Mrs.Layton Mrs. Tallon Mrs. Georgi
The mission and focus of Valley Elementary School is to assure each student the best and most comprehensive education possible. Each child’s life skills and character development are achieved in a positive learning environment through a responsive, integrated system involving parents, staff and community. We encourage students to become informed citizens with a lifelong love of learning.
-Valley School Mission Statement
Valley Elementary Fifth Grade
Language Arts: The fifth grade language arts curriculum is heavily focused on vocabulary, reading fluency, comprehension, and the Six Traits of Writing. Share-a-Book reports are shared by fifth grade students quarterly. Students in the fifth grade also research and produce writing in a variety of genre. In the past, the Design an Advertisement contest has been a class favorite.
Math: The fifth grade math concepts are covered through direct instruction and the use of small groups. Concepts covered in the fifth grade include fractions, decimals and geometry. Students investigate and practice these concepts through mathematical tasks working in small groups or partners as well as independently. These tasks greatly improve a student’s ability to problem solve and explain their thinking.
Social Studies: The fifth grade social studies curriculum includes biography study. Each year, fifth graders research and read biographies about different people. The children produce an annotated timeline or poster about a person’s life. Students then dress as the person and perform as a Wax Museum statue. Fifth graders also learn about career opportunities and business concepts through the Adopt a Pilot program and visits.
Science: Science inquiry methods and experiments covering the fifth grade science concepts are investigated throughout the year. The fifth graders participate in Gateway Science visits and experiments to supplement classroom learning. Our students go on to participate in the Weber School District’s Science and Math Olympiad competition.
Art: Fifth graders write, direct and produce original plays casting their classmates in character roles. They perform these skits during a school wide assembly in December. They come up with their own costuming and stage scenery.
Opportunities for extension of learning: Extending the tiers of regular classroom instruction, we challenge students by providing Spelling and Vocabulary Challenge Lists based on individual learning goals. Math and Reading projects are opportunities for students to explore ideas and be creative in their thinking. We encourage students to participate in Valley Elementary School’s Spelling Bee competition and The Weber School District’s Science and Math Olympiad.
Remediation Techniques: Fifth grade students have the opportunity to work in small groups within the classroom. We make modifications and adaptations to our daily homework assignments based on individual learning goals. Our students work with partners or a peer tutor when appropriate. Fifth grade students also have educational aide time available to help them, one on one, with both reading and math concepts. We use the research based program Read Naturally to help students reach individual reading goals. When necessary, a child may need to work with a speech or resource teacher and will be pulled out of the classroom for a short time with other children with similar needs.
Other Learning Opportunities: Fifth graders take a field trip to the Environmental Center here in Ogden Valley. We see the Utah Symphony perform and enjoy a day of skiing with instruction each school year.
Fifth Grade is Fabulous!
Fifth Grade Supply List
5th Grade Supply List
5 pocket folders
1 Package colored pencils
1 Red pen
3 Glue sticks
4 large point Expo Dry erase markers
1 large Package # 2 Ticonderoga pencils (This is the best brand, yellow, NO GRAPHICS please)
1 Bottle Elmer’s Glue
1 small pencil box or zippered bag for supplies
1 box baggies sandwich size
Pick One: 2 large boxes white Kleenex, 2 Rolls of paper towels, 1 Clorox wipes