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Fifth Grade Curriculum Night. Curriculum Overview 5th Grade Expectations Eagle Bluff. Ms. Gross Mr. Nygren Mrs. Kersten Ms. Vanderborght Mrs. Altendahl. Curriculum. STEM Language Arts Ancient Civilizations Specialists – PE, Music, Media Responsive Classroom. Language Arts.

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fifth grade curriculum night

Fifth Grade Curriculum Night

Curriculum Overview

5th Grade Expectations

Eagle Bluff

Ms. Gross Mr. Nygren

Mrs. Kersten Ms. Vanderborght

Mrs. Altendahl

curriculum
Curriculum
  • STEM
  • Language Arts
  • Ancient Civilizations
  • Specialists – PE, Music, Media
  • Responsive Classroom
language arts
Language Arts
  • Reading is Thinking
  • Writer’s Workshop
  • Word Study
  • Choice and self-directed learning
reading is thinking just right books
Reading is Thinking‘Just Right’ Books
  • Independent Reading

Individual conferencing

Guided reading groups

Strategy groups

Literature groups

  • Shared Reading

Time For Kids

Global/Science Books

Novels

reading is thinking just right books5
Reading is Thinking‘Just Right’ Books
  • Read Aloud

Teacher modeling

Discussion of literary techniques

Interpretation practice

  • Independent Goals

35 - 45 books this year

Varied genres

writer s workshop
Writer’s Workshop
  • Mini-lessons: focus on skills, what makes good writing
  • Write with choice: students choose what to write about much of the time.
  • Genre Studies
    • Poetry
    • Persuasive writing
    • Letters
    • Personal narrative
    • Essays
    • Reports
    • Scientific writing
word study
Word Study
  • 12 Units consisting of:
    • Spelling lessons
    • Language and vocabulary lessons
    • Dictionary and thesaurus lessons
    • Units are done between September and May. The teacher decides when and how long for each unit.
    • A post-test is given, but the main focus is studying the spelling patterns and word usage.
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Math

Our curriculum is a framework of goals based

on the National Standards and MN State

Benchmarks. We use the Bridges Series.

Resources:

Bridges Student Book – Home Connections

Number Corner Student Book

Work Places Log

bridges parent info site
Bridges Parent Info Site

Additional information about Bridges and support for families can be found at

http://www.mathlearningcenter.org

resources/materials/parents

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STEM
  • Specialists that work with us
  • Field Studies
  • FOSS Units
    • Variables
    • Environments
    • Simple Machines
    • Landforms
  • STEM activities blended into themes and all curriculums. The line between curriculums has blurred.
ancient civilizations
Ancient Civilizations
  • Early Humans, Egypt, India, China, Greece, and Rome
  • Concentrating on the components of civilizations
  • Research Skills/ Technology Use
  • Current Events using Time for Kids
technology
Technology
  • Incorporation of student laptops into daily study and learning.
  • Instruction and use of computer applications to assist learning and reporting.
specialists
Specialists
  • Music
  • Media
  • Physical Education
  • Technology
  • Science
  • Engineering
  • Math
responsive classroom
Responsive Classroom
  • Morning Meeting
  • Class Pact
  • Logical Consequences
  • Take a Break chair
  • Community Development
  • Academic Choice
fifth grade expectations
Fifth Grade Expectations
  • Read! Read! Read!
    • 35 - 45 books this year
  • Develop independent work habits
    • Homework varies depending on the day
    • Projects assigned to practice time management and meeting long term deadlines.
  • Organize Materials
    • Use a binder to organize assignments and papers
    • Keep a clean desk and work area
  • Develop homework skills
  • Complete Assignments
    • Assignment card signed weekly
report cards
Report Cards
  • Three Trimesters
  • Report card sent in December, March, and June
  • Rubric Scores:
    • 1 = Limited
    • 2 = Developing
    • 3 = Proficient
    • 4 = Exemplary