This school year came with unusual challenges as schools shut their doors and learning moved online. Did your fifth grader learn the skills they need to be ready for next year? Here are some of the most important academic and social skills that kids acquire in fifth grade. If your child is not proficient in some of these areas, don’t worry. No two kids are alike, especially when it comes to hitting developmental benchmarks. Choose a few to practice this summer, but keep things low-key — both for you and for your child. In these extreme circumstances, extra pressure isn’t good for anyone.

By the end of 5th grade, kids should be able to:

Find out more about your fifth grader and reading, writing, math, science, social studies, the arts, and physical education.

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Updated: June 15, 2020