Grades 5 & 6 Curriculum

Math Curriculum

5th Grade Math

Text: Houghton Mifflin Math Grade 5

1st Quarter

Unit 1:

Place Value

Addition & Subtraction of Whole Numbers

Unit 2:

Multiplication of Whole Numbers

Division of one-digit Numbers

Division of two-digit Numbers

 

2nd Quarter

Unit 3:

Units of Measure

Graphing Data

Data & Statistics

Unit 4:

Number Theory & Fraction Concepts

Addition & Subtraction of Fractions

Addition and Subtraction of Decimals

 

3rd Quarter

Unit 5:

Multiplication of Fractions

Multiplication of Decimals

Unit 6:

Plane Figures & Geometric Shapes

Perimeter, Area & Circumference

Solid Figures, Surface Area & Volume

 

4th Quarter

Unit 7:

Ratios & Proportions

Percents

Probability

 

Unit 8:

Equations & Functions

Algebra with Integers

Coordinate Graphing

 

6th Grade Math

Text: Houghton Mifflin Math Grade 6

1st Quarter

Unit 1:

Place Value, Addition & Subtraction

Multiplication & Division

Number Theory

Unit 2:

Fraction & Decimal Concepts

Addition & Subtraction of Fractions

Multiplication & Division of Fractions

 

2nd Quarter

Unit 2 (continued):

Multiplication & Division of Decimals

Unit 3:

Customary & Metric Units of Measure

Collection & Analysis of Data

Graphing Data

Unit 4:

Algebra with Integers

 

3rd Quarter

Unit 4 (continued):

Expressions & Equations

Patterns, Functions & the Coordinate Plane

Unit 5:

Plane Figures of Geometry

Congruence & Construction of Figures

Unit 6:

Ratios & Proportions

Understanding Percents

 

4th Quarter

Unit 6 (continued):

Using Percents

Probability

Unit 7:

Perimeter, Circumference & Area

Volume & Surface Area

 

Unit 8:

Algebra with Rational Numbers

Expressions, Equations & Inequalities

 

English Curriculum

 

20015-16

MISS KRISTIN WILSON

5/6 English

Grade 5 VOYAGES IN ENGLISH and Grade 6 VOYAGES IN ENGLISH textbooks:  Please note that these textbooks are not set up to be used in a “begin at the beginning and work your way through” fashion.  We will be jumping around.  Topics included do not include chapter or unit number because that would become confusing.  You will see this information in newsletters and in student planners.

Quarter 1: Sentences (subjects, predicates), Punctuation and Capitalization, Speaking and Listening, Introducing the Eight Parts of Speech

Quarter 2: Verbs, Adverbs, Prepositions, Conjunctions, Interjections, Building the

Paragraph

Quarter 3: Sentences, Punctuation and Capitalization, Kinds of Writing, Writing

Paragraphs and Reports (part 1)

Quarter 4: Writing Paragraphs and Reports (part 2), Refining Your Writing Skills,

Writing Letters

 

5/6 Spelling and Vocabulary

This year we are piloting a new program called “Building Vocabulary”.

Students will use the word lists from “Building Vocabulary” for their spelling words.

For the 2013-4 school year, as we are all getting to know the program, all students in fifth and sixth grades will work in the fifth grade book for this series.

 

5-8 Grade Assignment Expectations

***Students are expected to turn in all handwritten assignments in cursive and black or blue ink, unless otherwise instructed by the teacher (except Math, of course).

***Assignments are due upon arrival at school on the assigned due date unless the student is absent.  If the student does have a good reason for coming to school without the assignment complete, parents need to have sent an e-mail previous to the student’s arrival or send a handwritten note that is presented to the teacher providing that “good reason”.  Otherwise, the student will be required to stay in from recess that day and if this is a chronic situation, other consequences are probable in addition to that.

***When assignments are returned to students, students are to put them in the red folder and bring them home.  There is no assigned day for this.  Students may bring the folder home every night for you to see anything new that has been graded and returned.

 

Reading Curriculum

2015- 2016

MISS KRISTIN WILSON

 

5/6 Reading

Grades 5 and 6 text, COPPER EDITION Prentice Hall Literature book, 6th grade.  Please note that these anthologies will not leave Miss Wilson’s classroom for any reason.  Even though we need to replace them due to their wear and tear over time, the diocese has asked us to wait on this.  Therefore when students are absent or otherwise need access to the anthologies outside of the classroom, we will figure this out on a case by case basis.  Tests and other assessments will be open book and/or open note, since students cannot take books home for studying.  The books simply cannot survive being toted around all year.

