Overview of Curriculum
The ELA curriculum (for fifth and sixth grade) consists of Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening, and Language. This is accomplished through the use of the anthology (reading a variety of genres) and literature circles. In addition, we do a lot of writing with peer editing and numerous opportunities to give presentations. We learn basic grammar skills and utilize a spelling book and vocabulary workshop book.
Math is taught to fifth graders by Sr. Maryanne King.
Religion for the fifth grade consists of the Sacraments, The Liturgical Year, Saints, Feasts, and Special People, major beliefs of Mary, prayer, the parts of the mass, vessels and other objects used at Mass, and Social Justice. Religion curriculum for the sixth grade centers on the preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation.
Social Studies is taught to the fifth graders by Ms. Canio. It consists of The Western Hemisphere to include The United States and Its Close Neighbors. In addition, there is an emphasis on geography skills.