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Re: 5th Grade Beginner Band
I had 5th graders off and on for several years in different schools. I had no problems to speak of. 5th grade goes slower than 6th. I know you don't judge success by the number of books you finish - but, still, my 6th could work through 2 books while the 5th made it through 1 book. In my last school, my increase in numbers came from going down into the 5th grade. Then, 6th had an extra year to develop before being shoved into ballgames and contests. Yes, it took a few years before the improvement could be seen. Creating your own 5th grade solo/ens contest can be fun.
When the numbers were up and the program established, I moved to eliminate 5th and took 8th out of H.S. Old 2A moving into 3A.