In the first quarter students will study the relationship between and among whole numbers to billions and decimals to thousandths. Students will round, add, subtract, multiply, divide, and estimate whole numbers.
• Read and write numbers to the billions
• Compare and order whole numbers and decimals
• Add and subtract whole numbers and decimals through hundred thousands
• Apply the properties of multiplication
• Multiply mentally, use patterns in multiplication, and estimate products
• Multiply by 1-, 2-, and 3-digit numbers
• Use patterns in division
• Divide whole numbers and money amounts by 1- and 2-digit divisors.
• Estimate quotients
• Problem solving: make a table and find a pattern, use more than one step, guess and test strategy
In the second quarter students will develop their understanding of equivalence of fractions and their ability to compute with and solve everyday problems that involve fractions.
• Prime factorization of a number
• Find the greatest common factor, the least common multiple, and the least common denominator
• Rename fractions, including improper fraction, in simplest form
• Find equivalent fractions
• Compare and order fractions and mixed numbers
• Add and subtract fractions and mixed numbers with like and unlike denominators
• Rename the sums and differences of two or more fractions
• Estimate and round the sums and differences of mixed numbers
• Problem solving: work backward strategy, and make an organized list
In the third quarter students will develop their knowledge of multiplication properties, expressing fractions in simplest form, and finding the greatest common factor. They will also learn about probability and statistics.
• Multiply and divide fractions with fractions and mixed numbers
• Mixed numbers as improper fractions, or fractions greater or equal to one
• Find reciprocals and multiply fractions
• Estimate products and quotients with mixed numbers
• Probability of simple or combined events, and of independent and dependent events.
• Use tree diagrams to determine outcomes
• Range, median, mean, and mode for a set of data
• Make and interpret charts and graphs
• Identify decimal place value; read and write decimals through thousandths
• Add and subtract decimals through thousandths
• Problem solving: use more than one step, use simpler numbers, use models and
In the fourth quarter students will multiply and divide decimals. Students will also explore the relationship of geometric figures by drawing, measuring, constructing these figures.
• Multiply decimals by powers of 10
• Estimate decimal products, sums, quotients, and quotients of money amounts
• Multiply and divide decimals by whole numbers and by decimals
• Measure and draw angles
• Identify and classify angles
• Find the perimeter of polygons
• Lines of symmetry, transformations, tessellations
• Circumference of a circle
• Identify and draw symmetric figures; explore translations, reflections, and rotations
• Relate customary units of length, capacity, and weight
• Estimate and read temperatures
• Relate metric units of length, capacity, volume, and mass
• Areas of rectangles, squares, and triangles
• Ratios and proportions
• Scale and maps
• Relationship between fractions, decimals, and percents
• Problem solving: use a diagram/model, draw a picture, and write a number sentence
In the first quarter students will begin with an overview of the United States government, and begin to study early American cultures and the exploration of America.
• Chart and graph skills
• The United States government
• Free enterprise in the U.S.
• Land and regions in the U.S.
• Resources and environment of the U. S.
• Migration to the Americas
• Early life in the Eastern and Western hemisphere
• Early American cultures of Native American people
• Africa’s Trading Empires
• European explorers in America
In the second quarter students will continue their study of early European explorers and their struggles to establish colonies in America.
• The Voyages of Columbus to the Americas
• Use latitude and longitude to locate points on a map
• The effects of the Spanish conquests on native peoples
• English and European colonies and their struggles for survival
• The founding of the 13 English Colonies
• Use primary sources to acquire information.
• Analyze information using sequence of events
In the third quarter students will learn about life in the English Colonies.
• Working and trading in the colonies
• Cities, towns and farms in the colonies
• Everyday life in the colonies
• Slavery in the colonies
• Spanish and French colonies in America
• The French and Indian War
In the fourth quarter our studies include winning the revolution against England and establishing a new government.
