The fifth and sixth grade curriculum is aggressive and fully aligned to the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards. EDUPRIZE provides a technology-rich environment for all its students.
The Arizona Standards require that students learn and apply complex, multi-step mathematical operations. Our math programs adoptions are used to assist our learners to practice math concepts that are also applied through our cross curricular programs. EDUPRIZE offers daily direct instruction on focus skills and a completely differentiated curriculum in math and reading. The language arts program is rich in literature and informational text based in the Harcourt Brace series and Great Books. Lucy Calkin’s materials are used to ensure the writing process is explicitly taught and supports reading acquisition and extensions. Students participate in daily progress monitoring and individualized instruction through our technology applications right within their classrooms to ensure student progress, and remediation or enrichment is provided as necessary.
Fifth and Sixth grade have fascinating, science-based thematic units called Cottages. Each nine-week cottage is designed with hands-on activities and lessons to stimulate children’s interests in many different genres and allow students to solidify basic skills through application of all basic skills through their participation in the sciences. The cottages consist of:
Invention Convention (Social Science)
Physics Foundry (Physical Science)
Body Shop (Life Science)
Planetarium (Earth Science)
Highlights include: Wax Museum, Project Exploration, Geography Bee, Biz Town, 100 hour reading, and our spelling bee.
Money Market (Social Science)
Greenhouse (Life Science)
Power Plant (Physical Science)
Storm Cellar (Earth Science)