Quarter 1: Weeks 1-9: *Introduce and preview the anthology.  When we study speaking and listening in grammar, we will be looking at different poems and doing some choral readings, studies and activities which fall under both the grammar and reading curriculums.

Week 2: “Zlateh the Goat” by Singer

Week 3: “Dragon, Dragon”, by Gardner

Week 4: “Sarah Tops” by Asimov

Week 5: “The Scribe” by Hunter

Week 6: “Eleven” by Cisneros

Week 7: “The Circuit” by Jimenez

Week 8 and 9: Students write a Personal Narrative

Quarter 2:  Week 10-18: Novel Study: Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Week 14: Little House final project and essay rubrics given to students.

Week 15: Students write rough drafts on “Theme”

Weeks 16-8: Students prepare final projects for Little House on the Prairie

Week 18: Final copies of “Theme” essays due; final projects for

Little House due.

 

***The science fair will be scheduled toward the end of the school year.  At some point during third and fourth quarters, students will be doing research to write a paper in conjunction with their science fair project.  Once the science fair has been scheduled, and as time draws nearer, I will plan this out so that students have plenty of time to research and write.  Please note that this may cause changes in the timing of  what is scheduled for third and fourth quarters.***

 

Quarter 3:  Weeks 19-27:  Copper Edition Anthology Poetry Unit

***At the beginning of the third quarter, students will receive a book report choose a book (approved by the teacher) to read for their book report.  Book reports will be due at the beginning of the fourth quarter.

“Cat and the Weather” by Swenson

“The Geese” by Peck

“Dust of Snow” by Frost

“Adventures of Isabel” by Nash

“The Shark” by Ciardi

“Door Number Four” by Pomerantz

“Books Fall Open” by McCord

“Simile: Willow and Ginkgo” by Merriam

“Sun” by Worth

“Anklyosaurus” by Prelutsky

“Cumulus Clouds” by Nelms

“April Rain Song” by Hughes

“Winter Poem” by Giovanni

“Fireflies” by Fleishman

“The Fairies’ Lullaby” by Shakespeare

“hist whist” by cummings

“Arithmetic” by Sandburg

“Sidewalk Racer” by Morrison

“Two Riddles” by Serraillier and Austen

“The Walrus and the Carpenter” by Carroll

“Alone in the Nets” by Adoff

“Light and Water” by Jimenez

“How soft a Caterpillar steps” by Dickenson

“Beauty” by E-Yeh_Shure

“Two Limericks” by Anonymous

“Two Haiku” by Basho

“Wilderness Rivers” by Coatsworth

“Sea Songs” by Livingston

“If I Were in Charge of the World” by Viorst

“Change” by Zolotow

“Daydreamers” by Greenfield

“Whatif” by Silverstein

*All poems are used to teach various elements of poetry*

 

Quarter 4: Weeks 28-34: Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

     Week 28: Students write and edit book report rough drafts

Week 29: Final copies of book reports due

Week 30: Students receive rubrics for final projects for Number the Stars

Week 31: Students prepare final projects for Number the Stars

Week 32: Students prepare final projects

Week 33 and 34: Students finish preparation and present final projects

 

***Writing Instruction in Grades 5, 6, 7, 8, comes from lessons in the grammar books and reading instruction.  Writing instruction includes the following skills:

  • The Writing Process: brainstorming; choosing and developing topics; arranging information; writing interesting sentences; choosing point of view.
  • Paragraph Writing: writing interest-grabbing introductory paragraphs; writing sequential supporting detail paragraphs; making good transitions between paragraphs; writing effective concluding paragraphs, making writing interesting by choosing creative words that incorporate the five senses.
  • Essay Writing: Students will write essays in each of the following styles: informative/expository; descriptive; narrative; process; persuasive.
  • Proofreading: Students will learn and develop good proofreading skills including what proofreading symbols and their meanings and peer editing skills.
  • Book Reports: Students will write two book reports
  • Academic Writing Skills: Students will learn note-taking skills and skills in answering short answer and essay questions in textbooks and on tests.
  • Dialogue/Conversation: Students will be introduced to and/or develop skills in writing dialogue.
  • Letter Writing, E-Mail, and Texting skills and etiquette
  • Outlining Skills
  • Research Process and researching skills

 

5-8 Grade Assignment Expectations

***Students are expected to turn in all handwritten assignments in cursive and black or blue ink, unless otherwise instructed by the teacher (except Math, of course).

