Blue Room

Fifth Grade Curriculum

Opening Doors to Possibilities

True learning comes through personal discovery. The goal of the Blue Room is to not only increase the size of a student's knowledge base, but also to create possibilities for student invention and discovery. There are many hands-on applications throughout the content areas this year.


Meaningful Engagement

Our themes are somewhat flexible and can be altered to meet the interests of our students, but there are several we regularly cover. 


In social studies, we focus on geography, the fifty states, capitals, and abbreviations, our government and the election process, Lewis and Clark and pioneers, Westward Expansion and the Industrial Revolution, slavery and the Trail of Tears, the Civil War, and various cultural studies.

In science, we focus on scientific investigation, biomes, cells, animal taxonomy, the human body, the building blocks of matter, natural disasters, and geology/the solar system/the oceans.

In the Blue Room, students are placed in math classes based on their needs and abilities. Some students are enrolled in Pre-Algebra 1, while others are placed into 5th Grade Math.

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Blacksburg New School is an independent K-8 school fostering academic achievement, creative and critical thinking, and thoughtful action. The mission of the Blacksburg New School is to serve its students, teachers, and parents by providing a cooperative educational environment. We are committed to academic and civic excellence, to individual and community responsibility, and to the love of learning

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