Welcome to Fifth Grade!
Fifth Grade at OHDS gives students the chance to prepare for the rigors and independence of middle school. Within the familiar environment of the fifth grade classroom, students are guided to strengthen their critical thinking, problem solving, communication and collaboration skills by a team of teachers with content area expertise in their respective subjects. As the oldest elementary class, Fifth grade students are supported to develop their leadership skills, often engaging in group work, public presentations, and involvement in organization of school-wide events. Appreciation of diversity and the ability to communicate across differences is a strong theme in the fifth grade year, culminating in a week-long retreat with a diverse selection of schools through the much-respected Bay Area MOSAIC project. Fifth grade is a year to remember!