• Math

    First Quarter: Module 1:  Understanding the Place Value System

    Lessons 1-4 Multiplicatibe Patterns on the Place Value Chart

    Lessons 5-6 Decimal Fractions and Place Value Patterns

    Lesson 7-8 Place Value and Rounding Decimal Fractions

    Lessons 9-10 Adding and Subtracting Decimals

    Lessons 11-12 Multiplying Decimals

    Lessons 13-16 Dividing Decimals

    Second Quarter: Modules 2 and 3

    Module 2: Multiplying and Dividing decimals and large numbers

    Module 3:  Addition and Subtraction of Fractions

    Third Quarter: Modules 4 and 5

    Module 4: Multiplication and Division of Fractions and Decimals

    Module 5:  Addition and Multiplication with Volume and Area

    Fourth Quarter: Continuation of Module 5 and Module 6

    Module 5:  Addition and Multiplication with Volume and Area

    Module 6:  Problem Solving with the Coordinate Plane




    First Quarter:  Sun, Moon, and Stars

    Strand 6 C2  Earth's Process and Systems 

     PO 1: Describe how the Moon's appearance changes in a 4 week cycle

     PO 2: Describe how Earths' rotation results in day and night at any particular location

     PO 3: Distinguish between revolution and rotation

     PO4:  Describe the role of gravity as an attractive force between celestial objects

     PO 5: Explain the apparent motion of the Sun and Stars

     PO 6: Describe the efforts to explore


     Systems Strand 6 C3 Earth in the Solar System

     PO 1: Identify the known planets of the solar system

     PO 2: Describe the distinguishing characteristics of the known planets in the solar system

     PO 3: Describe various objects in the sky

     PO 4: Describe the change in position of the motion of the moon, sun, and stars


    Second Quarter: Mixtures and Solutions

    Strand 5 C1 Properties and Change of Properties in Matter

    PO 1: Identify that matter is made of smaller units called: molecules and atoms

    PO 2: Distinguish between mixtures and compounds

    PO 3: Describe changes of matter: physical vs. chemical



    Third Quarter:  Levers and Pulleys

     Strand 5 C2 Motion and Forces

    PO 1:  Describe the following forces:  gravity and friction

    PO 2:  Describe the various effects forces have on an object.

    P0 3:  Examine forces and motion through investigations using simple machines

    PO 4: Demonstrate effects of variables on an object's motion


    Fourth Quarter:  Human Body

     Strand 4 C1 Structure and Function in Living Systems

     PO 1: Identify the functions and parts of the skeletal system: protection, support, and movement

     PO 2: Identify the following types of muscles: cardiac, smooth, and skeletal

     PO 3: Identify the functions and parts of the nervous system: control center, relay mechanism, and transport message

     PO 4: Distinguish between voluntary and involuntary responses



    Social Studies


    Quarter 1:  American Geograpy and Economics



    5.G1.1 Use and construct maps and graphs to represent changes in the UnitedStates. • Key concepts include but are not limited to physical and human features of the United States, the regions of the United States and their characteristics, geographic location of major events, the growth of the United States through territorial expansion, demographic changes, and the states and their capitals

    5.G2.1 Describe how natural and human-caused changes to habitats or climate can impact our world.

    5.G3.1 Use key historical events with geographic tools to analyze the causes and effects of environmental and technological events on human settlements and migration. • Key concepts include but are not limited to consequences of territorial expansion on American Indians, the institution of slavery, the positive and negative impact of new technologies on the environment and the growth of cities, and the impact of transportation and infrastructure on settlement and migration

    5G4.1 Describe how economic activities, natural phenomena, and human-made events in one place or region are impacted by interactions with nearby and distant places or regions


    5.E1.1 Give examples of financial risks that individuals and households face within the context of the time period studied.

    5.E2.1 Compare the benefits and costs of individual choices within the context of key historical events • Key concepts can include but are not limited to smuggling during the American Revolution, separating from England, economic powers outlined in the Constitution, slavery, secession, territorial expansion, and unregulated industry

    5.E3.1 Develop an understanding of the characteristics of entrepreneurship within a market economy and apply these characteristics to individuals during the time-period studied. • Characteristics include but are not limited to risk taking, innovation, and problemsolving

    5.E4.1 Describe how government decisions on taxation, spending, protections, and regulation affected the national economy during the time-period being studied

    5.E4.2 Analyze how agriculture, new industries, new technologies, changes in transportation, and labor impacted the national economy including productivity, supply and demand, and price during the time-period beingstudied

    5.E5.1 Generate questions to explain how trade leads to increasing economic interdependence on different nations. • Key concepts include but are not limited to products that are imported into markets within the United States and products that are exported to other markets in the world




    Writing is integrated into all subject areas.

    Students will do most of their writing in Google Docs.  Students can access Google Drive from home using their school login and password.


    1st Semester:  Quarter 1:  Narrative and Informative Writing 5. W. 2 and 5 W. 2

                          Quarter 2:  Informative and Opinion Writing 5. W. 1


    2nd Semester: Quarter 3: Opinion Writing, Poetry and Figuarative Speech 5 W. 1, 5. L. 5

                          Quarter 4: Research Writing 5 W. 7, 5 W.8, 5 W.9



    Students will learn how to use Thinking Maps (graphic organizers) to help them plan, edit, and revise their writing assignments.  We use the Flee map the most which is a combination of a tree and flow map.


    All writing assignments are scored using the AZMerit rubric.  Grade level/proficient is considered a 3 in Focus, Ideas, and Organization, as well as in evidence and elaboration.  In Conventions 2's is grade level.  


    Informative Writing Rubric

    Opinion Writing Rubric





    Students receive reading, writing or math support. MTSS can also be a time for enrichment.