5th grade is an exciting year at Good Shepherd. Students in 6th grade participate in the Math Bowl, Bible Bowl, Spelling Bee and Young Author Competition. They also have the lead roles in the spring musical. We work hard at being responsible for our own school work, being independent learners and being respectful of others.
We learn to...
Add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers
Add, subtract, multiply and divide fractions
Add, subtract, multiply and divide decimals
Convert Metric and English measures
Convert temperatures from Celsius to Fahrenheit and back
Finding area and perimeter of squares, rectangles, and triangles.
We use the One In Christ curriculum
We learn about...
God and His Word
The Holy Spirit and the Third Article
God the Father and the First Article
Jesus and the Second Article
God Hears Prayer and The Lord's Prayer
Worship in Liturgy and in Life
The Sacraments: Holy Baptism and the Lord's Supper
Witnessing: Faith for Life
In English we learn the parts of speech and grammar.
We also learn to edit and revise writing.
We learn and practice expository, descriptive, narrative and persuasive writing.
Students classify sentences marking the part of speech of each word in the sentence and the type of sentence.
Practice good reading strategies like sumarizing, sequencing, asking and answering questions, identifying characters, setting and plot, making inferences and others
Practice being readers who look for author's purpose, message of a text, and mood and tone of a text
We use guided reading, whole class reading, literature circles, and independent reading
In science we do many labs, experiments, investigations, and activities. We work on finding information in the text and using what we know to think critically.
The topics we cover include...
How the Earth changes
Physical and Chemical changes