Fifth graders are the leaders of lower school. As writers, they are constantly generating and revising new work. As readers, they tackle more complex, longer works of literature and join with friends across town in interscholastic reading games.
They use their observational powers, deductive reasoning, and knowledge of scientific principles to solve the mystery of the kidnapped tortoise, and apply their coding skills to circuits and servos to begin tackling robotics.
As mathematicians, they advance beyond whole-number calculations to perform operations with fractions and decimals, and to convert seamlessly between the two. They devise research projects and conduct statistical analysis. At the end of the year, they turn the learning around and devise fun carnival games through which to teach younger children age-appropriate lessons in mathematics–with fun prizes.
And to cap of their year of study in civil rights, they take a four-day capstone trip to Washington, D.C. and see civil rights landmarks with their own eyes, which both brings their learning alive and prepares them for the big move to middle school.Inquire