**Behavior In The Classroom **

**Be Respectful****:** How would I feel?

**Be Responsible:** Understand there will be consequences! Both** good** **and bad... **for your actions!

**Be Safe:** Ask yourself could I or someone else get hurt?

**Be a Team Player:**** **Help your peers!

**Be A Hard Worker:** Challenge yourself!

**Be Prepared:** Come to class prepared with homework, writing utensil, textbook and notebook.

Academic Expectations

**Overview of Fifth Grade Learning Objectives**

This is to provide you with a summary of the key fifth grade learning objectives for reading, language arts, and math. A more detailed description of each subject is provided as well below. The language arts and math curriculum correlate to state standards.

**Fifth grade is a year of highly visible for progress in reading and language arts.** By the end of fifth grade students should be able to:

Use grade appropriate vocabulary

Apply comprehension strategies to a variety of literary genres

Write and punctuate appropriately in research and composition assignments

Speak and listen with grade appropriate skill

**Fifth grade is also a year of development and skill building in mathematics.** By the end of fifth grade students should be able to:

Be proficient using the four math operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division

Use basic algebraic functions such as exponents and order of operations

Apply geometric concepts to solve problems

Use various methods of measurement with skill

Understand data analysis and basic statistical terms

***** Below are more in-depth description of the fifth grade curriculum:**

**Reading**

**Read a newspaper or grade-level book **

**Produce projects demonstrating reading comprehension (e.g. a book report, poster, diorama, skit, mobile, or book jacket) **

**Differentiate between fiction and nonfiction **

**Ask and answer critical questions about characters and plot that explore similarities, contrasts, and hypothetical scenarios **

**Integrate reading skills with science, social studies, and math**

**Writing and Verbal Communication**

**Write in cursive (longhand) as requested **

**Accurately take notes from reference materials **

**Write papers, ranging from three to four pages, that require research **

**Use higher-level vocabulary words, including synonyms and antonyms **

**Write for a purpose: to explain, to describe, to persuade, to entertain, to list, to express an opinion, and so on. **

**Produce polished assignments that have been self-edited for grammar, punctuation, and spelling mistakes **

**Present oral reports**

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**Math**

**Solve long-division math problems with double-digit divisors **

**Multiply two- and three-digit numbers **

**Work with fractions and decimals **

**Calculate perimeter and averages **

**Use a calculator **

**Understand that there is more than one way to solve a math problem; know when and how to incorporate various methods of calculation **

**Do “mental math” (calculating without paper; ability varies widely among students)**

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**Science**

**Analyze, predict, observe, and think scientifically **

**Explain how an answer to a scientific question is found **

**Retain science facts from previous year**

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**History and Social Studies**

**Know home state history **

**Understand the branches of the ****U.S.**** government **

**Retain history facts from previous year **

**Know ****U.S.**** geography**

***** Naturally, 5th grade will be more academically challenging than the earlier grades. Not only is this the final year of elementary school, but teachers are preparing your child for the rigors of middle school.**