Mrs. Karen Priehs
Grade 5 Teacher
"Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9
Religion consists of a study of the Lutheran doctrine through Martin Luther followed by a summary of the Old Testament, Genesis to Kings, with meaning and application.
Memory is found in Luther's Small Catechism, which contains Bible passages and the Six Chief Parts. Memory development is an important educational skill, which also forms a firm foundation in God's Word.
Math contains review and extension of addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and fractions, decimals, ratios and percentages along with an intro to geometry, and one to three step problem solving operations. Social Studies
The study of the history of the United States from its founding to present time is covered throughout the year with emphasis on the appreciation of our freedoms and rights. Political, physical and historical map skills are incorporated in the subject. This is the subject in which note-taking and study guides are developed along with special individualized learning projects.
A variety of stories and novels are read to develop comprehension, style, character, setting, plot, and interpretation along with an extension of basic reading and vocabulary skills. SRA and Accelerated Reading are supplemented to aid in comprehension, basic reading skills, and management. Spelling
Attack, meaning, and application of words are dealt with daily. A quiz will be given every Wednesday. Those receiving a perfect score do not need to take the test on Friday.
Textbook is used to review and extend the grammar skills that will be applied weekly to creative writings. Monthly projects are given to work with speaking, writing and research skills
Basic general science is taught along with note-taking. Areas covered are human body, life, physical and earth science with an emphasis on God's role in the sciences. Whole group experiments will be worked on in the classroom.
Students will recognize ways technology has changed and help their lives at school and at home. Students will recognize the need for security applications and how to keep their computer safe, especially on the Internet. Students will learn how to use basic input/output devices, proper keyboard and typing techniques, manage and maintain files on a hard drive or network, and demonstrate proper care of hardware, software and storage media. Students will know how to exchange files with other students using technology, identify search strategies for locating information, and proofread and edit using appropriate resources.
Students will create artwork in the style of the Native American cultures and others to gain an understanding of the traditional, social, and historical aspects of that culture. Students will use a wide variety of media including sculpture, painting, drawing, paper mache', and collage to create beautiful and meaningful works of art.
Students will demonstrate and identify fitness components, demonstrate progress toward mature forms of motor skills such as kicking, catching, throwing, striking and rolling. Students will exhibit responsible personal behavior traits, social character traits, the use of good sportsmanship and an understanding of rules in organized games and sport. Students will gain a basic understanding of the large muscle groups in the body, how to exercise them, and why it is important toward leading a healthy lifestyle. Students will recognize physical signs (heart rate, breathing) while performing moderate and intense levels of physical activity.
Choir (Unashamed) Grades 5-8
Students meet twice per week and learn many songs, which are sung throughout the year, during Chapel (monthly), Church (quarterly), Christmas Musicals, Spring Musicals, and in a special Student Led Worship once a year. They have the opportunity to participate or assist with the lower grade students in the Spring Musical.
Students are offered the opportunity to explore various beats and rhythms. Students play percussion and sing. In addition, the students learn the written value of musical notes, and become acquainted with compositions and composers of various time periods.
The Beginning Band is open to all 5th grade students who are interested in playing an instrument. Students will learn how to play their chosen instrument, read music, and learn fundamentals of music and music making. Members of this band are given opportunities to perform throughout the year.
Textbooks and Other Sources
Holy Bible NIV
Luther of GodConcordia Publishing Company, 2003
Spelling: Vocabulary and PoetryA Beka, 1999
God's Gift to Language A Beka 1998
ScienceScott Foresman 2003
ReadingMacMillian/McGraw Hill 2005
Progress in MathematicsSadlier-Oxford 2006
Our NationMacMillian/McGraw-Hill, 2005
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Bridge to Terabithia
Where the Red Fern Grows