Fifth Graders Set the Tone for New Student Learning Expectations

Fifth Graders Set the Tone for New Student Learning Expectations

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In the first month of school, fifth graders are already making a difference in Saint Leo School’s community.

Many of the skills needed in the age of globalization and technology go beyond textbook content. To prepare for the future, students must engage in meaningful learning opportunities through collaboration, problem solving, research, and critical thinking. These skills will allow them to achieve academic success, have an impact on communities, become leaders, and make a difference in the world.

In mid-September, the fifth graders served as role-models for Kinder through fourth grade students. Working in self-selected groups, they developed an engaging and effective presentation of the new student learning expectations (SLE) to the students, staff, and several parents. Through an amazing medley of skits, songs, and even a catchy rap solo, they transformed our SLEs into real life scenarios.

Together they learned how to become better students and how to should treat each other and the community. The laughter and applause from the audience demonstrated how much the elementary students enjoyed this educational experience.