In fifth grade, we continue to use a balanced literacy approach to provide a solid framework of integration between all language arts skills. Comprehension and vocabulary skills are continued priorities to help in the growth of our students as readers. Supplemental core stories also allow integration of biblical principles, science, social studies, health, art, and other subjects. Students continue using computer keyboards for instruction and practice in typing for speed and accuracy. Specialists teach your child Mandarin, visual arts, performing arts, physical education, and library media skills. Each has a vital part in your child’s week.