Amesbury Seventh-day Adventist School




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Grade 5
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BIBLE+
Salvation
Repentance and forgiveness
Brotherhood
Freedom of choice
Trinity
Judgment
Second coming
God highly values me
God is trustworthy
Growth of faith
Christian service opportunities
Decision making
Leadership skills
God's message to man

ART
Realism and abstractions
Vocabulary
Interpreting feelings and ideas in art
Mixing intermediate, secondary and primary colors
Positive and negative space
Emphasis, balance, unity
Hues, textures, and shapes in creation
Acquaintance with artists' lives and their works
Fabric comparisons: color, texture, design
Media experimentation
Proportion and perspective
Collage, paper mache, block prints, enlargements
Organic and inorganic
Elements and principles of design
Print making
Construction and assembly 3-D
Still life
Neutral colors

COMPUTERS
Careers and impact on jobs
Central processing unit
Operating systems
Ethics and commercial programs
Entering and editing text
Block, copy, move, fonts
Fields, files, records, data entry
Update records, sorting, report preparation

LANGUAGE ARTS
Reading and Literature

Read at instructional level
Read independently for information
Word analysis: context clues, root words, prefixes and suffixes, accent marks
Comprehension: author's intent, skimming, scanning, inference, summarizing, paraphrasing, prediction
Variety of literature: classics, contemporary, multi-cultural
Compare literary forms and types
Analysis of media: point of view

Speaking
Vocabulary and usage
Discussion and conversation
Reports and messages
Christian drama: audience awareness, empathy
Presence and behavior

Spelling
Assigned words
Organized spelling plan
Spells correctly written work

Listening
Courtesy and appreciation
Information
Critical thinking: fact versus opinion, persuasive words, nonverbal cues

Writing
Legibility
Composition, reports, letters, poetry, journal
Parts of speech: nouns, verbs, pronouns, demonstrative and predicate adjectives, negative adverbs, objects, prepositional phrases
Sentence types
Essays, news articles, and editorials

Study Skills and Reference
Note taking, outlining
Concordance and index
Library and media center: card catalog and computer access

MATHEMATICS
Distributive, commutative and associative properties
Common and decimal fractions
Ratio and percent
Conversion standard and metric measurements
Geometric concepts
Word problems and applications
Charts and graphs
Estimation
Integers
Fractions and mixed numbers: fundamental processes
Statistics: introduction
Multiplying by 2 and 3 digit multipliers
Dividing by 2 digit divisors
Multiplying, dividing with money, decimals

MUSIC
Dotted note rhythms
Simple syncopation
Double and triple meter patterns
Simple melodic patterns
Musical phrasing
Descant
Lines and space names of bass clef
Recognize and appreciate composers and their works
Symbols for sharp, flat and natural
Crescendo, decrescendo, diminuendo, ritardando, and accelerando symbols and meanings
Theme and variations form
Baroque period: instrumental, choral styles, and hymns
Keyboard, instrumental, and choral styles
Keyboard instruments: history
Hymn writers: i.e., Isaac Watts
Classroom singing

PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Motor skills
team sports, track, lead-up games

Fitness
testing, agility, running, jogging, cardiovascular endurance

Positive attitudes
self-worth, self-control, patience, responsibility

Concepts
strategies, history, sports

Interpersonal skills
cooperation, sportsmanship, leadership, respect

SCIENCE & HEALTH+
God as creator and sustainer
Cells
Classification of living things
Fish, birds, mammals
Reptiles and amphibians
Ocean ecology
Meteorology, weather, climate
Personality and self-concept
Emotional health
Reproductive system
Development and birth
Waves of energy
Light, sound, heat
Substance abuse
Communicable diseases: TB, AIDS, measles

SOCIAL STUDIES+
Westward expansion, colonial and pioneer life
Gaining world power
Cultural groups and diversity throughout history
National geography, natural resources, topography, map and globe skills
National history, people, places, and events
Neighboring countries
Democracy principles and doctrines
Governments: various nations
Economics and economic systems

+ Subjects may alternate for grades 5 and 6 and for grades 7 and 8. Materials are adapted to the appropriate grade level.