Fifth grade at MDE provides a brain compatible atmosphere. We offer opportunities for challenge as well as individual instruction.

Growth, responsibility, and self-discipline are instilled through instruction of life skills. Our main focus is readying our fifth graders for Middle School.

We integrate our language arts, science, and social studies. Classroom novels fit in with our areas of study and use the workshop method to teach reading and writing. Math projects are integrated into current themes.

FOSS kits are utilized for teaching science in 5th grade. FOSS units include: Mixtures and Solutions, Landforms, Environments, and Solar Energy. Concepts from previous years are also reviewed in preparation for Science TAKS in April.

Units include American History from early native Americans through the Westward Movement. Social Studies continues with the Civil War and Reconstruction. The year ends with a study of the 20th century.EditRegion3