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Wolf Creek

In Wolf Creek we strive to make the move from elementary school to middle school a comfortable transition.   We do this by implementing a variety of techniques and philosophies that will be seen by the students in their middle school experiences.

 

Reading and Writing

We use novel groups, literature circles and mini-lessons involving picture books to captivate our students into achieving their individual and group reading goals.  Step-up to Writing and Six-Traits are the writing curriculums used.  We experiment with expository, persuasive and narrative writing.  To support spelling and vocabulary development, fifth grade incorporates Wordly Wise.

 

Science

We use FOSS to guide our science curriculum.  Fifth Grade units include Mixtures and Solutions, Systems of Living Things and Weather on Earth.

 

Social Studies

We study United States history from the European exploration of the Western continents and the establishment of the thirteen colonies through the Twentieth Century.

 

Math


The Bridges Math curriculum continues in fifth grade.  Bridges teaches math in a manner that is “rigorous, coherent, engaging, and accessible to all learners.  The curriculum focuses on developing students’ deep understandings of mathematical concepts, proficiency with key skills, and the ability to solve complex and novel problems.  Bridges blends direct instruction, structured investigation, and open exploration.  The program taps into the intelligence strengths of all students by presenting material that is as linguistically, visually, and kinesthetically rich as it is mathematically powerful.”  (from The Math Learning Center)

 

 

W.O.L.F.

The fifth grade students are role models to the younger students in the school, and they earn the opportunity to participate in some special projects and/or field trips.  Wonderful Outside Learning Fun (W.O.L.F.) is the title used to refer to these activities that take place during the school day but not in the normal way.  The cost to cover these activities is introduced to the fourth graders and collected by the time fifth grade begins.   W.O.L.F.  includes teambuilding and other activities related to fifth grade educational standards.

 

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