Fifth Grade - Science

  • Building Blocks of Science: "Structures and Properties of Matter" of Carolina Biological
    In Structures and Properties of Matter, students will use Science and Engineering Practices to:
    • Develop a model to describe that matter is made of particles too small to be seen (NGSS Performance Expectation 5-PS1-1)
    • Measure and graph quantities to provide evidence that regardless of the type of change that occurs when heating, cooling, or mixing substance, the total weight of matter is conserved (NGSS Performance Expectation 5-PS1-2)
    • Make observations and measurements to identify materials based on their properties (NGSS Performance Expectation 5-PS1-3)
    • Conduct investigations to determine whther the mixing of two or more substances results in new substances (NGSS Performance Expectation 5-PS1-4)

    Building Blocks of Science: "Changing Earth" of Carolina Biological
    In Changing Earth, students will use Science and Engineering Practices to:
    • Identify evidence from patterns in rock formations and fossils in rock layers to support an explanation for changes in a landscape over time (NGSS Performance Expectation 4-ESS1-1)
    • Make observations and/or measurements to provide evidence of the effects of weathering or the rate of erosion by water, ice, wind, or vegetation (NGSS Performance Expectation 4-ESS 2-1)
    • Analyze and interpret data from maps to describe patterns of Earth's features (NGSS Performance Expectation 4-ESS2-2)
    • Generate and compare multiple solutions to reduce the impacts of natural Earth processes on humans (NGSS Performance Expectation 4-ESS3-2) 
    Building Blocks of Science: "Matter and Energy in Ecosystems" of Carolina Biological
    In Matter and Energy in Ecosystems, students will use Science and Engineering Practices to:
    • Support an argument that plants get the materials they need for growth chiefly from air and water (NGSS Performance Expectation 5-LS1-1)
    • Develop a model to describe the movement of matter among plants, animals, decomposers, and the environment (NGSS Performance Expectation 5-LS2-1)
    • Develop a model using an example to describe the ways the geosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and/or atmosphere interact (NGSS Performance Expectation 5-ESS2-1)
    • Obtain and combine information about ways individual communities use science ideas to protect the earth's resources and environment (NGSS Performance Expectation 5-ESS3-1)
    • Use models to describe that energy in animals' food (used for body repair, growth, motion, and to maintain body warmth) was once energy from the sun (NGSS Performance Expectation 5-PS3-1)

Elementary ELA Curriculum

  • The series of Reach for Reading Books

    Reach for Reading by Cengage Publishing

    The elementary ELA curriculum is called Reach for Reading. The program contains 8 units centered around a "Big Question" related to that particular unit. The fiction and non-fiction texts that are included in each unit help build to answering that unit's "Big Question". Students engage in critical thinking when determininig how to best answer the "Big Question".

    Visit the Reach for Reading Website for more information


Elementary Mathematics Curriculum

  • Origo Stepping StonesCovers of 6 different Stepping Stones books.

    The elementary school mathematics curriculum is called Origo Stepping Stones, A web-based core curriculum that has been designed to replicate the content and the intent of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. Teachers follow the scope and sequence of the program in order to build understanding from Kindergarten to Fifth grade. Stepping Stones emphasizes conceptual understanding, procedural fluency and application of mathematical skills.

Fifth Grade - Social Studies