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5th Grade

Learning Goals for Fifth Grade (End of Year Expectations)

Students will:
  • Ask questions and seek to learn more about the world around them.
  • Socialize with peers and teachers and improve communication skills.
  • Learn to become responsible and respectful individuals.
  • Follow a scope and sequence that will guide them through learning spelling rules and building foundations in understanding word meanings, breaking down spelling rules, and examining affixes and root word bases.
  • Conduct novel studies analyzing and interpreting literary and informational texts across genres throughout the year.
  • Explore specific types of writing – Narrative, Opinion/Persuasive, and Informational. Students will also follow the writing process during which they brainstorm, draft, revise, edit, and publish their written work.
  • Focus on Area and Volume, Whole Number Place Value and Operations, Fraction concepts, Addition, and Subtraction, Decimal Concepts; Coordinate Grids, Operations with Fractions, and Investigations in Measurement; Decimal Multiplication and Division.
  • Investigate the world around them through the scientific process, problem-solving, and thinking critically.
  • Have the opportunity to apply knowledge gained across subjects to create STEAM projects.
  • Study US History including the Geography of the United States
What’s FUN about Fifth Grade?
  • Field Trips
  • Art Class once a week
  • Physical Education Class once a week
  • Library once a week
  • Two recesses a day!
  • Music once a week
  • Principal Time
  • Guidance Class
  • Schoolwide celebrations (Halloween, Thanksgiving, Holiday Programs)
  • Hands-on manipulatives and tools for learning.
  • Novel and author studies.
  • STEAM and Project Based Learning
  • Reading Buddies with a younger classroom
  • Multi-night  field trip to an outer island (service based)
  • Lei Day Royal Court and performance
  • Market Day
  • End-of-Year Research Expo
  • End of year Celebrations (Talent Show, Spelling Bee)
What does my child need to start?
  • A backpack
  • A lunch (Can be provided through our vendor)
  • A change of clothes
  • Successful completion of an accredited 4th grade program
  • A positive attitude and eagerness to learn
*We provide all school supplies. – Including 1:1 computers for grades 5 and 6.

At HKS we are focused on being developmentally appropriate and meeting our students where they are at. Our skilled teachers build curriculum around our student’s needs and strengths. This allows each child to shine and get what they need to be a life-long learner.