5th grade is the pinnacle year at Johnson, and students have many opportunities to grow as they prepare for middle school. Having one’s own locker and switching classes is just part of the experience.
Eco Week at Covenant Heights in Estes Park is one of the highlights of the year. We prepare for it with a field trip to Bobcat Ridge Natural Area. Some other highlights of the year include the Famous American project where the students research and portray an important person from America’s history. Science fair is an expectation for the 5th graders in the spring. In addition, we conduct a mock trial after the completion of our study of early American history and the Constitution.
In 5th grade, students have multiple extracurricular opportunities including student leadership (student council) and choir. Students end the year with many exciting activities including a promotion ceremony.