Age 10

Age 10

At the age of ten, an average child has a positive approach to life. Your child may tend to be obedient, good natured, and fun. He may posses a surprising scope of interests and find TV very important and also identify with TV characters. The child is now more capable of increasing independence and is becoming more truthful and dependable. Your child’s self-concept and acceptance of others is improving. He will more likely form good personal relationships with teachers and counselors.

At ten-years-old, your child is developing communication skills and becoming more mature. You can help by encouraging him as he:

* Improves his listen and responding skills.
* Increases his problem-solving abilities.
* Begins to undergo maturational changes.
* Gains awareness of peer and adult expectations

Signs of Difficulty

Failure to do their homework and gain the added practice will cause students considerable difficulty in fifth grade. A poor understanding of the rules of grammar will be reflected in sub-par writing. Difficulties in mathematics will be compounded for those students who haven’t learned to solve word problems.

Your child will have trouble if he hasn’t learned to: Write solid sentences and paragraphs, work in groups, analyze and recall facts, give talks and share the information they’ve learned, read content area materials.

Skills Your Child Should Learn this Year

By the time they’re in fifth grade, children will need to take almost full responsibility for their homework. They will be using assignment notepads and organizing their schoolwork in a binder or notebook so it is easy to access. At the same time, they should have acquired techniques for studying their textbooks.

Your child will learn to:

* Appreciate different forms of literature
* Increase their vocabularies through the use of synonyms, antonyms, homophones, and analogies.
* Recognize and use all parts of speech.
* Use all punctuation marks appropriately.
* Follow all capitalization rules.
* Add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions and decimals.
* Recognize relationships between fractions, decimals, and percents.
* Determine the perimeter of polygons and the area of squares and rectangles.
* Use basic spelling rules.
* Understand basic United States history, geography, economics, and government.

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