5th Grade Curriculum

  • I closely follow the Ann Arbor Public Schools curriculum.  

    The language arts block consists of reading, writing, and word study.  The reading program comes from Fauntas and Pinnell. The writing program comes from Lucy Calkins.  The word study program comes from Word Generation.

    I use the Everyday Mathematics program to teach math.  

    The science units that I teach are called Human Body in Motion, Structure and Properties of Matter, Earth’s Systems, and Stars and the Solar System.  I will co-teach the Project Lead the Way units, Robotics: Environmental Change and Robotics: Real-World Design Problem.

    I am currently in the process of helping develop new Social Studies units modeled from the MC3 units.  

    The health units come from a program called Michigan Model.

    After spending the first week of school building our classroom community, the next 2-3 weeks of school will be spent testing students to find their individual levels so that I may best teach to their abilities.