What to Expect in 5th
“And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.” Luke 2:52
Bible: The Deep Roots Bible Curriculum is used. This is an Apologetics and Worldview Bible Curriculum developed to equip students with the tools and training to stand firm in the face of today’s cultural challenges.
History: Our study of God’s story revealed through history continues with the discovery of the New World through the American Revolution and the War of 1812. Students research historical figures and participate in a “Living History Museum.”
Reading: Students read excellent and meaningful books that enrich their study of history and develop deeper comprehension and critical skills Books include Johnny Tremain, Amos Fortune: Free Man, The Sign of the Beaver, and The Witch of Blackbird Pond.
Language/Writing: Students sharpen their thinking and communication skills by practicing and utilizing the writing process. Students compose formal and informal writings, expository essays, a research paper, journal entries, and poetry.
Science: Students learn and apply the scientific method in designing and conducting their own science projects in preparation for the science fair. Students are introduced to scientific measurement, the nature of science and technology, and the human body systems.
Math: Students master operations with fractions, percentages, and decimals, and gain exposure to ratios and probability. They will be on track for algebra success through practice in solving equations and complex, real-world problems. Students also study the geometry concepts of area and volume, working with both two- and three-dimensional figures.
Music: Students participate in singing and movement to learn fundamentals of music, study composers and different styles of music, and perform in school programs.
Spanish: Students continue the study of Spanish the first quarter and are then introduced to Latin with a focus on derivatives, vocabulary definitions, and grammatical structures of verbs and nouns for the remainder of the year. Students learn John 1:1 in Latin.
Art: Students study various artists and cultures, as well as elements of art and principles of design while exploring different types of media and techniques to create their artwork. Students study American history and learn, apply, and synthesize the art from America.
Technology: Our portable Chromebook cart travels to each classroom weekly. The teachers create projects that integrate technology into the classroom curriculum. Students learn developmentally appropriate keyboarding and computer skills, Internet navigation and safety, and how to identify trusted and reliable websites.
Library: Students visit the library weekly.
Physical Education: Students have P.E. each week. They learn the basics of a myriad of sports and engage in activities that promote character and being a team player.
Chapel: Our vision is to transform new generations of students who use their minds, hearts, hands, and feet to be culture makers for Jesus Christ. We focus on developing winsome Christian character and strong biblical knowledge.
Recess: Students have daily outdoor recess.
Makerspace: Makerspace encourages children to use their imaginations along with aspects of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) to invent, produce, craft, and construct, in order to create things and develop problem-solving skills.
Field study units and special events may include Explorer Day, where students relive exploration and colonial experiences. Students participate in our annual science fair, and award-winning projects advance to the Austin Regional Science Fair.
The service project revolves around Christmas traditions. Students share American Christmas traditions with adult ESL students, giving the ESL students an opportunity to practice their English and our students the opportunity to learn about cultural differences. They also participate in Operation Christmas Child.