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5th Grade

5th Grade Curriculum

Trinity Christian School is committed to providing a safe and caring environment where children can receive a quality education from a Biblical Worldview while developing thinking and articulate students. We are devoted to fusing faith and learning in such a way that each student is practically equipped to face their future and become a life-long learner.

Below you will find a summary of our curriculum for each subject, along with the curriculum provider where applicable.

  • Place Value
  • Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division of Whole Numbers and Decimals
  • Modeling/ Strategies
  • Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division of Fractions
  • Volume
  • Converting Measurements
  • Interpreting Data
  • Graphing
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Book genres
  • Literary techniques
  • Comprehension Drills
  • Class Novels: The Secret Garden, The Westing Game, From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankenweiler, Number the Stars
  • Novel-based projects
  • Survey of the Old Testament
  • Beginning in Genesis – gain a clearer perspective of how the stories of the Old Testament fit together into one pattern
  • Learning about Old Testament characters
  • Israelites and their journey from Egypt to the Promised Land
  • Punctuation
  • Parts of Speech
  • Compound/Complex sentences
  • Paragraphing
  • Types of writing
  • Compositions: “How To” Expository, Sentences, Nouns, Verbs, Study and reference skills, Pronouns, Adjectives, Adverbs, Writing Units: Compare and contrast, Persuasive, Narrative, Book review
  • The First Americans
  • Canada
  • The Eastern United States
  • The North American Plains
  • The American West
  • Division and Reunion (Civil War)
  • The Nation’s Growth
  • World War I and II
  • Freedom and Responsibility
  • Mexico
  • Central America
  • West Indies
  • South America
  • Historical Highlights
  • Nations
  • Geography will focus on the Western Hemisphere
  • Projects: World Expo and Wax Museum
  • Biblical Worldview
  • Rocks and Minerals
  • Fossils and Dinosaurs
  • Matter
  • Energy and Heat
  • Weather
  • Biomes
  • Changes and Interactions in an Ecosystem
  • Energy- Sound and Light
  • Respiratory and Circulatory System
  • Short and Long Vowels
  • Homophones
  • Homographs
  • Endings
  • Prefixes / Suffixes
  • Plurals
  • R-Controlled Vowels
  • Words with Greek and Latin Roots
  • Words from French and Spanish
  • Schwa L and N in both stressed and unstressed syllables
  • Elements of Design: Line, shape, color, value, texture, form and space
  • Media: Different media and techniques in artworks from around the world (painting, drawing, cutting, gluing, sculpting (slab technique), and mixed media
  • Skills: Create artworks using observation, problem solving, designing, sketching and constructing
  • Create using color value, color schemes (complementary colors)
  • Creating art which communicates ideas based on imagination, recall and observation
  • Identify and describe the elements of two and three dimensional form
  • Recognizes that visual arts are part of various cultures' history
  • Knowledge of foreground, middle ground, background and horizon line

Our Spanish curriculum is designed to build foundations in the Spanish language for learners in grades K-8. Students learn vocabulary useful in everyday life, verbs and present tense conjugation, and grammar concepts as components of language they can put together in different ways to speak, read, and write in Spanish.

Our curriculum covers 12 essential skills of digital literacy including: computer fundamentals, coding, keyboarding, online safety and digital citizenship, computational thinking, multimedia, internet usage and online communication, visual mapping, word processing, spreadsheets, databases and presentations.

  • Dynamics (loud and soft)
  • Pitch (high and low)
  • Rhythm (fast and slow, rhythm patterns)
  • Melody (high and low, melodic patterns)
  • Harmony (combination of high and low pitches played together)
  • Performance (rhythmic and melodic instruments including African Drums, various rhythm instruments, and bells)
  • Music History (study of composers and their music in correlation to how it relates to today’s music)
  • Composition (writing rhythmic and melodic patterns and songs)

Students come to the library weekly and are able to check out up to five books per week and can renew them two times. Advanced readers have the opportunity to use the Middle School Library.

  • Develop team-building skills by working with others through physical activity
  • Understand principles of health promotion and the prevention and treatment of illness and injury
  • Students will perform loco motor, non-loco motor and manipulative skills at a utilization level, show fundamental components of healthy living, and use appropriate skills in team, group and individual activities
  • Introduce basic fundamental skills of various team sports and other health-enhancing activities
  • During all activities, recreational play verses competitive play and good sportsmanship are continually fostered and encouraged.