Organization and Study Skills:
Fifth grade is a time to explore. Children need to try different study strategies in order to find the right fit. It may take a while for your child to find his or her particular learning style and to figure out what works best for him or her. It is a time for students to make mistakes, in class and on homework. As the year progresses we will we gradually release more responsibility to them in order to foster their independence. Students struggling with study skills - and their parents - can receive additional support through The Learning Center
Use of PowerSchool Learning
PowerSchool Learning provides a user-friendly web space where teachers can securely post photos and announcements about classroom activities and assignments. PowerSchool can be used to monitor assignments and grades online, class events and other student resources.
Some fifth graders at Shorecrest take part in Forensics / Debate club, FIRST LEGO League Robotics, after school clubs and intramural sports, and the annual National Geographic Geography Bee competition.
Shorecrest also offers a fifth grade band. Fifth graders have the opportunity to select an instrument to study under the guidance of band director Ethan Updike. Options might include flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, percussion, piano, etc. The goal of the Fifth Grade Band is to develop basic instrumental musical skills that can be used for advanced study in the Middle and Upper School or simply to develop a lifelong love of music.
Field Experiences & Guest Experts:
September: Weedon Island Field Experience
November: Drop Everything and STEAM
February-March: Minecraft grade-level project
Spring: Celebrate the Arts Week