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Ali Boivin's (Kessler) Classroom: Curriculum

Math

Module 1: Place Value and Decimal Fractions

Module 2: Multi- Digit Whole Number and Decimal Fraction Operations

Module 3: Addition and Subtraction of Fractions

Module 4: Multiplication and Division of Fractions and Decimal Fractions

Module 5: Addition and Multiplication with Volume and Area

Module 6: Problem Solving with the Coordinate Plane

 

Our six Eureka modules are supplemented by Common Core aligned content on ST Math to help students with their spatial-temporal understanding of mathematical concepts. 

Literacy

Reading

1. Interpretation Book Clubs: Analyzing Themes

2. Tackling Complexity: Moving Up Levels of Non- Fiction

3. Argument & Advocacy: Researching Debatable Issues

4. Fantasy Book Clubs: The Magic of Themes and Symbols

 

Grammar / Word Study - integrated through our reading & writing unites, we focus on prefixes, suffixes, root words and grammar conventions.

 

Writing

1. Narrative Craft

2. The Lense of History: Research Reports

3. Research- Based Argument Essay

4. Memoir

Social Studies & Science

Social Studies

Our social studies learning is integrated in our literacy units of study, including Western Expansion in the United States during our non fiction writing unit on research writing. 

 

Science

Our major focus in 5th grade is STEM and Robotics, which in the past has occurred in the first trimester. Due to current health restrictions from COVID19, our collaborative unit on Robotics has been postponed and logistics of when and how this can happen are currently being brainstormed.