WELCOME TO FIFTH GRADE with Mrs. Nyhus Please feel reach out at anytime by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. - Mrs. Nyhus LANGUAGE ARTS: Our Language Arts curriculum will cover a wide variety of topics. We will do the majority of our learning through novels such as Wonder and A Long Walk To Water. We will have a strong spelling curriculum that focuses on the concepts to apply spelling skills to all words along with learning roots. As always, we will focus on our writing with the parts of speech and structure throughout the year. MATH: Our math work is all encompassing. We begin the year with a focus on our math facts. This leads us to a lot of work with fractions, decimals, and percents. There will be the beginnings of algebra and fun with geometry. RELIGION: In religion, we learn how we worship as Christians. We celebrate the Eucharist. We celebrate God's healing love and worship God by living in love. SCIENCE: Science gives us a plethora of knowledge! We will have units on cells and body systems, ecosystems, natural resources, the solar system, simple machines, and so much more! Science includes a variety of fun experiments and challenges. SOCIAL STUDIES: Our social studies is focused on the formation of the United States. We begin with American Indians along with a research project. We learn about the colonies, the revolution, and creating the new republic.