The fifth grade teachers at Ecoff take a student centered learning approach while creating and maintaining an effective learning environment to meet the needs of all students. While embracing technological resources to teach the Chesterfield County curriculum, teachers focus on hands-on learning activities and cross-curricular instruction. Cross-curricular instruction integrates content and skills from multiple content areas into one cohesive learning experience to promote higher level thinking. Our goal is to make learning fun and keep students engaged as we prepare them for the challenges and demands of middle school. Our overall mission is to prepare our students to be successful citizens and lifelong learners in a technologically advanced and diverse society.
Students will become problem solvers and learn how to make mathematical connections through real-world practical situations. Cross-curricular, collaborative groups, and hands-on learning activities will advance students’ mathematical knowledge and understanding
Students will continue to advance their questioning and reasoning skills learned in previous years. Students will become scientific investigators and participate in hands-on experiments in the classroom. Students will also have a quarterly home-based project to help facilitate critical thinking and classroom learning. A few areas of investigation include light, sound, cells, matter, and ocean environment.
Students will become world travelers! Through global connections, group projects, and individual research, students will explore the geography and history of all the continents.
Parents and guardians are encouraged to assist their children by teaching them to be organized. Help students understand the importance of being prepared for class and participating in class. It is also important for students to be prepared for their daily resource class. Please make sure students wear sneakers on PE days.
Please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teacher with any questions.