5th Grade


Welcome to Fifth Grade!

CURRICULUM OVERVIEW

 
RELIGION
  • Christ Our Life: (We Believe/New Evangelization Edition)
    • God Calls Us to Faith
    • God is Great and Good
    • God’s Plan is a Plan of Love
    • Jesus is with Us on Our Way
LANGUAGE ARTS
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Journeys (ELA/Literacy program aligned to the Common Core ELA Standards)

Encompasses:

    • Vocabulary, Vocabulary Strategies
    • Word Study
    • Grammar
    • Spelling
    • Close Reader
    • Writing Handbook
  • 3 Structured Writing Assignments:  Narrative, Descriptive, Informational
  • Literature:  Charlotte’s Web, Sarah, Plain and Tall, Stuart Little, There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom
  • Figurative Language
  • Accelerated Reader Program — Personalized goals for independent reading practice
 
MATHEMATICS
  • McGraw-Hill, My Math (aligned to Common Core Math Standards)
    • Numbers and Operations in Base Ten:  Place Value/Addition/Subtraction
    • Operations and Algebraic Thinking:  Multiplication/Division/Properties/Equations
    • Numbers and Operations:  Fractions
    • Measurement and Data:  Measurement/Data/Perimeter/Area
    • Geometry
 
SOCIAL STUDIES
  • Houghton Mifflin, Communities
    • Community and Geography
    • America’s Early Communities
    • People Move from Place to Place
    • Community Government
    • Making Economic Choices
    • Celebrating People and Cultures

SCIENCE

Students in third grade develop an understanding of key concepts through hands-on lab experiences to help them make sense of the world around them. The NGSS performance expectations in third grade science blend the core ideas with scientific and engineering practices as well as crosscutting concepts to support students in developing usable knowledge to explain real-world phenomena in scientific terms. In the third grade performance expectations, students are expected to demonstrate grade-appropriate proficiency in asking questions and defining problems; developing and using models, planning and carrying out investigations, analyzing and interpreting data, constructing explanations and designing solutions, engaging in argument from evidence, and obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information.

There are eight science disciplinary core ideas in 3rd-grade science:

  • Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions
  • From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
  • Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
  • Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits
  • Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
  • Earth’s Systems
  • Earth and Human Activity
  • Engineering and Design

 

ENRICHMENT CURRICULUM

 
FIELD TRIPS
  • Tanaka Farms
  • Apple Store
  • Heritage Hill
  • Laguna Beach Art Museum & culminating art activity
  • Segerstrom
  • Planetarium
  • Pacific Marine Mammal Rescue
  • Irvine Outdoor Ranch
 
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
  • Movement concepts
  • Social skills
  • Team building
  • Flexibility
  • Locomotor Movement
  • Manipulative skills
  • Fitness Concepts
  • Healthy choices
  • Dance
 
ART
  • Perceive and describe rhythm and movement in works of art and in the environment.
  • Describe how artists use tints and shades in painting.
  • Identify and describe how foreground, middle ground, and background are used to create the illusion of space.
  • Paint or draw a landscape, seascape, or cityscape that shows the illusion of space
  • Some Projects include:
    • Sculpture: clay assemblage and mixed media
    • Mask Making – Cultural Masks with Paper Mache
    • Acrylic Painting of Saint of Choice
    • Picasso Portraits of friend using drawing and perspective
    • Clay animals using Pinch Pot egg forms
    • Native American blanket scaled drawings showing patterns
    • Drawing Shade and shadow a ball with a cast shadow on a table.
    • Introduce complementary colors.

Lego Person Self Portrait

Overlapping and intersecting line study

MUSIC
  • Listen to, analyze, and describe music.
  • Apply vocal and instrumental musical skills.
  • Sing and memorize songs from diverse cultures.
  • Read and notate rhythms and notes.
  • Understand the historical contributions in cultural dimensions of music.
 
SPANISH
  • Hola! McGraw Hill
    • Numbers 0 through 1,000
    • Greetings
    • Interrogative words
    • Classroom vocabulary
    • Introduction to gender/noun agreement
    • Introduction to definite/indefinite articles
    • Introduction to plural forms of nouns and adjectives
    • Introduction to adjective/noun agreement
    • Colors with geometric shapes
    • Days of the week and months of the year
    • Basic use of the word SER
    • Basic use of the word IR
    • Expressing likes and dislikes
    • Expressions with GUSTAR
 
TECHNOLOGY
  • Internet Safety and Digital Citizenship — Online Safety, Cyberbullying, Copyright, Social Networking

 

Monday 9/16:  

Math p. 67 – 69 

Reader’s Notebook (RN) p. 27, 28 (due Thurs.)

Tuesday 9/17:

Math – study for ch.1 test – tomorrow!

RN p. 29, 30 (due Thurs.)

S.S. – Ch 1 L. 2 (open book)

Wednesday 9/18:

Math – none

Handwriting p. 10,11

Science – quiz (open book)

Thursday 9/19:

Math – Diagnostic p. 35

ELA – Sp. City Spelling Test, Quizlet – vocab. test, review study guide and vocab. strategies.

