District/State Information on Student Learning
Check out all the things your child will learn at Nellie Stone Johnson (NSJ) Community School by reading the information below and clicking on the button links.
5th Grade Balanced Literacy at NSJ Community School
NSJ Community School as well as our district believes in the Balanced Literacy Approach. Use the link below to discover how the approach influences the many methods used to teach your child reading, writing, word usage, speaking, listening, and other aspects of literacy.
5th Grade Math at NSJ Community School
The Minnesota State Standards in math are taught using the Investigations curriculum, Rational Number Project, and other supplemental curriculum. The district created a "Year at a Glance" sheet describing how the standards are taught with the curriculum using simple "I can" statements. Check out the button link below for more information!
5th Grade Science at NSJ Community School
The hands-on approach to science excites students in the classroom! Students learn through investigations within three main topics: Motions, Force, and Models; Landforms; and Environments. Check out the button link below for district information and state standards.
5th Grade Social Studies at NSJ Community School
In grade five, the lead discipline is history supplemented by a strong secondary emphasis on citizenship and government. Students explore the history of North America in the period before 1800. They learn about complex societies that existed on the continent before 1500, and subsequent interactions between Indigenous peoples, Europeans and Africans during the period of colonization and settlement. They trace the development of self-governance in the British colonies and identify major conflicts that led to the American Revolution.