In 5th grade we learn what it means to be leaders in the Crossroads and get ready for middle school. 5th graders love changing classes, DARE, rocket launches, mouse trap cars, presidential research papers, and being involved in sports for the first time!
5th graders are challenged with the use of higher level cognitive skills, such as problems solving, cause and effect, and long-term results of action. Students are challenged to consider beyond the “who, what, where, and when” and answer the question “why?”.5th graders are given much greater responsibility than previous grades. They need to care for their lockers, remember to bring PE Clothes, and are asked to be leaders in the Crossroads wing of Messiah. Socially and emotionally they work hard to continue to grow in the love of Jesus Christ and face the difficult task of maturing into middle schoolers. Students are encouraged to be themselves and not change who they are in an effort to “fit in”.
St. Louis FIRST Robotics Convention, Jefferson City, Cahokia Mounds, Jefferson Barracks.
5th grade is a great age at Messiah. We love teaching this grade because the students are growing up and beginning to have a greater understanding of the world around them. It is so much fun watching them grow in their love of Jesus Christ and their joy of being around each other.