Fifth Grade

Ms. McGehee

Mrs. Proctor

Fifth grade is an important year as students prepare to make the transition to middle school.  Study skills and organizational habits are a focus as we learn to transition to various classes.

Currently the Core Curriculum Georgia Performance Standards are used to plan instruction.  The following is a brief description of our planned curriculum.

ELA: 
Students read from a variety of materials with a focus on theme, plot, characters, settings, word meanings, point of view, main idea, comprehension, spelling, grammar, writing, and reading fluency.

Science:

Students study a variety of topics that fall under Earth, Physical, and Life Science.  Students take part in experiments and activities that cover subjects located in the Core Curriculum Standards.

Social Studies:  Throughout the school year students will learn information processing and map skills.  Students will identify important people, places, events, movements, and issues related to United States history since the Civil War.

Math:

Number Theory
Multiplication and Division
Estimation and Computation
Geometry

Fractions, Decimals and Percents
Exponents and Negative Numbers

Ratios
Area, Volume, and Capacity
Probability
Algebraic Concepts and Skills

Students take part in 4-H and the CHAMPS Program.  Students may participate on the morning news broadcast, Safety Patrol, Student Council, Stock Market Club, and the Running Club.  Some of these take place during regular school hours while others meet after school.