Fifth Grade

5th Grade School Supplies

    • Pencils
    • Black or Blue Pens
    • Red Pen
    • Markers, Colored Pencils, Crayons (your choice)
    • 1 Ream of Copy Paper
    • 6 Notebooks for Programs of Inquiry
    • Graph Paper
    • Pencil Sharpener

IB a World of Learning!

  • What is IB?

    International Baccalaureate

    What is PYP?

    Primary Years Program 

    The mission of the PYP is to develop, “inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.” (IB Mission Statement).

    As a PYP classroom we work together to become internationally minded.

    Learner Profiles:

    At the center of IB are the Learner Profiles. These are the learning outcomes derived from the IB mission statement.

    * Balanced * Caring * Communicator * Inquirer * Knowledgeable * Open Minded * Principled * Reflective * Risk Taker * Thinker 

    IB Attitudes:

    Our class uses the Ten IB Attitudes to help us in our daily learning, self-discovery and international understanding.

    Inquirers * Knowledgeable * Thinkers * Communicators * Principled * Open-minded * Caring * Risk-takers * Balanced *Reflective 

    Transdiciplinary Units:

    Our classrooms integrates the IB mission through six transdisciplinary units. The units are called “transdisciplinary” because they are not limited to a single subject like social studies, but connect content from all subject areas through a central idea. Each unit’s central idea is a big, conceptual understanding that would be relevant to anyone in the world. Throughout the unit, students make connections personally, locally and globally.

    Who We Are - Sept - Oct

    Where We are in Place/Time - Oct - Nov

    How We Express Ourselves - Nov - Dec

    How the World Works - Jan - Feb

    How We Organize Ourselves - Feb - March

    Sharing the Planet - April - May


    Taking action is an integral conclusion to the learning that incorporates students making connections to what they have learned, applying a variety of real life skills, demonstrating an enduring understanding and growth. Our actions are student driven and can be a small thing that arises from a genuine concern and commitment. These actions are often unplanned and reflect the students' growth and understanding.


    Our 5th grade students will complete an extended, collaborative inquiry project! This is an opportunity for students to exhibit the learner attributes that have been developing throughout their PYP experience. Students will be able to choose real-life issues or problems, which will then be explored and investigated in the exhibition. The students begin the planning and research phase of the process in March and will be able to delve more deeply during our final transdisciplinary unit, Sharing the Planet. This Exhibition Unit will span approximately 5 weeks culminating in an “Exhibition” in mid- May.