***Assignments are due upon arrival at school on the assigned due date unless the student is absent.  If the student does have a good reason for coming to school without the assignment complete, parents need to have sent an e-mail previous to the student’s arrival or send a handwritten note that is presented to the teacher providing that “good reason”.  Otherwise, the student will be required to stay in from recess that day and if this is a chronic situation, other consequences are probable in addition to that.

***When assignments are returned to students, students are to put them in the red folder and bring them home.  There is no assigned day for this.  Students may bring the folder home every night for you to see anything new that has been graded and returned.

 

Religion Curriculum

2015-2016

MISS KRISTIN WILSON

 

Grades 5 and 6 text: God’s Merciful Love: The Old Testament, Image of God Series, 6th grade text.

Quarter 1: Lesson 1: Learning the Bible

Lesson 2: Genesis: The Creation of the World and of Man and Woman

Lesson 3: Original Sin, the First Murder, and God’s Merciful Love

Lesson 4: Noah, the Great Flood, and God’s Merciful Love

Lesson 5: The Tower of Babel

 

Quarter 2: Lesson 6: Abraham, Our “Father in Faith”

Lesson 7: Isaac and Jacob

Lesson 8: Jacob and His Family

Lesson 9: Joseph

Lesson 10: Moses and the Flight to Freedom

 

Quarter 3: Lesson 11: The Israelites and God’s Covenant of Love

Lesson 12: The Journey to the Promised Land

Lesson 13: Joshua

Lesson 14: Judges

Lesson 15: Women of Faith in the Old Testament

 

Quarter 4: Lesson 16: Israel Becomes a Kingdom

Lesson 17: The Prophets: Signs of God’s Merciful Love

Lesson 18: The Wisdom Books

Lesson 19: The Church Year

***In celebration of All Saints Day, students will choose a Saint to research and prepare a presentation, including a timeline, detailing important information on their Saint.  They will give an oral presentation on the life of their Saint to their classmates. Rubrics for the assignment/presentation will be given to students at the beginning of October.

 

5-8 Grade Assignment Expectations

***Students are expected to turn in all handwritten assignments in cursive and black or blue ink, unless otherwise instructed by the teacher (except Math, of course).

***Assignments are due upon arrival at school on the assigned due date unless the student is absent.  If the student does have a good reason for coming to school without the assignment complete, parents need to have sent an e-mail previous to the student’s arrival or send a handwritten note that is presented to the teacher providing that “good reason”.  Otherwise, the student will be required to stay in from recess that day and if this is a chronic situation, other consequences are probable in addition to that.

***When assignments are returned to students, students are to put them in the red folder and bring them home.  There is no assigned day for this.  Students may bring the folder home every night for you to see anything new that has been graded and returned.

 

Science Curriculum

Mrs. Anna Warzecha

(2015-2016)

Texts: 5th & 6th Grade McGraw-Hill Science Books & Exploring Life Science

 

1st Quarter

Exploring Science:

  • The Scientific Method
  • The Metric System
  • Scientific Tools of Measurement

Objects in Motion:

  • Speed & Distance
  • Forces & Motion
  • Acceleration & Momentum
  • Work & Simple Machines

 

2nd Quarter

The Earth, Sun & Moon:

  • The Earth & Sun
  • The Earth & Moon

The Solar System:

  • Planets
  • Stars

 

3rd Quarter

Animal Body Systems

Animal Diversity:

  • Animal Adaptations
  • Inherited & Acquired Traits
  • Species Adaptation, Survival & Change Over Time

 

4th Quarter

Classification, Structure & Function of Organisms:

  • Bacteria
  • Protists
  • Fungi
  • Animals
  • Plants

Social Studies

(2015-2016) Mrs. Anna Warzecha

Text: McGraw/Hill–United States Adventures in Time and Place

 

1st Quarter

Life in the United States

Geography of the United States

Early Peoples of the Western Hemisphere

Native Americans of North America

2nd Quarter

Native Americans of North America (continued)

Life in the Eastern Hemisphere

Early European Settlements of North America

3rd Quarter

Early European Settlements of North America (continued)

The English Establish 13 Colonies

Life in the 13 English Colonies

The Struggle for North America

4th Quarter

Breaking Ties with Great Britain

The American Revolution

The Constitution of the United States