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6th graders visit 5th graders at school

The transition to sixth grade can be an anxious experience for fifth-grade students. In order to facilitate a smooth transition into Middle School, Berlin CSD begins to implement a transition plan at the end of March. Having a well-planned transition program assists students and their families to have peace of mind and providing an overview of what middle school will be like.

  1. In March, the 6th grade special education teacher attends the 5th grade annual reviews.
  2. In April, the 6th grade special education teacher attends the 5th grade 504 meetings.
  3. After a few of these meetings, when time allows, the 6th grade special education teacher can visit the 5th grade classrooms.
  4. In May or early June, the 6th grade special education teacher and some of her/his students will visit the 5th grade classrooms. The 6th grade students will host a Question & Answer session with the 5th grade students.
  5. 5th graders visit the middle schoolIn June, the 5th grade staff and students come to the middle school for a visit. They begin at the library for a Google Slide presentation. The Google Slide is created and presented by the 6th grade students. (They are given time during Resource Room to create and practice the Google Slide presentation). Next, they are taken on a scavenger hunt around the school. The 5th grade students also visit the 6th grade teachers and students in their classrooms.
  6. During the summer months, the 6th grade special education teacher writes to her future students and invites them for a summer visit to their classroom.
  7. During the summer, the W.E.B. (Where Everyone Belongs) leaders meet with the future 6th graders. The W.E.B. leaders are the future 8th grader

Resources for Students and Parents

5th to 6th Grade Transition
6th grade Parent Power Point 2019_2020
About 6th grade
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