Fifth Grade


  • Students attend weekly and monthly mass with the entire student body
  • Attend mass on Holy Days of Obligation when school is in session
  • Participate in Prayer Services
  • Reconciliation during Advent and Lent
  • Sacraments
  • Opportunity to participate in Eucharistic celebrations with the school and the class
  • Liturgy and worship
  • Service projects
  • Prayer partner activities
  • Maintenance review (daily)


  • Decimals: comparing, ordering, naming, operations
  • Fraction basics: GCF, LCM, simplifying, equivalent fractions, prime factorization
  • Fractions: comparing, ordering, operations
  • Geometry: angles, perimeter, area, volume Problem-solving experiences
  • Maintenance review (daily)
  • Dynamath (engaging problem-solving magazine)


  • Solar system and Earth history
  • Rocks and minerals
  • Body systems
  • Ecosystems
  • Hydrosphere and weather
  • Matter, chemical changes, motion and energy
  • DARE (Drug Awareness Resistance Education)
  • Weekly lab experiments

Social Studies

  • U.S. geography awareness
  • Exploration and colonization of North America
  • State capital activities
  • Revolutionary War
  • Explore the Constitution and Bill of Rights
  • Deliver historical speeches
  • Various cooperative learning activities
  • Respect for diverse cultures
  • Hands-on art activities
  • Standards-based curriculum periodical USA Studies Weekly

Language Arts


  • Application of spelling rules
  • Application of spelling words to writing across the curriculum
  • Dictation sentences


  • Grammar and sentence structure
  • Diagramming sentences
  • Writing process
  • Proofreading
  • Grammar maintenance review
  • Recognizing the parts of speech
  • Oral speeches
  • Writing samples from across the curriculum


  • Selecting reading strategies
  • Novel studies
  • Comprehension strategies
  • Reading for information—knowing the author’s purpose for writing (persuade, inform, entertain)
  • Reading various types of literature
  • Context clues
  • Book reports/book chats
  • Use of leveled readers online to supplement and support a differentiated reading approach

Students also participate in the following Specials:
Art, Computer, Library, Music, PE, Spanish