5th Grade

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  • Study each of the Seven Sacraments and be able to recognize the special symbols and actions used during the reception of each one. They will grow in their understanding of each Sacrament as a special encounter with Jesus.
  • Appreciate the Bible as the Word of God and know how to correctly find a specific biblical reference.
  • Become familiar with the main parts of the Mass.
  • Know the different liturgical seasons.
  • Be challenged daily to be the presence of Jesus in their world.


  • Life Science
    • Characteristics of living things
    • How living things reproduce, grow and adapt
    • Proper use and care of microscope
  • Physical Science
    • Matter and its chemical and physical properties
    • Development of the atomic theory of matter
    • Newton’s Laws of Motion and different forms of energy
    • Static and current electricity
    • Proper use of triple beam balance
  • Earth Science
    • Layers of and changes in the Earth
    • Rock cycle and Kinds of rocks Astronomy
    • Solar system Biology
    • Respiration, excretion and reproduction
  • Laboratory experiences include “Food and Nutrition” and “Models and Decisions” FOSS kits.


  • Students will be able to do the following
  • Recognize and read numbers to from the thousandths to the billions place
  • Two digit division
  • Addition, multiplication, subtraction and division of decimals, fractions and mixed numbers.
  • Calculate area, perimeter and volume of different objects
  • Find the mean, mode, medium and range of data
  • Apply different strategies to solve problems
  • Recognize and classify different geometric shapes.
  • Properly use protractors to measure angles

Social Studies

  • Themes in American History promote the development of thematic units. Our study focuses on:
    • The Geography of the Western Hemisphere
    • People and Culture of the Western Hemisphere
    • Early Indian Civilizations
    • European Explorations
    • Settlement of North America
    • Connections to Countries in North, Central and South America
    • Colonization and Conflict
    • Fight for Independence

Language Arts

  • Listening
    • Students will develop effective listening skills by
    • Using appropriate social skills in classroom discussions and conversations
    • Recalling information and summarizing
    • Identifying point of view and author’s purpose
    • Selecting important information for note taking
  • Speaking
    • Students will develop effective oral communication by
    • Utilizing clear, effective speech to communicate ideas
    • Using clear speech patterns and correct pronunciation of words
  • Reading
    • Students will become fluent readers and be able to read a variety of materials with understanding by:
      • Continuing to refine techniques in oral reading
      • Continuing to develop strategies for comprehension of reading material
      • Continue to refine skills in reading for details and research purposes
  • Writing
    • Students will develop the ability to effectively express ideas and transmit information through written language by:
      • Continuing to develop the ability to clearly communicate thoughts and ideas in complete sentences
      • Writing effectively in a variety of formats
      • Continuing to develop ability in creative writing of all types
      • Continuing to expand written vocabularies
      • Continuing to develop the ability to use the writing process
  • Grammar
    • Students will further their understanding of the use of
      • Nouns
      • Pronouns
      • Adjectives
      • Adverbs
      • Verbs
      • Prepositions
      • Conjunctions
      • Interjections
      • Sentences
      • Punctuation
      • Capitalization
      • Diagrams


  • Materials and Techniques:
    Reinforce previous skills, adding identification of different periods of art, observing/understanding symbolism used in different cultures, and how art reflects and records history in various cultures. Students will build upon their visual art vocabulary, form, value, space, rhythm, proportion.
    They will study foreground middle & back-ground, as well as the use of positive and negative space.
  • Subjects:
    Other cultures, famous artists, space, mythology, personal objects, family, nature.


  • Computer Literacy
  • Using Software Applications: cutcopy, paste, spell checker, page setup, print preview, printing options, page orientation, add and remove toolbars, shortcut keys, page numbering, page breaks, graphics, alignment, margins, headers and footers, text boxes, help
  • Microsoft Office Word: compose, edit, and revise a variety of documents, clipart bulleting, wordart, text wrapping, ordering, thesaurus
  • Microsoft Office Excel: Spreadsheets, charts/graphs, Formulas and functions
  • Microsoft Office Publisher: Greeting Cards, Newsletters
  • Image Editing: Adobe Photoshop
  • Instructional Software Use:  (Ex. Carmen USA)
  • Ethical Use of Technology (Covered in Library Classes)
  • Using Technology for Research (Covered in Library Classes)
  • Internet Use
  • Keyboarding


  • Review and reinforce skills previously taught
  • Use the RILINK (Rhode Island Library Information Network for Kids) catalog
  • Locate information using various reference sources both print and non-print
  • Review how to evaluate websites
  • Review study skills and searching skills


  • Obtain knowledge of various composers and historical periods in music
  • Identify and understand the characteristics of instruments of other cultures
  • Use standard notation to record music ideas and compose original compositions

Physical Education

  • Physical Fitness:
    To be able to perform the physical skills with some degree of proficiency.
    To be able to verbalize what exercise is and why it is needed.
    To describe what cardiovascular exercise is and and relate it to everyday activities
  • Students will be able to play a team game displaying the following skills with proficiency:
    • Running
    • Throwing
    • Dribbling
    • Passing
    • Guarding
    • goal keeping
    • To demonstrate teamwork and fair play during a game.
    • To play the game effectively


  • All students learn how to pray Hail Mary and Our Father in Spanish. They also sing Spanish children’s songs.
  • Vocabulary, short essays on Spanish Culture, comprehension questions
  • Conjagation of Er and Ir verbs in present tense
  • Conjagation of irregular verbs in present tense
  • Directions and location, possessive adjectives
  • Read short stories in Spanish and comprehend what is read