PITTSBURGH CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS | THREES PROGRAM- 8TH GRADE

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301 College Park Dr

Monroeville, PA 15146

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for 2017-18

Fifth Grade

School Calendar
  1. End of First Quarter

    October 31
  2. Parent/Teacher Conferences (NO SCHOOL)

    November 6 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  3. Thanksgiving Vacation (22nd-27th)

    November 22 - November 27

5th GRADE

Dear Fifth Grade Parents,

I grew up in Monroeville then attended West Virginia University, where I earned my Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Elementary Education. Since graduating in 2013, I returned home to become a substitute teacher within several local school districts. I also was a teacher for a S.T.E.M. education program, Bricks4Kidz, where I instructed in-school field trips, after-school programs, and summer camps.

When I am not at school you will most likely find me spending time with my family and friends or at Target. I love any kind of healthy activity, especially basketball. After playing my entire life, I continued my passion for the sport as a volunteer coach for a local AAU girls’ basketball team. I also enjoy crafting, photography, and traveling in my free time.

This year, I plan to pass forth knowledge, faith, and love of learning to my 5th grade students. I am looking forward to a wonderful school year!

Many Blessings,

Miss Allison Farabaugh

5th GRADE

Greater Works Christian School curriculum addresses each area of development according to our mission statement – spiritually, academically, physically, socially, and emotionally. Students are taught using an integrated approach with a team of specialized teachers working together to plan their program. A solid Biblical perspective will reinforce the application of scriptural principles.

Language: Children are given twenty spelling list words and five challenge words from the reading program. The reading vocabulary is strengthened through the spelling program. Spelling bees and other games are used for review.

Reading: The spelling words and the challenge words are incorporated into the reading stories to make for ease in oral reading. A story is read each week and phonics, as well as various focus skills (such a narrative elements, inference, summary, etc), are taught with the stories. Participation in the Book-It program is required. Additional reading support is provided by using PSSA Buckle Down Instructional Series.

Math: Instruction centers around nine units in the math textbook and concepts presented in PSSA preparation. The curriculum includes the use of whole numbers and decimals, algebra, data and graphing, multiplication and division, fractions, algebra and geometry, measurement and probability, ratio and percent.

Science: The students investigate nature, study mammals and complete individual reports and projects. The next main unit involves energy and engines, where students have an opportunity to work in groups and design or demonstrate how energy works. Other units include wonders of the sky and watching the weather. Field trip to the Carnegie Science Center.

History: A major part of the studies is in ancient to modern history in Asia, Africa, Europe, Australia, Oceania, and Antarctica. The text intertwines biblical happenings with historical accounts of the Fertile Crescent, the ancient Middle East, the area of the Nile, and ancient Greece and Rome. They study events in England, Scotland, Ireland, and other countries in Western and Eastern Europe. Christianity, the greatest force in History, spans the time from early Christians to the Reformation and beyond. Reading maps is also stressed with comparing maps in the atlas to the globe. Students provide information for the study guides through critical reading and note-taking skills. Evaluation is also made on oral and written reports.

SPECIAL SUBJECTS

Character Development, Missions, Physical Education, Spanish, Music

ACADEMIC EVALUATION

Students are assessed by qualified teachers using both objective and subjective data to determine grade-level readiness. Grading is completed during four (nine-week) report periods. Parent conferences are held following the first grading period. Additional conferences are scheduled upon request.

Please write your child’s name on everything.  Please bring in your child’s school supplies during parent/teacher orientation and place in your child’s locker.  At parent/teacher orientation, we also need to know how your child will leave school daily, by bus or parent pick-up.

Backpack or Bookbag
Blue/Black pens
1 pack college lined paper
#2 Pencils w/eraser or mechanical with lead
2 rolls of paper towels
2 boxes of Kleenex
8 pack of colored pencils
1 ream of plain white copy paper
1 pair non-marking tennis shoes (recess & P.E.)
2 highlighters
5 packs index cards
We will provide an organized & coordinated notebook, folder, & planner set for each student for $15.00. Please use our sets for best coherency throughout middle school.
Optional: crayons & markers