5th and 6th Grade
Greetings from the big wing!
On the upper age level of the school we start to get the students more independent and responsible. Group activity and partner work encourages the students to work well with one another and use time wisely. We do several different projects throughout the curriculum subjects to encourage creativity. Our biggest project is the Festival of Nations in which each student chooses a country to research and compile a 15 page report throughout several months. At the end of the research all students have a booth in which to display their reports, share items from their country, come dressed as a native to their country and serve a treat.
On alternating years, they have the opportunity to participate in the science fair.
Reading instruction includes stories from a Basal Reader and from novels that are read and discussed. This method develops a love for reading books and choosing books of interest to them.
Math instruction in 5th and 6th grade focuses on decimals, fractions, and algebra.
In Bible class, students learn about how the promises that God gave to His people in the Old Testament are fulfilled in the New Testament. A highlight of Bible class for 5th and 6th graders is celebrating a number of Biblical feasts including the Feast of Purim and Passover.
Science at this level has a strong focus on Life Science. A variety of early civilizations are studied in Social Studies and on alternating years we delve into Minnesota history.
This class is a great place for discussion, searching for truth and seeing our purpose in God's world.