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What to Expect in Grade 5

    • Morning assemblies with the whole school featuring prayer, a devotion, praise songs, birthday celebrations and announcements.
    • Chapel each Wednesday featuring singing, Bible recitation and a special presentation.
    • Participation in a “Family Group,” a K-8 mix of 10 students led by an 8th grader. These groups meet almost weekly for prayer, game or devotional activity.
    • Daily bible instruction using Veritas Press: The life of Christ is covered using the gospels.
    • Weekly scripture memorization. Memorization of the Beatitudes.
    • Literature: includes Where the Red Fern Grows, The Hobbit, Tuck Everlasting, The Secret Garden, Wrinkle in Time, Amos Fortune, Number the Stars and Tom Sawyer. Students also have monthly book reports of various genres during the year. Students visit our school library weekly.
    • Language Arts skills learned are classifying five sentence patterns using the eight parts of speech using the Shurley method. Write clear and concise paragraphs and utilize the 3-point essay. Basic outlining and note-taking skills. A research report is written on a President. Spelling using the Spalding method and vocabulary workshop curriculum.
    • Daily math: Saxon curriculum.
    • History: American History from 1823 to the present. We also master the presidents and a chronological timeline of events with a strong emphasis on geography.
    • Geography: Mapping United States History. We also review states and capitals.
    • Science & Health include a wide range of topics from human development and nutrition to astronomy and simple machines. Skills to be developed at this grade level are understanding the scientific method, learning how to form a hypothesis, how to collect data and graph the information. Health topics include healthy living and physical care.
    • Latin: students continue to enrich their Latin vocabulary and begin to understand translations.
    • Physical education three times per week.
    • Fine arts classes include the study of music theory and musical performances for choir and an annual school musical. Students create original artistic expressions from a foundational instruction of the elements of art. Additionally students learn the basics of art history.
    • Daily snack from home; daily lunch and recess.
    • Annual participation in Field Day, Christmas program and Spring Musical and a fifth grade led chapel service.
    • Some Field Trips and Special Activities

– Akron Fossil and Science Center
– Cleveland Botanical Gardens
– Panning for gold
– The Cleveland Orchestra
– Reconstructing the Alamo
– Writing letters to area pastors for Pastor Appreciation Month
– Supporting foreign orphanages and school