Progress Report Information: Grade 5

Information for Parents and Guardians

Grade 5 Information for Parents and Guardians

The information below helps you understand how the curriculum your child is learning aligns to the progress report standards. The items listed under each standard outline the content students learn over the course of the year. Not all standards will be taught each quarter. Content not taught in a particular classroom or school (e.g., band, strings, World Languages) will be marked as “nt” (not taught) on the progress report.

Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies content for the 2020-2021 school year.


Acquires, interprets, and understands health concepts

  • Identify structure and function of the integumentary system and examine the risks associated with sun exposure
  • Explain the impact of healthy habits and behaviors on cardio fitness
  • Describe why food groups have different recommended servings and explain the concepts of moderation and energy balance
  • Identify the influence of marketing techniques and the media have on health behaviors
  • Describe how activity, sleep, and health are related and the importance of sleep
  • Explain the importance of good hygiene
  • Describe ways to prevent vision and hearing loss
  • Analyze effects of alcohol and drugs on relationships
  • Analyze why people choose not to follow safety rules
  • Identify strategies for managing stress
  • Recognize the relationship between social skills and sustaining relationships
  • Identify effective verbal and nonverbal communication skills and analyze the role of active listening
  • Examine community and environmental health and safety issues

Identifies valid and accurate health information, products, and services to make healthy decisions

  • Determine and demonstrate healthy habits including sun protection,  cardiorespiratory fitness, and selecting healthy foods
  • Identify the connection between nutrition and weight, explain the importance of exercise and recreation, and analyze the benefits of sleep
  • Describe and demonstrate effective communication skills, appropriate behaviors, and managing emotions  in a variety of situations
  • Practice strategies for managing stress
  • Explain the relationship between health promotion and disease prevention
  • Demonstrate personal hygiene habits
  • Demonstrate proper lifting and carrying techniques
  • Recognize the importance of positive self-image and demonstrate respect for individual differences
  • Describe how to report harassment
  • Describe consequences of an unhealthy environment

Demonstrates appropriate health practices and behaviors to promote a safe and healthy community

  • Identify strategies to protect against the sun
  • Support others in making healthy choices , encourage others to not use alcohol, tobacco, or drugs, and promote the value of health and wellness
  • Identify physical activities that build positive relationships and explain benefits of positive relationships
  • Develop a plan to prevent the spread of disease and examine the role of self in injuries
  • Recognize trusted adults as health resources
  • Identify how culture and media influence health
  • Describe ways to offer friendship
  • Advocate for a caring school community and promote community service
  • Recognize responsibility to protect and preserve the environment and develop a plan to work collaboratively on environmental issues


Engages in the creative process to develop artworks and express meaning

  • Develops ideas for artworks before beginning
  • Reflects on art and art making by describing and explaining own artwork
  • Expresses personally relevant ideas in artworks

Applies art media and techniques appropriately to produce artworks

  • Uses a variety of art materials to produce artwork
  • Explores methods of representing subject matter
  • Follows appropriate steps in art making
  • Uses art materials safely and appropriately
  • Demonstrates control and craftsmanship with art materials

Demonstrates an understanding of art by engaging with art history, culture, criticism, and aesthetics 

  • Engages in discussions about artworks from different places and times to inform art making
  • Responds to own and other’s artwork
  • Uses art vocabulary appropriately to identify and describe artwork
  • Uses and applies knowledge from other subject areas when creating artwork


Develops and Demonstrates competency in motor skills

  • Demonstrate locomotor, nonlocomotor, and manipulative skills in combinations
  • Create and perform an educational gymnastic sequence and an individual or group rhythm/dance sequence
  • Demonstrate the use of space, accuracy, and force in a variety of activities
  • Apply concepts of direction and force in striking

Applies basic anatomy and physiology and movement concepts and principles, to improve motor skills

  • Identify components of major body systems including the cardiorespiratory, vascular, muscular, and skeletal system.
  • Apply knowledge of the body systems to describe a variety of movements
  • Describe concepts of direction and force to strike an object

Applies knowledge of fitness and active lifestyles to evaluate and plan for personal fitness

  • Identify methods for evaluating and improving personal fitness
  • Compare and analyze fitness data and create a personal fitness plan
  • Explain FITT
  • Calculate heart rate at rest and during activity and explain the relationship between heart rate and cardiorespiratory fitness

Demonstrates skills and behaviors leading to personal and group success in physical activity, both in and out of school

  • Create and implement rules and consequences for activities
  • Create and implement safety rules and etiquette for one activity
  • Explain the importance of inclusion in physical activity settings
  • Describe and demonstrate respectful behavior

Demonstrates knowledge of the basic nutrition and fitness concepts of energy balance

  • Explain recommended dietary allowance (RDA) and the effect of portion size on RDA
  • Explain the purpose of vitamins and minerals
  • Evaluate components of food labels for a variety of foods
  • Explain the guideline recommended 60 minutes of activity everyday


Develops and demonstrates skills in singing

  • Sing melodies accurately, demonstrating expression, appropriate diction and technique
  • Sing expressively using dynamics and phrasing
  • Improvise vocally

Develops and demonstrates skills in playing instruments

  • Perform and improvise accompaniments, ostinati and melodies of increasing complexity 

Responds to music with movement

  • Perform and improvise movement to a wide variety of music

Develops and demonstrates music literacy skills

  • Identify, read and notate rhythmic patterns, melodies and symbols
  • Compose and notate original rhythmic and melodic variations
  • Compose music using contemporary media and technology

Recognizes and describes music from various cultures and time periods 

  • Listen for and analyze how musical elements are used to create expressive ideas
  • Compare and contrast music and music performances from a variety of styles, periods and cultures with music terminology
  • Identify selected compositions and composers from four periods of musical history
  • Analyze individual music performances and reflect on success and areas for improvement


Communicates in the target language

  • Asks and answers questions using patterned sentences
  • Writes several simple sentences on familiar topics
  • Begins to adapt language to own needs

Gains knowledge and understanding of other cultures

  • Compares and explains items and customs used by people in the countries studied in relation to one’s own culture
  • Investigates different cultural points of view

Connects to other disciplines and acquires content information in the target language

  • Draws connections between target language used in other content areas and own language
  • Uses language as a tool to seek information


Communicates in the target language

  • Maintains a conversation by asking and answering questions connecting a variety of sentences on the same topic
  • Writes a variety of sentences on the same topic with some evidence of paragraph-like organization
  • Uses independently created language to express own thoughts

Gains knowledge and understanding of other cultures

  • Identifies and compares items and customs used by people in the countries studied to their own culture
  • Investigates different cultural points of view

Connects to other disciplines and acquires content information in the target language

  • Demonstrates acquisition and use of grade level specific math and science vocabulary to complete content area tasks
  • Use language as a tool to seek and process information
  • Draws connections between target language and own language


Demonstrates skills playing selected instrument as an individual and/or a member of an ensemble

  • Demonstrate correct body and hand positions, finger patterns, tone production, articulation, phrasing and expression
  • Demonstrate appropriate Individual skills and/or as a member of an ensemble

Develops and demonstrates music literacy skills

  • Read, write and perform music with various rhythmic patterns and meters
  • Identify notes, key signatures, and scales

Develops and applies critical listening skills as an individual and/or a member of an ensemble

  • Sing simple melodic tonal patterns
  • Demonstrate the ability to appropriately match tone, intonation and volume