Fifth Grade


Ms Buck

Mrs Painz

Ms Tipton

Mrs Vaughan

 

 

Teacher Pages

Our teaching team is passionate about teaching and brings best practices to our students at Stargate. Our specific experience with gifted and talented learners at Stargate includes:

  • Ms. Buck – 4th year at Stargate
  • Mrs. Painz – 2nd year at Stargate
  • Mrs. Tipton – 1st year at Stargate
  • Mrs. Vaughan – 12th year at Stargate

In addition to certification in Elementary Education, our team also holds highly qualified endorsements in Gifted and Talented Education (P-12).

Each member of our team has their own page where you can learn more about the class and class activities. To find a teacher's page, click on the link beneath their photo.

Supplies
Each year, students will need to provide school supplies, please check our Team Files page, for a list of the items required.

Team Leads
Team Lead and other Communications Pathways contacts can be found in this directory.



Welcome to the Fifth Grade Team Page

Below please find information specific to your student's fifth grade year at Stargate.

What's New?
  • Our students have the opportunity to participate in Student Council, leadership opportunities, Athletics, Spelling Bee, Battle of the Books and a broad range of other sponsored after-school clubs.
Science:

Our overarching theme for the year, systems, is followed through our Science curricula.

1st semester: To begin the year we look at the matter and mixtures, how the building blocks of the universe can be combined and separated.  We then begin to explore the different systems of the Earth (biosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere, ect.) and how they interact with each other. 

2nd semester: We wrap up our Earth and Space unit and move on to life science by analyzing plant life and how their systems can change and adapt.  The Science Fair allows students to truly utilize the scientific method in an area of interest to wrap up the year.

Social Studies:

Our overarching theme for the year, the formation of the United States of America, is followed through our Social Studies curricula.

1st semester: To begin the year, we learn about the factors impacting early settlements on the North American continent, specifically early colonization through the organization of the 13 colonies. The trimester project varies based on passion area of study.We then examine the events which led to Revolutionary War. Students explore the Declaration of Independence and begin to understand the difficulties that arose as a new nation came to life. The semester  hands-on project highlights important people, events, and places of the American Revolution.

2nd semester: Our historical study evolves to post-Revolution events including the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution. We also focus on financial literacy in an economics unit that culminates in a field trip to Young Ameritowne.

Literacy:

Our differentiated language arts curriculum allows for students to attend a class closely geared to their own readiness for new material as well as demonstrated achievement. We utilized iReady testing results, state testing results, and other internal assessment tools to evaluate and place our students. Our grade focuses on 5th grade standards; however, each class individualizes instruction in order to provide each child with the appropriate level of complexity.

Each class approaches standards and skills through appropriate novels and units of study focusing on research skills, genre exploration, vocabulary expansion, and writing for a variety of purposes and audiences.

Math:

Our differentiated mathematics curriculum, GoMath!, allows for students to attend a class closely geared to their own readiness for new material as well as demonstrated achievement. We utilize iReady testing results, state testing results, and other internal assessment tools to evaluate and place our students in the most appropriate class to challenge their learning.