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5th Grade

Welcome to 5th Grade at Noah Webster Schools!

5th grade at Noah Webster Schools has a rich curriculum and we are excited to share it with you and your child. We are going to reach for the moon; it will be an exciting and memorable time!

Our goal is to work hard for you and ensure that our program exceeds the standard. It will be challenging and fun. Because we believe in each child’s uniqueness and abilities, your child will be expected to excel. Ultimately, parents, students, and teachers working together creates a truly independent, successful student!

As a part of the learning experience at Noah Webster Schools, 5th grade students step away from the traditional classroom setting and discover a new way of learning by attending scheduled field trips. The field trips align with the overall curriculum and subjects learned in the classroom to the outside world and real life experiences. Our 5th grade field trips vary year to year, but have included chaperoned trips to the Arizona Science Center & Planetarium and JA Biztown.

5th Grade Curriculum

In 5th grade math, our students will apply previous knowledge to solve real world problems and gain new skills through direct instruction by learning;

  • Measurement and data
  • Geometry
  • Operations and algebraic thinking
  • Number and operations in base ten
  • Number and operations – fractions

In 5th grade language arts, your child will learn a range of skills that improve their familiarity with the English literature. Each teacher at Noah Webster Schools works with the students to further their previous learned knowledge in all areas of language arts which includes the study of reading, writing, grammar, spelling and vocabulary. The lesson plan will advance your child’s current understanding of the basic fundamentals of language arts by learning:

  • Key ideas and details
  • Craft and structure
  • Integration of knowledge and ideas
  • Range of reading and level of text complexity
  • Comprehension and collaboration
  • Conventions of standard English
  • Vocabulary acquisition and use

Reading

Our teachers utilize different works of literature to progress your child’s comprehension skills for them to meet the 5th grade reading standards. Your child will learn how to process descriptive text and narratives through McGraw-Hill reading and other selective stories in order to:

  • Identify the main character
  • Recognize the problem and solution
  • Summarize the text in order to draw an ending conclusion
  • Make predictions
  • Draw inferences
  • Create their own judgments and decisions about significant events

Teachers will also work with the students to improve their skills when reading aloud. This involves word accuracy, appropriate pacing and understanding. Your child will build the required reading and comprehensive skills to enhance their ability to analyze more complex literature.

Writing

In 5th grade, our teachers will work with students using Write from Beginning curriculum which utilizes Thinking Maps to help students organize information.  Students will formulate a plan for writing in different text types for various purposes.

  • Opinion pieces
  • Response to text
  • Informative/Explanatory essays
  • Research papers
  • Cursive writing

5th Grade students will understand the history of the United States within an integrated approach.  Disciplinary skills and processes will be used to examine change and continuity over time, multiple perspectives, using and understanding sources, and cause and effect.  Focus will be on historic and economic events from the American Revolution to Industrialism (including the Constitutional Convention, westward expansion, Civil War and Reconstruction, and key political, economic and social figures involved). Students will also learn about the creation of the Constitution and the principles within the document (including the Articles of Confederation, Bill of Right) and the influence of immigration.

Students will understand and follow the scientific method by learning to:  analyze and interpret data, plan and carry out investigations, construct an explanation, obtain, analyze and communicate evidence, define problems and design solutions.

5th grade curriculum focuses on Physical Science (matter and energy), Earth and Space Science (composition of Earth and its atmosphere, solar system, galaxy and universe), Life Science (organisms, cells, genetic information, unity and diversity of organisms, extinct and living organisms).

During your child’s 5th grade year, students are required to complete a science fair project where they will demonstrate their understanding of the scientific method.

Physical Education

All students participate in physical education classes at least once a week. Classes focus on competency of motor skills and performance of physical activities in order to achieve and maintain health-enhancing levels of fitness. Positive social interaction is embedded into instruction while promoting the value of physical activity.

Music

All students participate in music classes at least once a week. Students create meaning and expression through the use of listening, performing and improvisational skills. Students are introduced to the elements and theory of music and musical instruments. Students also have the opportunity to participate in the free band and orchestra program.

Library

Students will have scheduled library visits.  In addition, Noah Webster offers an online cataloging system. Destiny Quest allows students to browse Noah Webster Schools Library’s entire collection and place a hold on their final selection. The book will then be delivered to the student’s classroom within 3-4 business days. Reference materials are also available.

Art

Noah Webster Schools has implemented Art Masterpiece to introduce artists and styles from diverse cultures and time periods. Students are taught to use classic and modern techniques in order to create artwork to communicate ideas, meanings, and/or purposes.

5th Grade Supply List

Dear Parents,

Welcome back! The fifth-grade teaching team would like to welcome you to fifth grade.  We look forward to meeting you virtually at Open House on Saturday, August 15, 2020.  More information about Open House will be coming soon.

