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Fifth Grade

BIBLEBible Truths 5 (BJU Press)
Fifth graders are led on an exciting journey with the characters of the Old Testament as they learn about Abraham, Joseph, Ruth, Samuel, Noah and many, many others. The Gospel is clearly presented. Students are shown the importance of the Bible and are taught that the Bible is a map for the Christian’s life. They complete a daily devotional in which they read a brief section and write a personal application. This helps the students develop the practice of making devotions a part of their daily lives.

MATH: Math 5 (BJU Press)
Fifth graders learn math through classroom instruction, speed drills, mental math, board work, and manipulatives. Students complete homework to practice the lesson from the day. The students are working with multiplication, division, decimals, fractions, and geometry. Students extend previous math understanding as they develop pre-algebraic concepts.

LANGUAGE ARTS:

  • English: English 5 for Christian School: Writing and Grammar (BJU Press)
    The fifth grade language course helps the students to see the orderly structure of their language. The curriculum alternates grammar and writing. The writing process teaches the Venn Diagrams, T squares, book reports, research writing and narratives. All the areas of grammar are covered. Tests and quizzes, are given on a regular basis. Creative writing twice a week and a small research paper third quarter provide additional practice.
  • Spelling and Vocabulary: Spelling 5 (BJU Press)
    Wordly Wise 3000® provides direct academic vocabulary instruction that develops the critical link between vocabulary and reading comprehension.  Direct instruction of important, useful, or difficult words for each grade level helps students successfully comprehend content-area texts and improve test results.
  • Reading: Pages in My Head (BJU Press)
    Fifth grade students read and discuss stories with a moral. Conversations center on important issues such as how to make wise decisions regarding relationships with family and peers.  Students further develop comprehension through various opportunities including listening and reading activities.  Students read a variety of books throughout the year and express their ideas through several types of projects.

HISTORYHeritage Studies 5 (BJU Press)
The fifth grade student has the opportunity to travel to many foreign countries and learn the cultures and life styles of these people. But most of all, they learn that history is really “HIS” story and God created all of this. Videos, skill cards, globes, note- taking, castle building and international festivals make history come alive. The text includes a drill of map locations and map skills.

SCIENCEScience 5 (BJU Press)
Science is taught for three nine weeks. Animals, insects, outer space, water, energy and many more topics are covered. Students have experiments to help the material come alive. Worksheets and drawings are included. The students compete in an annual school science fair, and the winners get to take their projects to district fine arts competition.