Fifth Grade in Glendale AZ
Fifth grade is where advanced learning truly begins. Building on strong foundations learned in early childhood, fifth grade begins a series of advanced strides that prepare our students for rigors of a school in Glendale/North Phoenix area. While the concepts become more difficult, the support children receive at Canyon Pointe Academy becomes more robust, We’re here to help every child succeed to their fullest potential.
Fifth grade is taught by LaTonya McKinney. Familiar with the demands of schools in Glendale and Peoria, AZ, her curriculum is structured to immerse kids in the advanced concepts they need to get ahead and stay ahead in their educational careers. Her approach to hands-on learning empowers students to learn at their pace while ensuring no one falls behind.
- Math: Students will analyze patterns and relationships, understand the place value system and perform operations with both multi-digit whole numbers and decimals. Students will add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions, represent and interpret data, graph points on the coordinate plane, and classify figures.
- Literacy and Language Arts: The class will read, analyze and summarize informational text and explore varied genres of literature. Students will also learn to analyze figurative language, compare and contrast different texts, write narratives and conduct short research projects. Students will be graded on their ability to plan, draft, revise, and edit clear and coherent writing.
- Science: Students will explore scientific processes, including questioning, planning and conducting investigations. They’ll be expected to describe the interactions between human populations, natural hazards, and the environment. Students will develop an understanding of the Earth, its history, composition and formative processes, and explore the solar systems and the universe.
- Social studies: Students understand the history of the United States within an integrated approach utilizing primary and secondary sources including written and oral histories, images, and artifacts with special attention being given to founding documents including the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and amendments, and landmark Supreme Court cases. Many thematic units tying together English Language Arts and Social Studies are explored.