We are doing things a little differently from previous years to ensure the health and safety of all students and staff. First, we are no longer having shared classroom supplies. Each child will have his or her own materials and supplies. Secondly, we are attempting to maximize space in the classroom, therefore we are sending out a minimal list of supplies your child will need. Teachers may request some additional supplies throughout the year as the need arises.

Please, remember to label all of your student’s belongings (jacket, water bottle, backpack, and lunch box) in addition to their supplies, with first and last name.  This will help locate them should items become lost.

If your child will not be attending Noah Webster Schools, please contact the front office at 480.291.6900 (Pima) or 480.986.2335 (Mesa).

2020-2021 SUPPLY LIST

  • Pouch for supplies
  • Backpack
  • 1 black & white composition notebook
  • 3 single subject spiral notebooks
  • 4 plastic bendable, 2-pocket poly folders
  • 1 pair of earbuds/headphones for laptops/tablets
  • 1 large packages of #2 wooden pencils & 1 package of pink erasers
  • 1 set of colored pencils
  • 1 package of red pens
  • 1 package of dry erase markers
  • 1 pair of scissors

Parents will be responsible for sending their child to school each day with:

  • 2 clean face coverings
  • A full refillable water bottle.

**OPTIONAL** – 1 travel size bottle of hand sanitizer for personal use to be kept in backpack

Sincerely,

5th Grade Teaching Team
Noah Webster Schools

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Testimonials

I just wanted to take a moment to say how much we appreciate Noah Webster School. Our daughter is in Miss Tice’s Kindergarten class and talk about one amazing teacher! I never could have expected to have such a warm, energetic and compassionate teacher for our daughter. She puts so much energy and time into each day of learning, and my daughter literally cries if she is sick and cannot go to school. We look forward to our school adventure with Noah Webster. You all are a blessing to our family.
Rebecca E.
An excerpt from a 6th grade alumni to his 6th grade teacher: “I just wanted to thank you for pushing me and my classmates as hard as you did. I recently took a math test to determine whether or not I should be placed in an advanced seventh grade class. Just yesterday, the results were received, my work was dubbed exceptional and they wish to place me in a freshman algebra class in high school! Of course I wasn’t the only one to do so, but one of the few. Thank you so much for everything, you will never be forgotten.”
Brady W.
On the first day of school, while I was walking down the hall, I was kind of nervous because it was a new school. But when I walked in the classroom, I recognized some people I already knew, and that made me feel a bit better. I have learned so many things this year, such as integers, Ancient Greece, and oxymorons. I have also learned things that will help me be a better person. I learned that respect is one of the most important qualities to have in life. My teacher is wonderful. She has empathy (most of the time) for us. She knows what it’s like to be in different kinds of situations, she knows how to cheer someone up, or make them feel regretful (when we misbehave). She understands our problems and gives us advice on how to solve them, whether it’s from personal problems to math or reading problems. We went on a lot of field trips this year. My favorite one was the Water Day field trip at the Mesa Campus! We got to go on different water slides. I had so much fun sliding down the 40 foot tall Rhino slide and high-fiving everyone when I reached the bottom! Everyday has been a different day, which I enjoy. I will always remember my experience in 6th grade here at Noah Webster Schools.
Annika T.
I’ve made so many memories this year and I will always remember them. The best memory I have is just coming to Noah Webster Schools; knowing that I really enjoy going to school and not complaining about it in the morning. We had a lot of field trips and they were all amazing! This is the best school I’ve ever been too! I’ve learned so much more than at any other school. The students here are all friends; there isn’t anyone who doesn’t feel welcomed. Everyone is nice to each other and treats each other the same. No one is different. The teachers are amazing and I just have to say “Thank You” to my teacher as she’s helped me out a lot and I know she will keep doing so. This year was amazing and I will never forget it!
Chloe J.
I am very impressed with my daughter’s improvement with all her academics and challenges of different schoolwork. I’ve seen an enormous difference in her and it has inspired her to love school. Thank you!
Grace M.
Our son was in Kindergarten this year and he loved it and loved the teacher & assistant teacher. He learned so much through the school year. I am very pleased to have started him at this school. To end this great school year with such a fun water day he so much enjoyed and talked about the whole day.
Catherine N.
Thank you to the staff at Noah Webster for making my child feel so comfortable. Starting school mid-year is never easy but he has really come out of his shell this year.
Brandon C.
Our daughter absolutely loves that she gets to use a laptop in class. We’re amazed at how quickly she is learning.
Shelly C.
My son attends Noah Webster and loves school. He’s always so excited when he gets home and ready to share what he’s learned each day.
Sara M.