New Week:

Monday 9/23:

*Picture Day – Please wear full mass uniform!

Math:  p. 85, 86 plus R or E

Reader’s Notebook:  p. 39,40

Tuesday, 9/24:

Math p. 97, 98 plus R or E

Reader’s Notebook:  p. 41, 42

Wednesday 9/25:  Mass in the gym at 9:30.  Please wear full mass uniform! 

Math:  p. 103, 104, plus R or E

Handwriting:  p. 12,13

Thursday 9/26:  Sp. City Spelling Test, Quizlet – vocab. test, review study guide and vocab. strategies.

Also:  Please wear full mass uniform tomorrow for our field trip to the Hilbert Museum of CA Art in Orange.

Week of Sept. 30th:

Monday, 9/30:

Math p. 109, 110

Reader’s Notebook p. 51, 52

“Extra work”- typing.com or math facts or spelling city or quizlet or read extra time

(Pack a snack to bring to Montage tomorrow)

Tuesday, 10/1:

**Plein Air painting at Montage 

Math – none

R.N.- p. 53, 54

Handwriting p. 14, 15

**Please wear full mass uniform tomorrow!

Wednesday, 10/2:

**Mass Day!

Math – p. 111, 112

Social Studies Ch. 1 test tomorrow – study chapter and study guide

Thursday, 10/3:

Math – p. 123, 124

ELA – Sp. City Spelling Test, Quizlet – vocab. test, review study guide, RN pages and vocab. strategies.

**Spelling test and ELA test tomorrow!

Week of October 7th:

Monday, 10/7:

**Make up picture day today at 8:15 a.m.  Please wear your full mass uniform!

Math: Check My Progress p. 37

ELA:  Reader’s Notebook p. 63, 64

S.S.:  Ch. 2 L. 1 (open book)

Tuesday, 10/8:

Math:  p. 129, 130 plus R

ELA: Reader’s Notebook p. 65, 66

S.S.:  Ch. 2 L. 2 (open book)

Wednesday, 10/9:

Mass today in the gym at 9:30 a.m. – Full mass uniform.  All are welcome!

Math: p. 135, 136 plus R

Science:  Crossword puzzle, unscramble words and matching (all related to our study of the sun).

Thursday, 10/10:

Math: p. 141, 142 plus R

ELA – Sp. City Spelling Test, Quizlet – vocab. test, review study guide, RN pages and vocab. strategies.

**Spelling test and ELA test tomorrow!

Homework for the week of Oct. 14th

Monday, 10/14:

Math – Ch. 2 Review p. 145 – 147

Reader’s Notebook – p. 75, 76

Study Science notes – test on Wednesday!

**full mass uniform tomorrow – field trip

Tuesday, 10/15:

Field Trip to the Apple Store – MV

Math – Chapter 2 Test tomorrow!

Reader’s Notebook – p. 77, 78

Study Science notes for tomorrow’s test!

Wednesday, 10/16:

Mass today in the gym at 9:30 a.m. – Full mass uniform.  All are welcome!

Math – Am I Ready p. 151, 152

Handwriting – p. 16, 17

ELA – Direct/indirect objects – w.s.

Thursday, 10/17:

Math – Am I Ready p. 57

Science – Quizlet –  Study for Friday’s final test!

ELA – Sp. City Spelling Test, Quizlet – vocab. test, review study guide, RN pages and vocab. strategies.

**Spelling test and ELA test tomorrow!

Week of October 21st:

 

Monday, 10/21:

Math:  p. 173, 174

Reader’s Notebook:  p. 87, 88

 

Tuesday, 10/22:

Math:  p. 179, 180

Reader’s Notebook:  p. 89, 90

Wear red socks tomorrow (10/23)

 

Wednesday, 10/23: Minimum Day – 12:15 dismissal (Conferences)

Math:  p. 181, 182

Handwriting p. 18, 19

**FULL MASS UNIFORM TODAY

 

Thursday, 10/24:  Minimum Day – 12:15 dismissal (Conferences)

Math p. 187, 188

 ELA- Sp. City Spelling Test, Quizlet – vocab. test, review study guide, RN pages and vocab. strategies.

**Spelling test and ELA test tomorrow!

**You may wear red tomorrow – free dress

Week of October 28th:

Monday 10/28:

Math:  p. 205, 206 and reteach or enrich

ELA:  Windcatcher ch. 1-2 questions (if not completed in class)

Unit 1 vocabulary p. 8,9.10

Tuesday 10/29:

Math:  p. 207, 208

ELA:  Windcatcher ch. 3-4 questions

Unit 1 vocabulary p. 11,12,13

Wednesday 10/30:

Math:  p. 213, 214 plus reteach or enrich

ELA:  Windcatcher ch. 5-6 questions 

Unit 1 vocabulary – ALL VOCAB. PAGES DUE TOMORROW

**You may come dressed in your Halloween costume tomorrow!  Parade will be first thing in the morning after assembly.

Thursday 10/31 – Happy Halloween!

