skill practice, word exercises, original composition, and sentence dictation
Spelling and Poetry
      • Weekly word lists on various categories and vocabulary study
      • Six poems committed to memory
Language
      • Writing Process
        • Sentences and sentence parts
        • Punctuation, capitalization, and quotation facts
        • Synonyms, antonyms, homonyms
        • Dictionary, thesaurus skills
        • Letters - business, friendly, post cards, thank-you notes
        • Making an outline
        • Writing a library research paper
        • Writing book reports Creative writing
      • Grammar
        • Recognizing and diagraming all eight parts of speech
        • Recognizing and diagraming complements
        • Word usage

HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY

      • Eight documents reviewed
      • Geography facts: terms, rivers, capitals, mountains, climate, deserts
      • Introduction to History and Geography
      • Fertile Crescent: Cradle of Civilization
      • Ancient Middle East
      • Middle East Today
      • Countries of Central and Southern Asia
      • Countries of the Far East
      • Egypt: The Gift of the Nile
      • Africa Long Ago
      • Africa in Modern Times
      • Ancient Greece: Home of Beauty
      • Rome: Ruler of the Ancient World
      • Christianity: The Greatest Force in History
      • England and the British Isles
      • Other Countries of Western Europe
      • Countries of Eastern Europe
      • "Land Down Under" and Beyond

SCIENCE

Animals
      • Amazing Mammals
      • A Variety of Vertebrates
Matter
      • Water, Air, and Earth
Energy
      • Force and motion
      • Electricity and magnetism
      • Engines: steam, internal combustion, jet propulsion, rocket engines
      • Light
Earth and Space
      • Geology: Treasures of the Earth
      • Oceanography: The Living Sea
      • Astronomy: The Nine Planets, Stars, Moon, Sun
      • Conservation: Preserving the Sea

HEALTH

Circulatory System
      • Life in the Blood
      • Your Hardy Heart
      • Pathways through Your Body
Nutrition and Physical Fitness
      • A Balanced Diet
      • Daily Food Guide Maintaining
      • Your Proper Weight
      • Raising Your Rate of Metabolism
      • Aerobic Endurance
      • Muscular Strength and Flexibility
Digestive System
      • Digestion Begins in the Mouth
      • Through the Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine, Liver, Pancreas
      • Absorbing Digested Foods
Interpersonal Relationships
      • Social Acceptance
      • Mental Awareness
      • Spiritual Warfare

ARITHMETIC

      • Place value of whole numbers and decimals
      • Mastery of fundamental operations
      • Story problems
      • Problem-solving strategies
      • Roman numerals
      • Measuring to the quarter inch
      • Calculating time
      • Making change Rounding off the whole numbers, money, decimals, and mixed numbers
      • English and metric measures
      • Converting measures within the same system and solving measurement equations
      • Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division involving fractions
      • Finding parts of a whole
      • Factoring
      • Divisibility rules
      • Probability
      • Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division involving decimals
      • Introduction to percents
      • Reading a thermometer
      • Negative temperature
      • Converting from a Celsius scale to a Fahrenheit scale and from a Fahrenheit scale to a Celcius scale
      • Solving algebraic equations
      • Graphs and scale drawings
      • Graphing ordered pairs
      • Reading schedules and charts
      • Basic geometric shapes
      • Perimeter and area
      • Squares and square roots
      • Estimation

BIBLE

      • Lessons such as Salvation Series, Life of Moses, Tabernacle, Joshua, Judges, Ruth, Jonah, Samuel, David
      • Memory verses
      • Hymns/choruses
      • Bible Doctrine

ACTIVITIES

      • Chapel
      • Spanish
      • Art
      • Music
      • Gymnastics
      • Field Trips