• The events that led to the American Revolution
• Key events in the American Revolution
• The Second Continental Congress
• Independence of the colonies
• The Declaration of Independence
• Contributions of significant people during the revolutionary period
• How women helped support the American Revolution
In the fist quarter students will review the scientific method and classify living things.
• The scientific method
• Plant and animal cells
• Classify living things into kingdoms
• Plant structure and function
• Plants and flowers with and without seeds
• Animal traits
• Animal adaptations
• Interactions in an ecosystem
• Interactions among living things
• How populations survive
In the second quarter students will study biomes, landforms and rocks and minerals.
• Cycles of life
• The six major biomes in the world
• How ecosystems change over time
• Forces on and under Earth shape its surface
• Landforms the effect of rivers on landscapes
• Minerals of Earth’s crust
• Earth’s rocks and soil
• Earth’s atmosphere
• Earth’s fresh water and oceans
• Energy resources
In the third quarter students will continue their study of the Earth and the solar system. We will also study weather and climate.
• Earth and its Moon
• The solar system
• Weather, water vapor and humidity
• Clouds and precipitation
• Air pressure and wind
• Weather patterns – air masses and fronts
• Severe storms: thunderstorms, tornadoes, and hurricanes
• Climate - long term weather patterns
In the fourth quarter students will study the different forms and properties of matter.
• Properties and structure of matter
• Organization of elements and compounds
• Forms of matter; solids, liquids and gases
• Physical changes in matter – solutions, suspensions, and colloids
• Chemical changes in matter – new substances formed
• Properties of acids and bases
• Chemical changes that release energy and can be converted into work
• Read and respond to all genres of literature including historical fiction, realistic fiction, fantasy, folk tale, biography, and non-fiction.
• Develop reading comprehension skills including making predictions, form generalizations, determine facts and non-facts, steps-in-a process, sequence of events, summarize, draw conclusions, making judgments and decisions, author’s purpose and point of view, make inferences, and problem and solution.
• Study skills include; reading graphs, using encyclopedias, and using dictionaries.
• Write a personal narrative using the writing process.
• Writing process: prewriting, drafting, revising, proofreading, publishing, and reflecting.
• Write a friendly letter and address an envelope correctly
• Write a story using the writing process
• Write a story with a good beginning and ending.
• Identify the characteristics of a story
• Compare and contrast print media with film
• Write a comparative essay stating main ideas in topic sentences and using transitional words
• Write a strong conclusion to summarize differences and similarities
• The four kinds of sentences
• Subject and predicates of a sentence
• Common and proper nouns, singular and plural nouns
• Verbs, direct objects, present, past and future tense of verbs
• Adjectives, pronouns, adverbs and prepositions
• Capitalization and punctuation rules
Spelling and Vocabulary Skills
• Spell vocabulary words correctly,
• Definitions and parts of speech
• Synonyms and antonyms
Student will study the Seven Sacraments and the special seasons of the Church.
• Jesus show’s us God’s love
• Jesus’ disciples continue his work
• We proclaim the Good News by our words and actions
• Christ’s Paschal Mystery
• The Seven Sacraments
• Baptism – the foundation of Christian life
• The liturgical year – we celebrate the life of Christ
• Ordinary time a special season
• The sacraments of Confirmation
• The sacrament of the Eucharist
• The liturgy of the Eucharist
• Jesus teaches us to pray
• Advent a season of joyful expectation
• Christmas a time to rejoice
• The sacraments of healing
• Jesus the healer
• Anointing of the Sick
• Mary, model of discipleship
• Lent a season of preparation
• The Easter Triduum our greatest celebration
• Faith, Hope and Love; we love and serve as Jesus did
• The saints are models for living
• Called to live as Jesus’ disciples
• We are called to serve Jesus and the whole Church
• Matrimony: a promise of faithfulness and love
• Holy Orders: a promise of service for the people of God
• The Church is one and holy
Fifth Grade students also receive instruction in art, physical education, computers, and music provided by the Livonia Public Schools, Shared Time Program.