Students study basic physical, biological, and earth science. Students conduct laboratory experiments and are introduced to the Scientific method. Participation in the Science Fair is mandatory in grades 3-8.
In American History, students explore the history of the United States from Colonial to pre-Civil War. The effects of immigration, industrialization, expansion, Spanish-American War, mercantilism, Revolution and its effect on our cultural, economic and geographic diversity. In addition, the study of current events and interpretation of maps, charts and graphs are also taught.
Students have morning and lunch recesses. Students in the fifth grade have approximately 30 minutes homework every day. Daily practice of Math and Spelling is essential. Occasionally, homework in Science or Social Studies is assigned.
Students receive instruction in Spanish, Art, Music, and Physical Education. They also visit the media center as well as the computer lab.
Students are exposed to elements of drawing, shading and color. Students keep a portfolio of their work. They are exposed to varying artistic styles and genres.
Students explore elements of Music such as rhythm by sight and sound, meter, meter signatures, like and unlike phrases, high and low voice registers, major and minor scales, unison , harmony and the ability to sing both. In addition, theoretical concepts such as Rondo, and ABA forms are studied. In addition, students continue their study of the recorder through the Recorder Karate program. Students are expected to implement basic fingering and note reading for one and one half octaves and Duets.
Students spend time in the Media Center through conducting basic concepts of titles, authors, subjects and research. Students can check out books appropriate to their age level.
Students are exposed to fitness assessments, traveling/locomotor skills, Body management/Gymnastics/Dance, Soccer. Volleyball, Football, Basketball, Track, T-ball and individual dual sports such as Golf, Tennis, and Badminton are taught.
Students explore elements of conversation through greetings, salutations, colors, numbers, music, dance, and basic vocabulary. Directions, physical descriptions, through both written communication, as well as oral communication, are also taught. Students in the fifth grade receive instruction 3 days per week.
The purpose of the technology laboratory is to integrate the use of technology with the curriculum. In that light, students spend their “lab time” with the assistance of the Technology Coordinator and their classroom teacher. Basic elements of word processing, graphing, research and simple publishing are explored.