The transition from 5th to 6th grade is a big jump. New schools and new friends. New schedules and new responsibilities. There is a lot of “new” to take in that can be exciting and but can also be scary. There is also a lot of “old” that holds understanding and memories that comes with transitioning as well.
At Smoke Rise we’re trying to smooth the jump from 5th to 6th with our 5th Grade Ascension Group. May 15th at 5:00 PM will be our second meeting for the 5th graders and their parents to meet with Becky and Jeremy to discuss how the Children and Youth Ministries are similar and how they are different, to field questions about weekly schedules and activities, and for parents to share what they look forward to and their anxieties. Our hope is to take some of the fear out of the jump from 5th to 6th grade and the students and their parents will have a soft landing in the Youth Ministry.