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5th Grade

5th & 6th Grade

Shelby Belisle, Leia Guerin, Kaela McGrath, Juli Schmedding

Math
5th and 6th graders learn and apply skills from the Every Day Math series. It is an intensive curriculum and includes areas such as lattice math, new methods of division, as well as pre-algebra. They also get to play math games on netbooks.


Social Studies 
5th graders study early American exploration and Colonization, the Revolutionary War, Westward Expansion, and the Civil War.

6th graders study the Middle Ages and Ancient Civilizations such as the Mesopotamians, the Aztecs, Incas, Ancient Egyptians, as well as Ancient Greece and Rome. Students also do a Feudalism simulation where they get to play a role in a Feudalistic society, they get to make their own crest and make up a Medieval name.


Communication Arts 
5th and 6th graders read through book club studies, read aloud books, and independent book choices. Throughout the year students read several different genres of books including poetry, historical fiction, and mythology. They perform reader's theater and keep a writer's notebook. Students use critical thinking skills to complete escape rooms, STEM novel activities, and other writing and media projects related to their books. 


Science
5th/6th grade science: Fifth and sixth graders are scientists with inquiring minds! The curriculum for both grades focuses on scientific inquiry and application of the scientific method to investigate questions and draw conclusions. Students conduct numerous investigations throughout the year as they study a variety of science topics. Major areas of study for 5th graders include the classification of living things, the solar system, weather, and simple machines. Sixth graders focus on learning about plant and animal cells, biomes, physical and chemical changes, light and sound, and rocks and minerals. Both 5th and 6th grade students are involved in a variety of tasks requiring teamwork to design and complete projects. 5th and 6th graders are super scientists!


Trips
Coterie Theater- Both, the 5th grade and 6th grade classes take a yearly trip to the Coterie Theater in Kansas City


Contests
Math Contest- The elementary teachers held a Math Contest at Osceola this year with two other schools, El Dorado Springs and Weaubleau. Osceola's 5th grade took 1st Place, and Osceola's 6th grade took 2nd place. Students competed in different categories such as individual testing, tangram relay, pentomino puzzles, Sudoku, team Sudoku, team problem solving, and a math quiz bowl.


Field Day
Students participated in track events such as running, discus, shot put, and long jump.

 

 

 


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