4th-5th GRADE CLASSES

ART

Students will complete art projects that transport them back in time to historical eras that align with their history unit. They will use creativity and imagination as they integrate art with learning in other subjects. Students will be encouraged to bring their work home to decorate their homes and lives outside of school.

 

Requirements:

  • Supplies will be provided.

GRAMMAR

Easy Grammar curriculum. Purchase only 1 of the 2 workbooks based on the child's grade level.

Easy Grammar 4 Student Workbook: $14.95 

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Easy Grammar 5 Student Workbook: $14.95 

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HISTORY

All history courses (Years 1–4) cover ancient history through modern history, but each course stops in different places and time periods to explore in depth. Our testing has shown that it is effective for children to see the whole sweep of history and how it fits together each year. In addition, children enjoy this approach as they can become disengaged when a year-long course focuses on the same time period, especially when learning ancient history.

 

MATH

In the classroom, we will make math come alive! We will be playing math facts games and practicing applicable real-world math such as measurements, weights, shapes, time, number sequence, money, graphing, fractions, and more. On home days, students will use Teaching Textbooks for online lessons and problems. Teaching Textbooks has automated grading so a parent will just need to submit grades to the teacher.

Required Materials:

  • Teaching Textbooks: You can purchase new or used CDs (prices range from $40 used to $119.90 new) or subscribe to the online version for $43.08. (http://teachingtextbooks.com) Note: If purchasing used, choose Version 2.0 which comes with automated grading. If you are uncertain of your student's math grade level, use the assessments found on the Teaching Textbooks website before ordering.

  • Computer with internet access (and a disc drive if using CDs)

MUSIC with Mrs. Black

Music is a chance for every student to shine! With singing, movement, and some instruments, students will learn to appreciate music as well as begin to read and write in the languages of music. 4th and 5th graders will learn to play recorders, which will be provided through the course materials fee. Students will participate in a Christmas program, as well as a public showcase at the end of the school year.

PE GAMES

In PE students will learn that exercise is, and should be, FUN! This class will be held outdoors whenever possible, in sun and snow. Students will learn how to play together and work on individual skills. Group games will be taught and laughter will be had during activities such as soccer, basketball, kickball, jump rope, four square, tag and many others.

 Requirements :

  • Students will need clothing appropriate for exercise.

  • Sneakers are necessary and proper outdoor attire will be expected in cold weather.

  • Older students will be encouraged to bring antiperspirants to class.

  • No purchases required. 

PUBLIC SPEAKING with Mrs. Olsen

Students will choose topics, create keyword outlines and use outlines to speak to classmates in a conversational tone. We will have fun incorporating visual aids and discovering that public speaking is not so scary, after all. No purchases required.

READ ALOUD

We will be exploring some read aloud books that go along with our History some of the books we will be able to explore are:

• Foo and Ching by Phyllis Ayer Sowers

• The Falcon of Eric the Red by Catherine Cate Coblentz

• The Mooring Tree by Gertrude Robinson

• The Story of Edith Cavell by Iris Vinton

These books are all published by The Good and the Beautiful Library and appeal to all ages—grades 1– 12.

SCIENCE

We use unit studies where we explore a topic with several lessons. This year we will be exploring the following health and safety units:

  • God Gave Me a Body

  • Home Alone

  • Kitchen and Cooking Safety

  • Internet and Peer Pressure

  • Fire Safety

  • Water and Electricity

  • Natural Disasters

 

We will also be exploring the following Earth and Life Science topics:

  • Volcanoes

  • Rocks

  • Landforms

  • Mammals

SPANISH 4-5 with Mrs. Sander

Students will begin learning Spanish through fun classroom activities and an at-home online program. The class will develop the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Integrated music will help students with vocabulary and fluency while encouraging the joy of singing.

 

Required Materials:

  • Taught in class and with Risas y Sonrisas online curriculum. Supplies and curriculum will be ordered in bulk by EMERGE, then families will reimburse the school.

SPELLING

In class, students will practice their spelling with games and activities. At home, students use All About Spelling, a very hands-on curriculum that even reluctant spellers enjoy. Students work at their own level so they achieve a strong foundation in spelling.

Required Materials

WRITING

IEW Fables, Myths, and Fairy Tales Writing Lessons: $29.00

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