Why fit in when YOU can STAND OUT as a Fifth Grader at De Zavala ESA!
Fifth-grade students participate in many activities which prepare them for a smooth transition to middle school. In the final year of elementary school, expectations increase for students to plan and organize their work. Fifth graders show a surprising scope of interests and they work to develop command of time, organizational skills and responsibility. Lessons in literacy, math, social studies and science support fifth graders in higher-level thinking skills. Students also apply their study to real life problem solving as they become stewards of the environment. In addition, students utilize various forms of technology to expand their growth as life long learners. During this year of personal growth, fifth-graders need a sense of belonging, recognition and approval of their accomplishments amid efforts and opportunities to be responsible and make decisions on their own. With growing self-reliance, students will find in their classroom many opportunities for demonstrating curiosity, working independently, organizing daily work and assuming initiative in seeking help when needed.