A Transition to Middle School

Fifth grade at Holy Spirit Catholic School is an academically challenging year to prepare students to confidently and successfully cross the threshold from the elementary grades into the hallways of the Middle School and beyond. A primary goal in fifth grade is to help students develop a closer relationship with Jesus through our study of the Sacraments.  We also focus on respect and responsibility as we transition into becoming more independent learners.  Fifth graders are fabulous! 

RELIGION

  • The Seven Sacraments
  • Parts of the Mass, Vestments and Vessels
  • Holy Days of Obligation and Laws of the Church
  • The Mysteries of the Rosary
  • Mary, the Model of Discipleship
  • Saints
  • Parables
  • Vocations
  • Liturgical Seasons

READING

  • Novel Studies
  • Textbook-Fiction/Non-fiction work
  • Story Elements

ENGLISH/LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA)

  • Vocabulary
  • Spelling
  • Grammar
  • Writing

MATH

  • Place Value
  • Multiplication and Division
  • Fractions
  • Geometry
  • Measurement

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Native Americans
  • Geography
  • Explorers
  • Colonization
  • American Revolution
  • Constitution/Government

SCIENCE

  • Life Science
  • Physical Science
  • Earth Science

FIELD TRIPS

  • Sea Life Aquarium/Lego Land
  • Vocation Day
  • Historic Oxford School House