1400 E. Central Rd. Mt. Prospect, IL 60056 Telephone #: (847) 296-3490 Fax #: (847) 296-1155


5th Grade


Dear Parents,

Below is the curriculum and activities that the 5th grade students do throughout the year.

Curriculum

Reading:

  • Anthology of stories both fiction and nonfiction
  • Monthly book reports
  • Skills developed: comprehension, inferences, main idea, problem/solution, context clues
  • Separate vocabulary book with daily testing

Math:

  • Place value of whole numbers and decimals
  • All operations with whole numbers and decimals
  • Estimation with whole numbers and decimals
  • Analyzing data and graphs, construction graphs
  • Number sense and logic
  • Writing workable math problems
  • Problem solving strategies
  • Intro to Algebra, expressions and equations
  • All operations with fractions
  • Measurement both customary and metric
  • Area and perimeter

Language Arts:

  • Grammar and sentence structure
  • Diagramming sentences
  • Writing personal narratives
  • How-to (written and oral presentation)
  • Writing business letters, persuasive, descriptive, poetry
  • Research papers

Social Studies:

  • US geography
  • Native Americans
  • Age of Exploration
  • The 13 colonies
  • American Revolution
  • The Civil War

Science:

  • Animals
  • Sound and Light
  • Weather
  • Earth and its changes
  • Astronomy
  • Lab experiments
  • Written Lab Reports
  • Understanding and application of the Scientific Method
  • Projects (endangered animals, electricity, and anmial habitats)
  • Science Studies Weekly Newspaper
  • Super Science Magazine

Religion:

  • Focus on the Sacraments
  • Understanding the parts of the Mass
  • Mass preparation
  • Study of the special seasons of the church year
  • Projects (saints, and service projects)

5th Grade Highlights

Junior Achievement

St. Viator Plays

Spanish Club

Woodworking

Endangered Animals Auction

Peggy Newberg Nature Museum

In house visitors

Zoo

Baby Closet, Preservation of the Human Dignity Society