5th grade

Welcome to the final frontier! The last stop of your child’s elementary school education where she will work hard and strengthen all of the concepts she has learned along the way. Building on these skills, and adding a few more, will ensure your child is ready to excel in sixth grade and beyond.

Your child’s curriculum is designed to ensure your child is fully prepared to excel in her academic career. She will be evaluated to ensure she has a solid understanding of, and can properly apply, the basic building blocks of math, reading, writing, science, social studies, and religion. The necessity of these building blocks in her educational, and adult life, will be emphasized and demonstrated. Fifth grade is the final opportunity to ensure these skills are fully developed in a self contained classroom environment, it will not be wasted. These basics will be used to develop more advanced skills in all subject areas, ensuring your child is prepared for sixth grade.

Some areas of study include:

  • practicing virtues and sharing the Good News.
  • words their way
  • addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of decimals, fractions, and mixed numbers
  • geometry
  • Michigan and United States government and history (Social Studies Weekly)
  • composition of personal narrative, persuasive essay, analytical essay , and research paper
  • the relationship between the earth, sun and stars, the chemistry of food, and earth science.

In addition to academics, your child will begin to develop the organizational skills needed to juggle the multi class/classroom environment of middle and high school.

Your child will be part of an interclass food drive (family and friends) for specific items the Good Samaritan Shelter needs. They will also visit the shelter to serve lunch, and help with other necessary tasks. At the end of the year, they will participate in an end of year sendoff activity which will be decided as the year progresses.