5th grade is a culminating year for many students. It marks the end of the elementary school years. Although students continue to develop higher level thinking skills they are also using knowledge and skills from multiple content areas in order to solve problems, analyze situations and respond to the world around them. By the end of the 5th grade year, students should show mastery of the key skills and concepts covered in the elementary school years. This is a great time to use best-selling lessons and activities to fill in any learning gaps or refine skills that need a little more practice. Students leaving the 5th grade should be able to read and respond to a text, use an appropriate vocabulary in their speaking and writing, write an organized paper involving multiple paragraphs, show proficiency in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, and solve complex math problems using multiple steps.
You can find many wonderful, best-selling products to help you meet the needs of the 5th grader in your life. Educents is happy to offer you many choices when it comes to fun and engaging lessons and educational resources. Try math games to help solidify math concepts and skills. As students are able to complete more complex reading and writing assignments, consider a research based project that will allow them to research a science or social topic and present a final report or project on the topic. Projects like this, especially when paired with a student interest, are a great way to pull together learning from so many different areas. At Educents you can find projects, lapbooks and interactive notebooks on a wide variety of topics.
Another fun and engaging way to pull together learning from multiple content areas is through the use of STEM or STEAM projects. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math while STEAM adds an element of Art too. These projects will challenge your student to use all that they have learned in order to solve an open-ended problem. STEM projects are highly engaging and lots of fun too!