Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 3430 The upper elementary grades prepare students for their first major school transition - the transition to middle school or junior high. The move to middle school involves both academic and social changes. It’s important for your child to be ready for the challenges and opportunities this move will present. The best way to prepare your child for middle school is to work with and support your child in the upper elementary grades. Help your child develop good study habits, and make sure that your child’s academic skills are appropriate for his/her grade level. Also, provide a stable home environment, and let your child know that you are there to help in every way possible. With your support and guidance, your child is sure to find success, not only in elementary school, but in middle school, high school, and beyond. “If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be enthusiasm.” Bruce Barton, author Looking Ahead to Middle School