Fifth grade is a pivotal year; elementary students are blossoming into middle school students. At McKell, we want our students to thrive in middle school and beyond. We are guiding them to be lifelong learners and problem solvers in both cooperative and independent settings. Many of the academics we teach develop a deeper understanding of language arts skills. This year is the first real introduction of American history at the elementary level from Native Americans to modern day, along with an introduction to civics and economics. We take math to a new level with a focus on fractions with unlike denominators and decimal place value which are essential to successful lives of the future.