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5th Grade

What's happening in 5th grade?

Fifth graders are studying the Age of Exploration this trimester. They are learning what life was like on a tall ship and how to deal with all the hardships of sailing. They are spending their first month of school training as the various crews on a ship, learning how to work as a team and how to collaborate and solve problems. 


In class, they are also in groups representing various explorers, with roles as ambassador, scientist, navigator, and explorer. They are researching and documenting all their discoveries. They will present all their findings to the “Monarch” at the end of their journey with their Explorer's Notebook, which will show the success or failure of their trip.