Fifth Grade Curriculum Overview
Fifth Grade at Trinity Episcopal Day School is multi-faceted and stimulating. The learning activities set forth encourage exploration, cooperation and mastery of core skill knowledge. In addition, Trinity strives to promote Christian values and principles in everything we do. It is our goal to create a vibrant, child-centered program that is designed to capture students’ interests and fully engage them in the learning process. Each student has a Google Chromebook which gives the ability to access digital tools and resources in all subject areas. Students learn research skills, keyboarding, digital citizenship and other applications in a safe and closely monitored setting.
The fifth grade Language Arts curriculum extends essential literacy skills including reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary and spelling. Students are exposed to a variety of genres as well as books of their own choosing. Writing instruction focuses on preparing clear and focused essays with formal introductions, supporting evidence and conclusions.
The Math Program aims to build confidence and enthusiasm. This curriculum offers innovative engaging activities which emphasize computation skills, problem-solving skills, algebraic thinking and communication about mathematical topics.
Through completion of science investigations, students explore life, earth and physical science principles. Students spend several hours each week in our Science Lab.
Students learn about United States history and geography including the development of the United States and the formation of a nation. The study of current events is enhanced through the use of multiple online grade appropriate websites.
In addition to our academic curriculum, the fifth graders enjoy Spanish, Music, Physical Education, Art, Library, Religion, Science Lab and ongoing Computer/Keyboarding instruction.
Special Events and Activities:
5th Grade Scientist: Krista Myers LSU
5th graders skype with Krista during her travels to Antarctica and Alaska each year and get to experience the culture and environment through a virtual experience.
Integrated STEAM/Science Robotics Fair
Students research and construct robots which are judged by volunteers from the LSU Science Department.
Students have the opportunity to serve as acolytes on a rotation basis for weekly Eucharist services.
Students meet each Friday with their PreK 4 buddies for planned reading activities.
Students set up, stock and sell snacks each Friday to raise funds for the end of the year trip.
Students help plan, set up and work a school wide “store” and guide younger students through a Christmas Shopping experience.
Middle School Shadow Day
5th graders spend a time shadowing middle school at St. Luke’s Episcopal School and Episcopal to get an idea of what is coming for 6th grade.
End of the Year Trip
5th graders take an exciting trip in the spring to Camp Kanuga in Hendersonville, North Carolina.