5th Grade Curriculum
I closely follow the Ann Arbor Public Schools curriculum.
The language arts block consists of reading, writing, and word study and will take 2 ½ hours every day. The reading program comes from Fauntas and Pinnell. The writing program comes from Lucy Calkins. The word study program comes from Word Generation.
I will be using the Everyday Mathematics program to teach math.
Either science, social studies, or health will be taught each day. The science units that I will teach are called Human Body in Motion and Ch-Ch-Ch Changes (matter). I will coteach a science program called Project Lead the Way. The PLTW units are called Robotics and Automation: Challenge and Robotics and Automation: Environmental Cleaning. The social studies units that I will teach come from a program called Early Integrated American History. The health units come from a program called Michigan Model.
I will spend time the first 2-3 weeks of school testing students to find their individual levels so that I may best teach to their abilities.