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Fifth Grade PEAK

Curriculum

THEME STUDY: HOW DO WE KNOW? 
During this time students develop their information processing, communication, creative, and critical thinking skills. First, students will find and evaluate resources as they investigate a topic having to do with the brain. Next, students will use all of the multi-media skills they learned in the past to share their research through a brain museum.

PERSONAL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
The teacher will lead discussions and activities to help students function in groups, effectively interact with others, and strengthen their personal problem solving skills.

 
ACTIVITY AREAS:
 
TOPIC STUDY
Topic study time gives each child a chance to explore subjects of interest. Students choose from a wide variety of subjects in the arts, history, sciences, and literature. After reading about the topic, the student uses the information to complete activities at the different levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy.
 
MATH
Second semester students will explore algebraic principles. Students will work independently through a series of 26 lessons.
 
SCIENCE
Second semester students will learn to determine specific criteria and apply rigorous testing procedures as they conduct product testing. Each student will conduct his/her own individual test and complete a product display to share the results of the consumer reports product test.