Fifth Grade Curriculum


  1. Catechism class led by one of the pastors
  2. Weekly Chapel
  3. Daily devotions
  4. Scripture reading and discussions
  5. Memorization of key Bible passages and chief parts of Luther’s Small Catechism


  1. Practice in word recognition and vocabulary development
  2. Study of figures of speech and description
  3. Required personal reading and written book reports
  4. Daily poetry recitation
  5. Study of novels including:
    • A Wonder Book for Girls and Boys (Nathaniel Hawthorne)
    • Black Ships Before Troy (Rosemary Sutcliff)
    • The Aeneid for Boys and Girls (Alfred Church)
    • Selections from Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (J.R.R. Tolkien)
    • Selections from The Canterbury Tales (a retelling by Geraldine McCaughrean)
    • The Adventures of Robin Hood (Roger Lancelyn Green)
    • A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Shakespeare)

Language Arts – Shurley Grammar; Spalding Spelling 

  1. Grammar, sentence structure, mechanics, diagramming
  2. Use of reference materials and library skills
  3. Practice writing through imitation exercises
  4. Practice research skills and report writing
  5. Weekly spelling tests based on high frequency words
  6. Daily cursive handwriting practice reinforced in all subject areas
  7. Practice writing figures of speech and description

Math – Saxon

  1. Whole number concepts and computation
  2. Fractions, decimals, and percentages
  3. Problem solving strategies
  4. Practice in mental math
  5. Daily timed drills
  6. Continual review using an incremental approach

History – Veritas Press- U.S. History 

  1. Overview of U. S. history from Exploration to 1815
  2. Study of primary sources


  1. Review U.S. states and capitals
  2. Study of each continent focusing on major physical features and countries

Latin – Latin Primer Book III

  1. Review of vocabulary from Latin I & II
  2. Acquisition of new Latin vocabulary
  3. Latin derivatives in English language
  4. Verb conjugations and tenses
  5. Noun declensions and cases
  6. Grammar in Latin and English
  7. Paradigms in chants
  8. Translation from Latin to English and English to Latin
  9. Hymns and Bible passages in Latin

Science – Composite Curriculum based on Bob Jones

  1. Cultivate wonder of created world
  2. Emphasis on scientific inquiry and observation skills
  3. Units of study include ecology, astronomy, sound, plants, the human body, electricity and magnetism, solutions, acids and bases, and more


  1. Opportunity to participate in school choir
  2. Students not in choir take Music Appreciation; emphasis on musical history and study of musical forms
  3. Opportunity to participate in beginning band 


  1. Recognition and use of various elements of art; color, line, shape, texture
  2. Study of famous artists and their works


  1. Keyboard/word processing

Physical Education

  1. Developmental skills (large/fine motor skills)
  2. Exercise, track skills, running, developmental games for sports, fitness skills


  1. Outdoor Education
  2. Christmas program/Spring musical
  3. Sports teams; soccer, volleyball, basketball, flag football
  4. Lutheran Track and Field Day
  5. Choir/band concert
  6. Field trips