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5th Grade Curriculum


The Holy Bible
FOUNDATION Comparative Worldview Curriculum: Equipping Students to Think Critically, Biblically and Missionally
  • Bible study and hands-on activities and conversations to engage students with God's Word and how it's truths impact their lives
  • Worship and Prayer Time, including Prayer Journals
  • Big DOGS Discipleship program
Bible Units:
  • Identity - Who God Says I Am
  • Body of Christ
  • Fruits of the Spirit
  • Bible Overview
  • Heros of the Faith 
  • Christmas - All About Christ
  • Foundations Worldview
  • Parables
  • Philippians

Language Arts

Writing, Grammar, and Word Study:
Institute for Excellence in Writing: Structure and Style for Students Year 2: Level A
Fix It! Grammar: Town Mouse and Country Mouse Level 2
Writing Units:
  • IEW Writing Units
  • Descriptive Writing
  • Response to Literature
  • Creative Writing of Stories, Plays and Poems
  • Christmas Around the World
  • 5th Grade Blogs
  • Presidential Research Paper
  • Personal Narrative
  • Persuasive Writing 
  • Heroes of the Faith
Grammar and Word Study:
  • Weekly grammar and word study lessons 

  • A literature curriculum centered around a Biblical worldview that includes compelling concepts and a variety of literary elements. In fifth grade, we dive deep as we study six novels throughout the year. These studies provide students with thinking and creativity. By exploring themes, character development, narrative techniques and cultural contexts, students develop a deeper appreciation for the power of storytelling and its impact on our lives as Christians. The novels we currently study are from different genres (list below - subject to change)
    •  Call it courage by Armstrong Sperry
    • Wish by Barbara O'Connor
    • The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson
    • Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
    • Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper
    • Under the Blood Red Sun by Graham Salisbury
  •  Accelerated Reader Program used as a supplement to expose students to a variety of Genres
  • Various Book reports assigned throughout the year


Science 5, BJU Press

 This science curriculum is designed to help students develop knowledge of God, encourage Christian growth through the understanding of the Bible worldview, and promote science literacy.
  • Major units of study include creationism, minerals and rocks, fossils and dinosaurs, matter, energy and heat, weather, sound and light.
  • The curriculum begins every lesson with a solid foundation in biblical teachings related to the natural world. This includes but is not limited to passages in Genesis detailing creation, stewardship of the Earth, and the belief in a divine Creator. 
  • Overall, our biblical worldview in our science curriculum seeks to equip students with the knowledge, skills and values they need to engage with the natural world in a way that honors both scientific inquiry and biblical truth
  • Students create and present a science fair project using the scientific method. Creating a science fair project is a hands-on learning experience that allows students to explore scientific concepts, develop critical thinking skills, and communicate their findings to others. It encourages curiosity, creativity and a deeper understanding of the scientific process.
  Typical Multi-sensory Activities:
  • Fields Trips  to ICR Dallas
  • Demonstrations
  • Simulations
  • Lab indoors and outdoors

Co-Curricular Classes

  • Music
  • Spanish
  • PE
  • Library
  • Art
  • STEM