In 5th grade, we work on all the curriculum areas (science, social studies, math, and language arts). We incorporate group projects and tasks into our activities that require the 5th graders to use the skills and strategies that they have learned in previous elementary school years. Their assignments continue to increase in difficulty and rigor and there is a major focus on organization and time management as they are preparing to go to middle school next year. In math they solve multi-step problems with complex numbers. In science they observe and analyze information to gather data and make inferences. In language arts, they are asked to read and write across a variety of genres and subject areas.