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. The most important outcomes of at-home learning are that your child enjoy learning and taking on new challenges.

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: May 27, 2021