If you are reading this, that means that you are able to access this blog that I have prepared especially for you. I would first like to welcome you all to this page, as I have been working hard on getting it up and running. I do hope that this message finds you well and in good spirits, and that your children are ready to learn for the 2017-2018 school year.
Fifth Grade is one of those funny grades where students are transitioning from being elementary school students to middle school students. They’re caught in limbo, if you will, but with a little guidance and persistence, they will go far this year. We will be concentrating on a lot of things for our classes in Language Arts, Social Studies, and Religion, so I would like to present just a brief overview of what we will be doing:
Language Arts: The curriculum is centered around our novel study and reading groups. We will be applying our skillsets learned between Pre-Kindergarten through 3rd Grade to our learning content. Such skillsets include foundational skills in reading literature, reading an informational text, and using the writing process for different types of written works.
Social Studies: We will be focusing on U.S. History this year, from the beginning of time through 1865–that’s a rather long time period, indeed!
Religion: Our focus is on the Sacraments and the Liturgical Season. We will be matching up certain parts of our textbook to where we are on the Liturgical Calendar. For example, I am not going to teach the instructional unit on Christmas around Easter time in March…