5th Grade

(5A) Miss Nancy Barcia holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education, from Florida Atlantic University. She holds a Florida certification in Elementary Education K-6, and Exceptional Student Education K-12.

(5B) Mrs. Jodi Morgan has been an educator for over 19 years. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from California State University, Fresno. She has a multiple subject teaching credential with an emphasis on Early Childhood Education.   Within her 19+ years, she has been a teacher and an instructional coach and has taught 4th, 5th and 6th grade.

FAITH FORMATION HIGHLIGHTS

 7 Sacraments
 “Family Life Program” for pre-teens (incorporates puberty)

MAJOR FOCUSES OF FIFTH GRADE

 6 Writing Traits, Thinking Maps
Reading Comprehension including analysis, synthesis, and evaluation skills
Composition and the Writing Process
Research and Technology
AR Program (rubric for earning grades according to the points
each book is worth –shop in the store with points)
Add, subtract, multiply and divide fractions and decimals
United States History

MAJOR PROJECTS OF FIFTH GRADE

 “My Favorite Author” Brochure
 Baptism Report
 PPT. Presentation for Black History Month
 Weather Project Explorer Project
 Newbery Book Report

SUBJECTS, TEXTBOOKS & CURRICULUM

 Math-Sadlier
 Reading-Journeys
 Science- Scotts Foresman
 Social Studies-Harcourt
 Spanish- (twice a week)
 Language Arts/ Library -MacMillan and McGraw Hill
 Art (once a week) (masks project, comic strips…)
 Physical Education (5th grade students can try out for basketball,
cheerleading, tennis, volleyball, soccer, softball)
 Music (twice a week) (learning notes, recorder)
 *After School: Dance and Drama Program

TECHNOLOGY

 Microsoft PowerPoint, Word (Tables), Publisher
 iPad cart

COMPETITIONS

 Spelling Bee and Geography Bee
 Writing Essay Competition (Missing Endangered Persons)
 Mini Science Fair

FIELD TRIPS

 Junior Achievement Biztown Trip
 “Cellular Cellebrations”

SUMMER PREPARATION

• Mathletics.com review and reading list