5th Grade Learning Goals

  • Webster Groves School District Progress Reports are designed to monitor and promote the district’s mission of ‘academic and personal success for every student.’  Teachers use a variety of measures to evaluate student progress through the year including class assignments, reading analyses, teacher observations and tests.  This progress report is one of many tools (others include conferences, portfolios, and work sent home) used to communicate information about your child’s academic and personal success.  It will be distributed three times during the school year and will show your child’s performance on the most important strategies and content of his or her grade level.


     LIVING AND WORKING

    • Empathy and care for others.
    • Respect for self and others
    • Accepts responsibility for actions
    • Perseverance with his/her learning
    • Attempts to resolve conflicts in appropriate ways
    • Organizational skills to support learning

     SCIENCE 

    Earth and Space

         1. Earth

    • Students who demonstrate understanding can develop a model using an example to describe ways the geosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and/or atmosphere interact.  
    • Students who demonstrate understanding can describe and graph the amounts and percentages of salt water and fresh water in various reservoirs to provide evidence about the distribution of water on Earth.  
    • Students who demonstrate understanding can obtain and combine information about ways individual communities use science ideas to protect the Earth’s resources and environment.  

         2. Space

    • Students who demonstrate understanding can support an argument that the gravitational force exerted by Earth on objects is directed towards the planet’s center.  
    • Students who demonstrate understanding can support an argument that relative distances from Earth affects the apparent brightness of the sun compared to other stars.
    • Students who demonstrate understanding can represent data in graphical displays to reveal patterns of daily changes in length and direction of shadows, day and night, and the seasonal appearances of some stars in the night sky.
    • Students who demonstrate understanding can make observations during different seasons to relate the amount of daylight to the time of year.

    Structure and Properties of Matter

    • Students who demonstrate understanding can plan and conduct investigations to separate the components of a mixture/solution by their physical properties (ie. sorting, filtration, magnets, screening).
    • Students who demonstrate understanding can develop a model to describe that matter is made of particles too small to be seen.  
    • Students who demonstrate understanding can measure and graph quantities to provide evidence that regardless of the type of change that occurs when heating, cooling, or mixing substances, the total weight of matter is conserved.
    • Students who demonstrate understanding can make observations and measurements to identify materials based on their properties.
    • Students who demonstrate understanding can conduct an investigation to determine whether the mixing of two or more substances results in new substances.

     Ecosystems

    • Students who demonstrate understanding can use models to describe that energy in animals’ food (used for body repair, growth, motion, and to maintain body warmth) was once energy from the sun.
    • Students who demonstrate understanding can support an argument that plants get the materials (i.e. carbon dioxide, water, sunlight) they need for growth chiefly from air and water.
    • Students who demonstrate understanding can develop a model to describe the movement of matter among plants, animals, decomposers, and the environment.

     Engineering

    • Students who demonstrate understanding can define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.
    • Students who demonstrate understanding can generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
    • Students who demonstrate understanding can plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved.

    SOCIAL STUDIES 

    • Explains how human beings learn, modify, and adapt their cultures
    • Understands the relationships between human beings and their environment
    • Understands how institutions that affect their lives are created, maintained, and changed
    • Understands how power, authority, and governance function in societies and affect their lives
    • Understands how people organize for the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services
    • Understands how global interdependence affects societies and cultures
    • Explains how to participate in society

     ELA

    • Students will be able to read with understanding.
    • Students will be able to analyze what they read.
    • Students will be able to communicate in writing for a variety of purposes and audiences.
    • Students will be able to share their thoughts with others by speaking and listening.
    • Students will be able to acquire, assess and communicate information.

     MATH

    Mathematical Practices:

    • Students will be able to make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
    • Students will be able to communicate mathematically.

     Content Standards:

    • Students will be able to write and interpret numerical expressions.
    • Students will understand the place value system. 
    •  Students will be able perform operations with multi-digit whole numbers and with decimals to hundredths. 
    •  Students will be able to add and subtract fractions.
    • Students will be able multiply and divide fractions (in limited cases).
    • Students will be able to convert like measurement units.
    • Students will be able to represent and interpret data.
    • Students will understand the concepts of volume.
    • Students will be able to graph points on the coordinate plane to solve problems.
    • Students will be able to classify two-dimensional figures based on their properties.

     VISUAL ARTS

    • Students will be able to create using the elements and principles of art.
    • Students will be able to select and refine artistic works for presentation.
    • Students will be able to observe, interpret and respond critically to a work of art.
    • Students will be able to make artistic connections between themselves and the world.

      PHYSICAL EDUCATION 

    • Students will be able to demonstrate rhythmic routines and patterns using fundamental movement skills.
    • Students will be able to describe basic principles of a healthy lifestyle.
    • Students will be able to perform a variety of manipulative skills.
    • Students will be able to participate in a variety of games while demonstrating cooperation, sportsmanship, and fair play.

     MUSIC

    • Students will be able to create using the elements and principles of music.
    • Students will be able to perform with musical instruments.
    • Students will be able to create and perform rhythm patterns. 
    • Students will be able to use the voice as an instrument.