Mastery of multiplication and division of whole numbers, understanding of geometric shapes, introduced to adding and subtracting fractions and converting measurement units within a given system.
Students are exposed to required genres for fifth grade – historical fiction, tall tales, mystery, poetry, etc. through class novels, literature circles, accelerated reader novels and book report projects.
Students also are “reading buddies” to younger children. Students study American History from early exploration through reconstruction. Explore current events through "Time for Kids" Biweekly magazine."
A major emphasis is on the cycle of sacramental celebrations. The students have collections for Christmas Outreach, Isabella County Soup Kitchen and The Animal Shelter throughout the year.
Students learn how living things grow and respond such as plant growth response, types of plants and invertebrates and vertebrates. The students learn about our living planet through ecosystems and weather changes. Finally, they learn about forces and machines. These concepts are developed through hands – on experiments dissecting, power point presentations, uses of microscopes and field trips to the Nature Center and News Station.