Grade 5

Fifth Grade Distance Learning
 
Students entering Fifth Grade in the fall can choose from a variety of classes that run from 9:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Students can "attend" one class or any combination of classes. Class times are staggered and have breaks between them so that students who would like to take more than one class can have a break in between classes. None of the class times overlap, so students may attend any or all of the classes.
 
All classes are 45 minutes in length and are conducted on Zoom. Zoom sessions are password protected and links are changed daily to help create a safe online learning environment. Parents can "drop off" their children in class because all of the activities will be done with the teacher during the Zoom session!
 
For all classes, students will need access to the Internet. A printer will enhance the class experience but is not necessary. A list of supplies that are commonly found around the house will be provided about a week before the class begins. Some classes recommend purchasing a novel or book, so please read each description carefully for that suggestion.
 
Session 1 Class Options
 
9:00 - 9:45 a.m. - Let's Start a Summer Camp: A FUNtastic Application of Math
Ms. Bradley needs Fifth Grade math brains to plan a summer camp! In order to design a new summer camp, students will figure out everything from how much food is needed, to how to set up the mess hall, to how to design an obstacle course! Get ready for Camp Math!
 
10:00 - 10:45 a.m. - Still Life Photography  
No two people see the world exactly the same. Taking a picture is the closest we can get to sharing our perspective with the people we care about and with people we don't even know. Learning how to harness that language of imagery is what this class is about! Students will join Mr. Macías on a photography adventure, where they will learn how to manipulate perspective and light; color and shadow; and focus and contrast. Students will need access to an iPad or iPhone for this class.
 
11:15 - 12:00 p.m. - Let's Move!
It's time to get moving! Join Ms. Zukoski in a physical movement class that will develop agility, coordination, musicality and dance techniques. Through creative movement games, improvisation, and individual and group creations, students will have the opportunity to get moving with their friends!
 
12:45 - 1:30 p.m. - The Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Greece (Language Arts)
How did they come to be? What are they known for? Why do their stories continue to inspire the Creative Arts? In this class with Ms. Humes, Fifth Graders will explore the answers to these questions and more through writing, visiting virtual museums, making art, and acting out monologues. Students will need a copy of D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths. It can be purchased on Amazon.
 
Session 2 Class Options
 
9:00 - 9:45 a.m. - Let's Run an Ice Cream Truck: Math in Action
Scoop up your math skills, because Fifth Grade is preparing for a business venture with Ms. Bradley! Ever wonder what it would be like to run an ice cream truck? Students will explore the costs of operating the truck and purchasing supplies, design a logo for the truck, map routes, and calculate profits! Students will need a ruler with mm/cm and inches, as well as crayons or colored pencils.
 
10:00 - 10:45 a.m. - Making Magic: A Movie-Making Elective
"People tell stories to survive." Today, people tell those stories with the technology they carry in their pockets. In this class, Mr. Macías will teach students how to manipulate technology to tell their own stories. Students will make stop-motion movies, use green screens to travel across the universe, learn voiceover techniques, and create documentary short films about dogs and cats. Students will need access to an iPad or iPhone for this class.
 
11:15 - 12:00 p.m. - Let's Move!
It's time to get moving! Join Ms. Zukoski in physical movement class that will develop agility, coordination, musicality and dance techniques. Through creative movement games, improvisation, and individual and group creations, students will have the opportunity to get moving with their friends!
 
12:45 - 1:30 p.m. - The Demigods of Ancient Greece (Language Arts)
The child of a parent who is a god and a parent who is a mortal is known as a demigod. In this class, Fifth Graders will dive into the adventures of Hercules, the quest of Perseus, and the story of Theseus and the Minotaur. Students will recount the journeys of these demigods in first-person journals, as well as create comic books and sculptures to recreate crucial plot points in the stories. Although students won't leave their houses, they will take a virtual field trip to Getty Villa to experience these classic stories through art. Students will need a copy of D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths. It can be purchased on Amazon.
 
* All classes must reach a minimum enrollment, and all classes have a maximum enrollment.
 

Registration is Open!

 

Fifth Grade

Monday - Friday 

Times vary depending on class selection.

*Closed July 3 in observance of Independence Day.

Session Options

Dates

Tuition

Session 1 

June 22 - July 2

$125/class

Session 2 

July 6 - July 17

$140/class

 

For questions, contact us at 310.454.1350 or email us at summersession@stmatthewsschool.com