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WHAT DO WE DO IN 5TH GRADE?
Reading: Students read new and challenging books in multiple genres independently, in various reading groups, and in literature circles. Students become critical readers through predicting and discussing plot points.
Social Studies: Students study the history of America from the Age of Exploration up until Reconstruction. Students discover history through debates, research projects, webquests, and visits to such historical sites as the Calvin Coolidge Homestead, Fort Ticonderoga, and the city of Boston.
Science: Students learn about Life and Physical Sciences through various hands-on activities such as making their own simple machines and constructing electrical circuits. Our year culminates with the students' Science Fair and a trip to the Boston Science Museum.
Language Arts: Students use the writing process to compose and publish such writing pieces as narratives, persuasive essays, responses to literature, procedures, and reports. Students' reports are often interdisciplinary or incorporated with Science and Social Studies.
Spelling: Students have the opportunity to join the Spelling Team and participate in WCSU's Annual Spelling Competition.