5th Grade Milestones and Obstacles

Learn about some of the academic and social benchmarks your child will face this year.

Academic Interest

Fifth-graders often need to see the relevance of something before they are ready to show interest. read more

Do You Know What Your Fifth Grader Should Know?

Will she learn phonics, or study Shakespeare this year? Find out with this quiz. read more

How They Grow in Fifth Grade

How They Grow in Fifth GradeWhere They AreThe average ten-year-old has a positive approach to life. She: read more

Is Your Child Ready for Middle School?

Do you know whether your child is socially prepared for this school year? Take our quiz and find out. read more

Should He Repeat Fifth Grade?

Read why this expert thinks retention is not the answer. read more

Struggling Fifth-Grader

Here's expert advice on how to help your child get organized. read more