In 5th grade we learn to be leaders in our wing of the school and prepare for life in the Middle School. Fifth graders love stepping up to help out the kids in the younger grades by reading to their preschool buddies or by being a good example for the kids in their Faith Families. They also take a field trip to Jefferson City, participate in the St. Charles County S.T.A.R.T. program, and do a variety of hands-on science projects including launching rockets and building mousetrap cars.
5th graders are challenged with the use of higher level cognitive skills, such as problems solving, cause and effect, and long-term results of actions. Students are challenged to consider beyond the “who, what, where, and when” and answer the question “why?” 5th graders are given more responsibility than previous grades. They need to remember to bring PE Clothes and are asked to be leaders in the middle grade wing of Messiah. Socially and emotionally they work hard to continue to grow in their 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.”
Jefferson City – Governor’s Mansion, State Capitol Building, Old Missouri State Penitentiary, and Central Dairy for ice cream
5th grade is a great age at Messiah! I love teaching 5th grade because the students are growing up and beginning to have a greater understanding of the world around them. I love their curiosity and enthusiasm for learning. I also enjoy helping them to become comfortable with who they are and learning we should celebrate our differences. Most of all, I enjoy watching the 5th graders grow in their love of Jesus Christ.