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Grades 5-6

Math

  • Math is taught using the MacMillian/McGraw-Hill math program.
  • We strive to move students from concrete to abstract
  • Math is taught through small group lessons and individual attention can be given when needed 
  • Montessori materials and other educational resources are used to supplement the program

Science

  • Forces of Motion                                           
  • Energy
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • States of Matter
  • Rainforests and Wetlands
  • Heredity
  • Organization of living things
  • Ecosystems
  • Geology
  • Geological events

Culture

  • Migration of Humans                                 
  • Colonial America
  • American Revolution
  • Constitution and Government
  • Events in American History
  • Early Humans
  • Ancient Civilizations
  • Medieval Times
  • The Renaissance
  • Events in History

Additional Curriculum Strands and Special Programs

  • Speaking and Listening                             
  • Engineering
  • Current Events
  • Geography
  • Rainforests and Wetlands
  • Global Citizen Fair
  • Science Fair
  • School Safety Patrol
  • Kindergarten Buddies
  • Endangered Species Day
  • Peace Education
  • Geometry
  • Environmental Education
  • Art History
  • Geological events
  • Cutlure Day
  • Earth Day
  • TEAM (Teaching, Educating, and Mentoring)
  • World Oceans Day
  • Student Council and Leadership

field trips*

  • The Creature Conservancy                       
  • Museum of Natural History
  • Spicer's Apple Orchard
  • Howell Nature Center - fall team building
  • Detroit Zoo
*Field trips and speakers can vary and are tied in with current curriculum being studied