Goals of the Fifth Grade Full Curriculum:
We continue to emphasize grammar and diagramming in fifth grade, but students move, at this point, from spelling to vocabulary and etymology.By the second or third year of using the Note-Taking/Book Report Guide, students are able to write reports never imagined possible. Theycontinue to read some short classics but by the end of the year make a transition to classics such as, Pollyanna, Railway Children,and Heidi The Macaulay book, City, is integrated in the Day-by-Day with the study of Ancient Rome. The Covenant Home History Overlay is an essential to those who desire a serious study of history. It provides the background and biblical perspective that is often missing from texts. Since it is a work in progress, you’ll want our latest edition.
Students finish their study of the OT in fifth grade, or have the option of working in the Westminster Shorter Catechism, an excellent choice for older siblings as well. Fractions, decimals, ratios, and percents are dealt with in math; geological topics in science. As always, the Day-by-Day is there as a planning tool for the parent, but at this level can sometimes be a little back-up support when enthusiasm wanes or resistance surfaces.