Fifth Grade


Our text is titled Credo: I Believe. This text provides three basic sections:
      1. God, the Father of All
      2. God the Son, the Redeemer
      3. God the Holy Spirit, the Sanctifier

The lessons provide references of the Catechism of the Catholic Church along with Scripture references. This series aspires to aid teachers and parents in transmitting the truths, doctrines, wealth of traditions, and richness of culture found in the Roman Catholic Church.


Our math series is aligned with state and NCTM standards. The program is well-balanced, offering vocabulary, building conceptual understanding, and developing fluency, problem solving, and reasoning skills. We will work on these math skills throughout the school year.
  • Whole Numbers: place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division with 1-digit and 2-digit divisors
  • Decimals: place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division
  • Fractions and Mixed Numbers: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division
  • Ratios, Percents, and Probability
  • Data and Graphing
  • Geometry and Algebra: Geometric Figures, Plane and Solid Figures, Patterns, Integers and the Coordinate Plane 
  • Measurement: Customary and Metric, Perimeter, Area, and Volume

Language Arts:

Our Language Art program provides opportunities for students to practice their writing and reading skills. Incorporated into our program will be our literature study as well as our new book titled Junior Great Books. We will use both as tools to reinforce skills taught during class time. While many of the lessons allow for flexibility, the concepts will be covered throughout the school year. Below you will find a general idea of our Language Arts program.
  • Journal Writing
  • Formal Writing Process: Personal Narrative, Persuasive Essay, Friendly Letter, Letter to the Editor, Dialogue
  • Grammar Concepts
  • Spelling Rules
  • Literature Study covering:
    • Midnight Magic, Avi
    • Maniac Magee, Spinelli
    • Twenty-One Balloons, du Bois
    • The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, Lewis
  • Reading Skills:
    • Comprehension
    • Making Inferences
    • Main Idea and Details
    • Problem/Solution
    • Summarize 
    • Analyze Story Structure
    • Character/Plot
    • Plot and Setting
    • Cause and Effect
    • Fact and Opinion
    • Draw Conclusions
    • Compare and Contrast
    • Author’s Purpose
    • Theme
    • Vocabulary: Idioms, Context Clues, Inflectional Endings, Suffixes, Prefixes, Antonyms, Synonyms, Compound Words, Homographs, Analogies