Is 4th Grade Different Than 5th Grade?

Biting fingers nails, butterflies in your stomach, chewing your hair, twisting your shirt, rattling change, and hands in pockets; all these behaviors were observed in the 5th graders on the first day of school. The 5th graders were concerned about the differences between 5th grade and 4th grade. Are there a lot of differences? Is it harder? Are the teachers nice?

4th / 5th grade wing

Now that we have been in school for a couple of weeks, we thought we should ask some students if 4th grade and 5th grade are different. We asked them the following 2 questions:

  • Do you think 5th grade is different from 4th grade? How?
  • Do you think 5th grade is harder than 4th grade? How?

We interviewed students in 5th Grade and these are some results:  One person said that it is different because you could be a lot more independent. Some of the most popular things mentioned were more homework and more independence. One person said that it different because we have more subjects. Another remark students made were that we all have new teachers and a different classroom.  Only one person said that it was the same.

When we asked how it was harder than 4th grade, most of the kids we questioned said  it was harder because there is a lot more homework. Only one student said that it was not harder because fifth grade teachers help you just like 4th grade teachers.

Are people still biting there finger nails, and having butterflies in their stomachs? Well one of the replies was NO! Now they feel so old and they are happy to be the oldest in the school. Another student said sure the tests are hard but 5th grade is still so fun. And Those are some the answers from our Chickering School fifth graders?

Reported By: Aryana and Griffin