In fifth grade, students learn explicit skills in organization and time management, which foster success in this journey. Because of their now solid background knowledge, students are given a greater opportunity to explore and examine subject matter, allowing them a greater sense of freedom and responsibility. They are ready and able to synthesize information. They are encouraged to discover and embrace their unique learning styles and work with their strengths in mind. Long-term projects are formulated to encourage students to take ownership of their learning, positioning them to solve problems as they arise.