In fifth grade, we emphasize the strengthening of our Christian character, increasing our responsibility in learning and in choice making, and developing our talents to help each student become who God wants them to be. Bible is a key subject. The students memorize passages and engage in daily lessons which emphasize decision making with the resulting consequences.
Our studies include a wide range of subjects and skills. Math studies include multiplication with four digit multipliers, division with three digit divisors, standard and metric systems, converting measurements, ratios, proportions, and percents. Operations with fractions and decimals make up the largest portion of our math curriculum. Spelling with an emphasis on Greek and Latin roots, Literature, English grammar combined with research and writing, Old world history and geography, and, finally, science/health make up our busy days.
Fifth grade has a wide assortment of enrichment activities which enhance the curriculum. Class specials add much variety to our week. They include art, music, physical education, chapel, library, and computer. Some special projects include the ACSI spelling bee and math Olympics, and an in-depth research project on Christian heroes and missionaries. Field trips will be added throughout the year to bring more fun and learning to our themes.
Email: Tracey Barnthouse
Mrs. Barnthouse is a graduate of Boston Baptist College where she majored in Christian Education. In 2006, she also became a Licensed Practical Nurse.
Her teaching experience began as a teenager and ranges from teaching very young children in church settings, to teaching ladies in an adult class. She has taught third, fifth, and sixth grade classes in Christian schools.