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4th and 5th Grade

Fourth graders are ready for more independence and take it on with pride. They are developing their leadership skills and growing a strong sense of themselves. Fourth graders welcome deep and meaningful conversations about justice and human rights and are ready to understand the big picture in many areas. They are problem solvers and collaborators ready to stretch and grow in new ways. 

Fifth graders take greater responsibility for their role in their immediate community and the greater community. They are ready to solve complex, multi-dimensional problems. They can be dogged in their pursuit of the truth about the world, both good and bad. They are responsible for their actions and their learning in ways that signal independence and maturity. They can be goofy and playful with devoted friends and often have clear passions and interests.