5th Grade

Welcome fifth grade families!

Melodee Brinster, Melodee_Brinster@dpsk12.org
Meghan Wannamaker, Room 209 Meghan_Wannamaker@dpsk12.org
Kirsten Meyers-Blake, Room 213 Kirsten_Meyers-Blake@dpsk12.org
Eric Hines, Room 215 Eric_Hines@dpsk12.org

Learning, Reflecting, and Taking Action… fifth graders’ learning experience culminates in a unique Primary Years Programme Exhibition, with many interesting adventures along the way.

If you want your child to be an educated, globally-minded citizen, then don’t let him or her miss out on fifth grade at Brown International Academy. In addition to being challenged academically through Brown’s research-based reading, writing and math curricula, your child will learn, reflect and act on a number of world issues and concerns. The result of this thoughtful combination of intellectual inquiry and global awareness is a child who is well prepared to achieve academic excellence in middle school and to lead peers in making our world a better place for all.

IB is guided by “inquiry,” which is defined as a search for knowledge. It moves students from their current level of understanding to a new and deeper level. The IB Primary Years Programme emphasizes the importance of students being inquirers. Through the units of inquiry, teachers are constantly encouraging curiosity. Lessons are developed in ways that allow students to wonder, ask questions and identify problems. Fifth graders are provided with opportunities to make connections between school learning and life outside of school.

For more information on the 5th grade IB Program of Inquiry visit: Timeline for Units 5th Grade 17-18 for website