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What to expect in Fifth Grade
The average ten-year-old has a positive approach to life. He/she:
At ten years old, your child is developing communication skills and becoming more mature. You can help by encouraging him as s/he improves listening and responding skills, increases problem-solving abilities, begins to undergo maturational changes, and gains awareness of peer and adult expectations.
The learning standards of the fifth grade curriculum are designed to expand on students’ prior knowledge and lay the foundation of what students should know and be able to do in each grade. These standards ensure that all children are prepared to move forward to the next grade.
Religious education in grade five focuses on the sacraments of the Church. Our study looks very specifically at their origin, their importance in our life of faith and in their actual rites and rituals.
We look, too, at the liturgical year and the seasons of the Church.
Students attend Mass as a class three times a month, receive the sacrament of Reconciliation during the Advent and Lenten seasons, and attend many prayer services to mark important events. We have daily devotions at the beginning and end of the day as well as school wide prayers to honor the Blessed Mother or for other specific intentions.