Our Fifth Grade Program focuses on children that are ten to eleven years old. This program excites the student as they learn through Social Studies about modern American History from the 1900s until the present time. Science covers human anatomy and physiology with healthy living.
Students continue to growing in their reading and math skills, including multiplying and dividing with 10/100/1000, 2-digit divisors, division with remainders as fractions, factoring, common factors, greatest common factor, reducing fractions, proper & improper fractions, least common multiple, finding a common denominator, adding & subtracting fractions with uncommon denominators, working with mixed numbers, multiplying & dividing fractions, multiplying & dividing decimals, and counting back money.
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5th grade includes:
God’s Armor: Suited for Life Bible Study
This twelve-week study will teach children how to develop a closer relationship with God and strengthen character by wearing the armor of God each day.
America’s Story Volume 3 Set
America’s Story 3 brings American history alive through a Charlotte Mason approach as it teaches upper elementary students (grades 3-6) the amazing history of the United States of America. O’Dell’s lively storytelling brings the settings and characters to life as students conclude their study of American history from the early 1900s to Modern Times through the use of:
Beautiful historic illustrations, photographs, maps, & cultural connections
Compiling a Timeline
Optional Digging Deeper Activities
Language Lessons for a Living Education 5
Language Lessons for a Living Education 5 is a Charlotte Mason flavored approach to elementary language arts. Enjoy a fun and effective language arts program for your elementary student. Students move beyond pages of text and memorization to make real-world connections. This exciting new series will help guide your young learner toward mastery of reading, grammar, and vocabulary, as well as the mechanics of communication and writing. Utilizing observation and reading comprehension through poems, stories, and real books as the foundation, your student will continue to build paragraph writing skills.
The course is a story-based approach, using Charlotte Mason ideas for the modern homeschool student with character-building themes. Each quarter has five stories, two picture studies (one of which is biblically-based), and two poems (one of which is a proverb). Using the spelling words and the Dictionary Worksheets, the student will create their very own dictionary as they move week by week through the material. This course incorporates picture study, memorization, grammar and punctuation, spelling and vocabulary, observation, and application through creating their own stories through pictures, sentences, paragraphs, poems, proverbs, and letters. This course also develops reading and narration skills. Writing stamina is built up gradually. By the end of the course, students should be able to comfortably write various types of paragraphs.
Students will build on and reinforce essential communication skills as they achieve proficiency in grammar, vocabulary, reading comprehension, spelling, and written communication. Independent reading and mastery of effective sentences and paragraphs are at the heart of this course.
Students will enjoy poem, hymn, and picture studies as well as faith-growing stories to inspire detailed and descriptive paragraphs while making real-world connections that enhance this fun and engaging story-based approach. Written with a Charlotte Mason influence but designed for modern homeschoolers, activities include book reports, Scripture, creating a dictionary, narration, and critical thinking games to hone and apply their writing and reading skills creatively.
Scope and sequence, daily course calendar, assessment charts, recommended reading list, spelling practice ideas, and grammar sheets also included!
Mind Benders Book 3 (Deductive Thinking Skills)
This 48-page reproducible book contains several best-selling deductive thinking puzzles. It develops the logic, reading comprehension, and mental organization skills vital to achieving higher grades and top test scores in all subjects. These award-winning, fun puzzles are also great for developing real-life, problem-solving skills!
Students learn to carefully analyze each Mind Benders® story and its clues, identifying logical associations between people, places, and things. The key is to make sure you get all the information out of each clue, by starting with the most obvious associations, then deducing the less obvious associations until everything finally fits together.
Step-by-step instructions and detailed answers are included. Puzzles increase in difficulty.
Math – Book 5
Book 5 reviews known concepts and teaches multiplying and dividing with 10/100/1000, 2-digit divisors, division with remainders as fractions, factoring, common factors, greatest common factor, reducing fractions, proper & improper fractions, least common multiple, finding a common denominator, adding & subtracting fractions with uncommon denominators, working with mixed numbers, multiply fractions, dividing fractions, multiplying & dividing decimals, and counting back money.
Pentime Cursive Grade 5
Children learn to fully master cursive writing as they continually practice by writing the letters and copying longer and longer paragraphs on increasingly smaller lines.
Elementary Anatomy Set
Developed by a homeschooling pediatrician, this anatomy curriculum focuses on the human body’s nervous, respiratory, and circulation systems, and helps children learn about the intricate design God used in creating people. This course is intended for lower and upper elementary level students, including advanced learners with middle school proficiency!
Jumbo Test Tubes With Stand (Set of 6)
Budding scientists will love this set of 6 sturdy test tubes with an equally sturdy stand that holds them all. Each test tube measures 6″ high x 1.5″ diameter. The set includes 6 different colored screw-on lids for color-coding your tube contents. These tubes may look like toys, but they are intended for serious science. They have calibration marks for 25, 50, 75, and 100 ml and are safety tested for temperatures from 10 – 200 F. An activity guide will help you with a starter experiment and color mixing activity. Care instructions are also listed in the activity guide (remember to hand wash).
Bruchko (International Adventures)
This now classic missionary story by Bruce Olson tells the true story of his life. It shares his conflicted religious upbringing in a Lutheran church and his finding a new church as a teenager, even though it caused friction in his family. It shares how he was called to become a missionary, the steps (emotional, spiritual, and physical) he took to prepare himself, and how he ended up with the Motilone Indians. It tells the amazing story of how he, at the young age of 19, was captured by the Indians and how he overcame disease, terror, loneliness, and torture to bring the love of Christ to the tribal people. The way in which he submerged himself into the lives of the people has become a model that most missionaries to tribal areas follow to this day. 192 pgs, pb.
