5th & 6th Grades

Fifth Grade

Math, Language Arts and US Geography are the primary focus. The goal is to provide the students with a broader base in which to better express themselves and an understanding of their world.

Religion
The class studies a chronological history of the Bible from the Bible from Genesis through Revelation. Each section involves a focus on both Law and Gospel lessons within the text.

Reading
Houghton Mifflin Reading is used as our text. The focus is upon the building of vocabulary, use of context and relating personal experiences with the stories. There is also use of a number of book reports.

Mathematics
The Saxon Math series is used as our text. The focus is upon the introduction of algebraic algorithms, fractions, geometry and percentage. There is also increased focus on the metric system and measurements.

English
The focus of writing in complete sentences is introduced as well as the dissection of a sentence. Parts of speech are analyzed and applied in many different types of exercises. Creative writing is used extensively as well. Other focuses include the introduction to and use of many different reference materials.

Spelling
The building of vocabulary as well as the focus on suffixes, prefixes, and root words is used to reinforce the lessons.

Science
The science curriculum focuses upon the proper use of the scientific method. Along with the text, a number of experiments and units are performed by the students from a grant given to the school by CLEF.

Social Studies
The focus of the unit is upon the geography, history and importance of the 50 States. Each unit examines sons’ and daughters’ of the state influence in our history, major resources, tourist attractions and other places of interest.

 

Sixth Grade

Religion
We take a look at the character sketches within the pages of scripture as stated in I Corinthians 10:11. We examine the lessons of loyalty, responsibility, courage determination, initiative, decisiveness and orderliness, to name a few. Each unit consists of four lessons introducing the different example of each characteristic within the Bible.

Reading
The Macmillan McGraw-Hill textbook focuses on the many genres of literature. The introduction of each section guides the students through the table of contents. The questions focus on the student predicting what the selections may be about through their own experiences. There is ample use of journal writing each lesson.

Writing
Together with the journal writing in reading and creative writing, the grammar focuses upon reinforcement of sentence structure as well as focusing on the proper usage of direct and indirect objects. Mechanics of writing as well as proof reading skills are attended to within the year.

Mathematics
The Saxon Math series introduces the students to the use of fractions and decimals. Much of the work focuses upon gathering the information through word problems as well as a number of logic questions. A measurement of geometric shapes is a focus toward the end of the year with the introduction of Pi for measuring arcs and circles.

Science
The science curriculum focuses upon the proper use of the scientific method. Along with the text, a number of experiments and units are performed by the students from a grant given to the school by CLEF.

Social Studies
The focus of the history and geography of the nations throughout the world. We will also tap into the US relationship with each country and the influences of each upon the other.

Spelling
The study of the more complex words of the English language and their origin is the focus. Reference texts are also used to sharpen the skills needed in higher grades.