Students in fifth grade will have 2 teachers and these teachers will work together as one team! One teacher will teach language arts and writing while the other will teach science, social studies, and math.
Ms. Edmonds and Ms. Marousek will teach science, social studies, and math. In science your students will learn about forces, chemistry, geology, and ecology. In social studies, they will study Reconstruction through the present day. In math, your students will learn to apply their math skills to real world situations. Students will be shown how to explain their answers in writing and as well as verbally. Some units students will explore will be fractions, measurement, and decimals.
Ms. Nelson and Ms. Venturini will teach language arts and writing. Read alouds will be used to integrate social studies and science curriculum. Students will explore point of view, figurative language, character analysis, conflict, foreshadowing, irony, and many other skills. Students will focus on reading with feeling to match a character's mood, having stamina for reading independently, and the ability to discuss stories while using evidence to support their opinions. Although we will write narratives and memoirs, as well as poetry, our main focus will be on persuasive writing. Students will learn to form an opinion about a topic and back it up with evidence from multiple sources.
We look forward to an exciting year with the students!