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100 Linden Avenue
Irvington, N.J. 07111
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Mr. Theodore Boler
Principal

fifthgrade

Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies

LANGUAGE ARTS
--use language to communicate for a variety of purposes
--adjust the use of oral communication for a variety of purposes
--develop listening strategies-ask relevant questions and take notes
--use the standards of spoken English
--demonstrate the use of good listening habits
--write for a variety of purposes-to persuade, enjoy, inform
--use similes, metaphors and analogies to expand  meaning
--write from experiences, thoughts and feelings
--read independently for a variety of purposes
--read with comprehension-literally, inferentially, and critically
--demonstrate the ability to use visual information such as drawings, charts and symbols
--demonstrate the ability to make connections between listening, speaking, viewing, writing and reading
--use language to expand knowledge of careers
--expand vocabulary through word analysis and context clues
--demonstrate ability to gain information from a variety of media
--gather and begin to organize data for research from a variety of Sources.

MATHEMATICS
--develop ability and skills to use problem-solving strategies to investigate, analyze, and solve problems in mathematics, science, social studies and other disciplines as well as those found in everyday experiences and career applications
--develop ability to communicate mathematically through the use of appropriate mathematical language, pictures, charts, graphs, diagrams and symbols
--develop skills to become an independent problem-solver by using his/her ability to think logically and clearly through a given problem situation
--develop ability to use mathematical tools such as calculators, computers and manipulatives to enhance mathematical thinking, understanding and power
--develop an understanding of patterns, relationships, and functions and use them to represent and explain real-world phenomena
--develop understanding of statistics and probability and use them to describe sets of data model situations, and support appropriate inferences or arguments
--develop understanding of algebraic concepts and processes to analyze relationships among variable quantities and solve problems
--understand, select and apply various methods of performing numerical operations                                                                             

SCIENCE
--question, hypothesize, experiment, observe and analyze natural phenomena
--use maps, globes, charts, technology tools and mathematics to study science
--understand the importance of multicultural contributions to science
--begin to understand conservation and environmental issues
--examine and explain our energy resources
--analyze/explain interactions of systems and organisms with each other and the environment
--begin to understand conservation and environmental Issues
--understand the natural laws as they apply to motion, force and energy transforations

SOCIAL STUDIES
--analyze information about the U.S., its geography and its people
--examine the origins of key principles contained within the U.S. Constitution, and other democratic documents and beliefs
--explain and give examples of how works of history, literature, and expressions of art contributed to the development and transmission of culture
--use maps, globes, graphs, diagrams, charts, and technology references to trace explorer’s routes/latitude and longitude to locate and specify places
--discuss and give examples of prejudice toward individuals and groups in history past and present
--describe work that people perform in our economic system
--understand individual traits and attributes that promote pride
--identify skills and abilities necessary to perform work in our economic system and to pursue career interests