George Washington Carver (Heroes of History)
Once a kidnapped slave baby, George Washington Carver found freedom in learning everything he could about the world around him. Overcoming poverty and racism, George became a brilliant scientist and a gifted professor who dedicated his expertise to helping black farmers escape the devastating grip of poverty.
George’s scientific creativity knew no limits. His ingenious experimentation with peanuts and other plants helped rescue the failing Southern economy. Still remembered for his far-reaching and diverse achievements, Dr. Carver generously shared his talent simply for the reward of helping others (1864?-1943).
Herein lies the classic true story of Helen Keller, written by Margaret Davidson. Learn about an unbelievably determined girl whose life in this world was a dark, quiet struggle before the day her teacher, Annie Sullivan, joined her. Though Helen and Annie got off to a rough start, it didn’t take long for a miracle to happen – Helen finally grasped that everything had a name and a meaning, and she was no longer trapped in her own world. Annie taught her words by signing into her hand, and Helen listened with her palm. When she was twelve years old, she stubbornly decides that despite her challenges, she was going to go to college. The teacher and student spent the next six years in intensive study so that by the time Helen was eighteen she would be prepared. She was – she graduated after four years cum laude! She went on to dedicate her life to helping others. She visited injured soldiers from World War II who had found themselves blind and feeling like they didn’t want to go on, and she spoke all over the country and sometimes overseas. She was always up for an adventure and had a deep appreciation for the written word and good friends.
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
Shirley Temple Wong has difficulty adjusting to life in America in 1947. She and her mother have come from China to join her father in NewYork. Even though she’s happy to have her family together again, it’s hard to adopt a new language and a different way of life. When she discovers baseball and learns about Jackie Robinson (the first black American to play in the major leagues), she begins to understand how America is truly a land of opportunity.
Little Britches: Father and I Were Ranchers
Ralph Moody was eight years old in 1906 when his family moved from New Hampshire to a Colorado ranch. Through his eyes we experience the pleasures and perils of ranching there early in the twentieth century. Auctions and roundups, family picnics, irrigation wars, tornadoes and wind storms give authentic color to Little Britches. So do adventures, wonderfully told, that equip Ralph to take his father’s place when it becomes necessary.
This gripping tale by Virginia Sorensen tells of Esther, an Amish girl who is forced by the laws of Pennsylvania to go to public school. Esther’s older brother Daniel had also attended the school, where he began to wonder about life outside and left the Amish community. Esther and her family are afraid she will make the same decisions, especially when Esther becomes friends with a girl named Mary who dresses in pink and plays jacks. As Esther wonders about her place in the world, a surprising twist brings her brother Daniel back to the area in search of acceptance from the Amish community. An interesting look at Amish life, family, friendship, and love. 152 pgs, pb.
Wonderful Art of Drawing Horses
Drawing live animals can often prove difficult for children (or anybody for that matter!). This art book is completely focused on helping children draw horses. It offers lots of practice, helpful tips, and critiques of other drawings, showing how to draw every piece to scale and shape. Activities range from some writing projects, mazes, complete-the-horse pictures, freehand drawing, to lessons and short exams. Interesting horse information is also included. Plus, the book comes from a Christian publisher and has Bible verses interspersed throughout.
Prang Art Markers Washable Set 8 Color
Eight chunky markers with bullet tips come in eight bold colors (red, orange yellow, purple, green, blue, brown, and black). All the fun of regular markers – without the mess!
Prang Groove Slim Colored Pencils 12 count
Innovative ergonomic shape with natural grip zone. Off-set slide guards for thumb, index and middle fingers support an optimal writing hold even after sharpening. 3.3mm core size and slim wood casing. The break-resistant core holds up under pressure. AP certified non-toxic.
Drawing Pencil Set (HB, 3B, 5B, 6B)
This set of classic, black-lead drawing pencils contains four pencils of different hardness, including HB, 3B, 5B, and 6B.
Kneaded Art Eraser Small (138E)
An eraser you’ll “need” to tackle chalks, charcoal, and pastels. Kneads into any shape, removes marks cleanly, leaving surfaces smooth and bright.
Pencil Sharpener – Metal, Single Hole
Small, one-hole pencil sharpener with rigid, easy grip edges.
Flair Black Ultrafine Pen
Simple, get the job done, fine felt tip (0.4mm) pen by Paper Mate® features fast-drying, water-based ink that creates clean, precise lines. Great for notes, doodling and detail work in drawings and mixed media.
America: Heart of a New Nation Music Book and CD (Experience History Through Music)
America: From the French and Indian War to the first transcontinental railroad, America is a chronological tour of American history through its music. Enjoy the songs and stories of our past that have been shared from generation to generation songs that make you laugh, make you cry, and make your patriotic spirit soar.
5th grade with alternate math includes:
Epsilon Math Primer
Now that students have learned basic operations with whole numbers, Epsilon covers these same operations with fractions. Fractions are presented in an intuitive way with visual explanations of equivalent fractions, common denominators, and fractions and numbers larger than 1.
Tuition billed seperately ($30 a month for 10 months).