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. Melanie Vale holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Miami.

FAITH FORMATION HIGHLIGHTS

• The Religious Knowledge Book is provided to all students.

• They are responsible for learning all of these basic teachings (#1- 47)

• Mass and Buddies in Kindergarten 

• Retreats

• Class Masses 

• Catholic Social Contract

• Weekly Scripture and TTT

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

Language Arts – Grammar skills, emphasis on formal English

Reading Comprehension – including analysis, synthesis, and evaluation skills

Six Traits Writing – Composition. teaches students how to write formal essays with a strong voice and an emphasis on learning and creating their best writing.

Research and Technology – Citing sources, MLA Format

AR (Accelerated Reader) Program 

Math – place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, fractions, simplify(reduce), mixed numbers, decimals, problem solving, integers

 Science – Variety of Classroom activities, including experiments, and Stream Projects with an emphasis on the teachings of the Catholic Church.  (Florida State Standards,NGSS) Physical Science, Scientific Method and Experiments,Earth and Space Science,Life Science, and Technology. 

Social Studies – Variety of Classroom activities that incorporate the (Florida State Standards & CPALMS)  American History, Geography, Economics and Civics and Government.

Spanish – once a week

Art – twice a week

Physical Education – twice a week

(5th grade students can try out for basketball, cheerleading, tennis, volleyball, soccer, softball)

TECHNOLOGY

• Individual iPads 

Technology Lab

BenQ Interactive Board

State of the Art Technology Lab

COMPETITIONS

• Spelling Bee
• Geography Bee
• 
National Poetry Contest 

FIELD TRIPS

 Junior Achievement Biztown Trip

SUMMER PREPARATION

 AR Reading 

 Projects