Fifth Grade

EXPECTATIONS:

 

Social Skills:

Use standard etiquette in all areas of life. Exhibit ability to do collaborative work. Give respect to peers on a consistent basis. Communicate clearly with peers and adults, and begin to resolve conflicts using logic and reason. Are comfortable greeting new people and are at ease in social situation.

 

ACADEMIC SKILLS:

 

Speech

  • Speech is clear and distinct.

  • Presentations are given from the front of the room and students are coached on delivery, volume, diction, posture and expression.

  • Grammar is corrected when children speak in class.

  • New vocabulary is constantly introduced to allow children the opportunity to understand the broader scope of our world.

  • Poem recitation, including mandatory participation in the Poetry Contest.

 

Math

  • Mathematical properties

  • Exponents

  • Decimals – all operations

  • Fractions and mixed numbers – all operations

  • Proportion

  • Check writing

  • Perimeter, area, radius and diameter

 

English

  • Continue to strengthen skills in grammar, sentence structure and punctuation.

  • Parts of speech are reviewed extensively, including sentence diagraming.

 

Science

  • Science Fair project requiring model, experiment, and written research report.

  • Focus is on encouraging students to link theory to practical application.

  • Testing on how well students can apply book concepts to the scientific principles we see everywhere in the world around us.

  • Science experiments.

 

History/Social Science

  • Greece and Rome as ancient civilizations.

  • US history, including American colonies and their journey to freedom, the Civil War, Suffrage, the Great Depression, World 

  • War I and World War II, the Civil Rights Movement, communism and current events. Students memorize the first five amendments from the Bill of Rights.

  • Testing in essay format on students’ ability to understand the meanings behind historical facts.

  • Students are asked to compare past events to current events.

  • Mythology project incorporating research, writing and art.

 

Reading

  • Reading aloud daily.

  • Move from comprehension of simple ideas to complex ones.

  • Reinforce students’ ability to infer the meaning of new words. 

  • Phonics techniques are reinforced to aid them in reading new words.

  • Novels read together as a class.

 

Writing

  • Move from simple sentences to paragraph building.

  • Review of structuring arguments using outlines.

  • Concentration on letter writing.

  • Consistent creative journal writing.

  • Essay writing on historical and/or literary topics.

 

Speaking

  • Oral reports.

  • Poem recitation, including mandatory participation in the 

  • Poetry Contest.

  • Students are coached on delivery, volume, tone and enunciation.

ENROLLMENT FEES

Tuition:

2018-19 School Year Tuition Fee - $11,250.00

 

Tuition for the school year is $11,250.00.  This fee includes textbooks, workbooks, most supplies, and extracurricular courses (including Physical Education, Tai Chi, Music, Computers, Spanish, Dance, and Art) taught by specialists on a weekly basis.

Child Care:

Available Monday through Friday from 7:30 to 8:30 am and from 3:30 to 6:00 pm, except on days when our school is closed. The fee for this service is $100.00 per month.

CAMPUS TOURS

We encourage you to visit our school. Please contact us for a tour appointment. You may bring your child along and observe our classrooms.

HOURS OF OPERATION

Monday through Friday

7:30 am – 6:00 pm

 

Academic Day:

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

 

Before School Care:

7:30 am – 8:30 am

 

After School Care:

3:30 pm – 6:00 pm