Math:  none

ELA:  study for vocab. Unit 1 test – tomorrow!

**Copy of your speech to me by tomorrow!

**Full mass uniform tomorrow – All Saint’s Day – Mass is at 9:30 am in the gym.  All are welcome!

Week of November 4th:

Monday, 11/4:

Math: p. 219, 220 plus reteach or enrich

ELA:  Unit 2 p. 18,19,20

ELA:  Windcatcher ch. 7-8 questions (if not completed in class)

*Practice memorizing your speech!

Tuesday, 11/5:

Math: p. 231, 232 plus reteach or enrich

ELA:  Unit 2 p. 21, 22,23

ELA:  Windcatcher ch. 9-10 questions (if not completed in class)

**Full mass uniform tomorrow! Mass at 9:30 am in the gym.  All are welcome!

*Practice memorizing your speech!

Wednesday, 11/6:

Math:  p. 237, 238 plus reteach or enrich

ELA:  Windcatcher ch. 11 -12 questions (if not completed in class)

ELA:  Study for vocab. Unit 2 test – tomorrow!

*Practice memorizing your speech!

Thursday, 11/7:

** No School on Friday, Nov. 8th. 

Teachers have a professional development day. 

For homework, please make sure your speech is fully memorized!

Week of Nov. 11th:

Monday, 11/11 – Veteran’s Day!

Math:  Chapter Test Form 1 B – Study for test tomorrow!!!

ELA:  Unit 3 p. 28, 29, 30

Practice your speech!  Half of you will be saying it in class tomorrow!

Tuesday, 11/12:

Math:  none

ELA:  p. 31, 32, 33

Practice your speech!  Half of you will be saying it in class tomorrow!

Wednesday, 11/13:

No mass today!  We will be meeting with our faith families at 9:30 a.m.

Math:  Am I Ready? p. 245 

ELA:  p. 34, 35

Handwriting:  p. 20,21

Thursday, 11/14:

**We are having P.E. with middle school today.  You may wear your P. E. uniform.

Math:  p. 255, 256 plus reteach or enrichment

ELA:  Study for vocab. Unit 3 test – tomorrow!

On Monday, 11/18 all are welcome!  Mr. Sharkey (Mrs. Sharkey’s husband) will be speaking on the book:  Carry on, Mr. Bowditch in Mrs. Sharkey’s classroom at 1:10.  The presentation should last an hour.

Week of November 18th:

Monday, 11/18:

Math:  p. 267, 268 plus reteach or enrichment

Social Studies:  Complete study guide – Ch. 2 (Test is on Friday)

ELA:  Vocabulary p. 38, 39, 40

ELA:  Culminating project for Windcatcher (due on Friday)

Tuesday, 11/19:

Math:  Check My Progress p. 269, 270

ELA: Vocabulary  p. 41, 42, 43

ELA: Culminating project for Windcatcher (due on Friday)

Wednesday, 11/20:

Math:  p. 275, 276 plus reteach or enrichment

ELA: Culminating project for Windcatcher (due on Friday)

ELA:  All vocabulary pages due tomorrow!

Social Studies:  Study for Chapter 2 test – Friday

Thursday, 11/21:

Math:  p. 281, 282 plus reteach or enrichment

Social Studies:  Chapter 2 Test tomorrow!

ELA:  Study for vocab. Unit 4 test – tomorrow!

ELA:  Culminating project for Windcatcher due tomorrow!

**Please join us at 10:00 am in the gym to listen to the oral presentation contest!  Good luck to:  Natalya, Salim and Ben!

Week of November 25th:

Monday, 11/25:

Math:  p. 291 – 294 Study for your Chapter 4 Test!

Prayer walk field study tomorrow at the Montage.

Tuesday, 11/26:

Today is a minimum day.  Students should be picked up at 12:15 p.m.  There will be NO AFTER SCHOOL DAYCARE TODAY!

Wednesday, 11/27:

No School!

Thursday, 11/28:

No School!  Happy Thanksgiving!  Enjoy your time with family and friends!

Friday, 11/29:

No School!

 

Week of Dec. 2nd:

 

Monday, 12/2:

Math:  p. 297, 298

Reader’s Notebook: p. 99, 100

Tuesday, 12/3:

Math:  p. 307, 308 plus reteach or enrichment

Reader’s Notebook:  p. 101, 102

**Full mass uniform tomorrow!

Wednesday, 12/4:

Math p. 313, 314 plus reteach or enrichment

Handwriting p. 22,23

Thursday, 12/5:

Math p. 319, 320 plus reteach or enrichment

ELA – Storm Warriors:  Sp. City –  Spelling Test, Quizlet – vocab. test, review study guide, RN pages and vocab. strategies.

Spelling and ELA test tomorrow!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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