Class Curriculum

Religion

  • State the roles of the three Divine Persons
  • Define the names “Jesus” and “Christ”
  • Describe the rites of the seven sacraments
  • Learn the Beatitudes and give examples of living them
  • List qualities of good friendship
  • Define sexuality
  • Practice the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy
  • Explain God’s covenant with the Israelites
  • List the evangelists
  • Define the word ‘gospel’
  • Locate Scriptures in the Old and New Testament
  • Recognize God as the judge of our lives
  • State that prayer is talking and listening to God
  • State different ways to pray
  • Learn the Nicene Creed
  • Learn the Stations of the Cross
  • Explain redemption
  • List ways the Holy Spirit empowers us to continue the saving work of Jesus Christ
  • Explain and give examples of the four marks of the Church
  • Recognize the Liturgical calendar
  • Explain that Catholic means universal – open to all
  • Explain why the Church is the sacrament of Christ in the world
  • Define ecumenism
  • List the Holy Days of Obligation
  • Identify the signs of each sacrament
  • Categorize the sacraments
  • Identify personal examples of how grace has gifted us through the sacraments
  • State that it is our choice to live as faithful followers of Jesus
  • Explain the difference between mortal and venial sin
  • List reasons why Mary is a Saint (i.e., Annunciation, Immaculate Conception)
  • Identify the Assumption of Mary as a sign of hope
  • Highlight the way the Church honors Mary

Science

  • Understand that repeated scientific investigations may give slightly different results and should be replicable
  • Know that an experiment must be repeated many times and yield constant results before being accepted
  • Understand the importance of communication among scientists
  • Use strategies to review, compare and contrast, and critique scientific investigations
  • Use sketches, diagrams, and models to compare objects to each other, to compare objects to reality and to propose scientific solutions to problems
  • Understand that increasing the average motion of the particles increases the temperature
  • Understand that mass is the amount of material in an object know that matter takes up space and has mass and that although it may be invisible, it still exists
  • Differentiate between mass and weight as they pertain to gravity
  • Explain the law of conservation of matter
  • Use scientific tools to measure speed, distance, and the direction of the object: stopwatch, meter stick, compass describe the structure of an atom
  • Know and understand Newton’s Laws of Motion
  • Understand how inertia, gravity, friction, mass and force affect motion
  • Make predictions for a new investigation using data from a previous investigation
  • Recognize different characteristics that categorize all living things into their kingdoms and give examples of each
  • Explain and practice nonviolent, positive behaviors for resolving conflict
  • Explain refusal and negotiation to use in potentially harmful or dangerous situations (e.g. refusal to use illegal drugs)
  • Understand the concept of air pressure and the factors that affect it
  • Understand what causes wind and what determines wind direction

Language Arts

  • Read aloud narrative and expository text fluently with appropriate pacing, intonation, and expression
  • Use a variety of strategies to determine meaning and increase vocabulary
  • Use strategies to spell words
  • Recognize the abstract, derived roots and affixes from Greek and Latin and use this knowledge to determine unfamiliar words
  • Understand the difference between connotation and denotation
  • Use pre-reading strategies and text features to aid in comprehension
  • Discern main ideas and concepts presented in prose and identify and assess supporting evidence
  • Make inferences, conclusions, or generalizations about a text and support them with a variety of evidence
  • Read a variety of literary and informational texts and identify features of each
  • Compare and contrast similarities and differences of literary characters (motives and actions), settings and events
  • Understand that theme refers to the meaning or moral of a selection and recognize reoccurring themes in various works
  • Describe the effect of common literary devices
  • Identify cause-and-effect relationships in literary texts
  • Describe how an author’s purpose and author’s perspective influence a given text
  • Introduce first-person and third-person points of view
  • Understand how conflicts are resolved in a story
  • Identify characteristics of persuasive text
  • Distinguish between poetry and prose and write formula poems and free-form poems
  • Read and organize information from multiple sources for various Compose narratives that establish and develop a plot, setting, theme and conclusion.
  • Compose narrative responses to literature.
  • Write a research report. Research and report topic, idea or issue should feature facts, details and examples from several authorities, and include a bibliography and citations that follows a recognized format. (e.g., MLA, APA).
  • Create a logical and effective organizational pattern appropriate to descriptive, narrative, expository and persuasive writing
  • Write persuasive letters or compositions.
  • Identify and use grammar correctly in writing and speaking
  • Practice proofreading skills to correct convention errors in mechanics, usage, punctuation, and spelling using a dictionary, thesaurus, and assessment rubric
  • Revise the draft by following an assessment rubric to further develop a piece of writing
  • Exhibit appropriate listening and asking relevant questions when applicable
  • Deliver narrative presentations. Interact with peers to develop and present familiar ideas centering on a situation, plot and point of view.

Social Studies

  • Explain that historical events are subject to different interpretations based on the observer’s knowledge and perceptions of an event
  • Distinguish between primary and secondary sources of information and classifies different examples of primary and secondary historical sources
  • Explain that the Western Hemisphere is composed of the continents of North and South America, connected by Central America, and that each continent consists of independent countries
  • Examine general patterns and processes of migration and diffusion in the Western Hemisphere
  • Name examples of the various resources found in the Western Hemisphere
  • Use correct geographical terminology to describe all types of maps globes, various charts, and other geographical tools
  • Demonstrate the ability to use geographical tools appropriately and interpret data from resources
  • Use terminology and data to create charts, graphs, or labeled maps
  • Compare and contrast the topography, resources, major population centers, and climatic zones of major physical regions in the Western Hemisphere
  • Identify and labels fifty U. S. states and capitols
  • Explain how forces inside the earth and on its surface affect the shape of the United States
  • Analyze the impact of the geographical features and their effects on the expansion of the United States
  • Analyze maps to identify and draw conclusions about the relationship among topography, resources, climate, and population patterns in the United States
  • Identify original descendants throughout the United States, their various cultures and lifestyles, and major contributions
  • Relate basis in Catholic Church to the United States’ family life, structure, and rule in culture
  • Identify the locations and origins of Catholic settlements in the United States

MATH

  • There are three instructional area of focus in Grade 5 Mathematics. Developing fluency of addition and subtraction of fractions is the first area. We continue with understanding multiplication and division of fractions in limited cases such as, fractions divided by whole numbers and whole numbers divided by fractions.
  • The second area of focus is extending division with two-digit divisors. Additionally, we will integrate decimals into the place value system and understand the operation of decimals to the hundredths and thousandths place while developing fluency with whole number and decimal operations.
  • In geometric measurement, we will focus on understanding concepts of volume and relate volume to multiplication and addition, as well as graphing points on the coordinate plane to solve real-world and mathematical problems. We will classify two-dimensional figures into categories based on their properties.

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