The fifth grade teachers at Ecoff take a student centered learning approach while creating and maintaining an effective learning environment to meet the needs of all students. While embracing technological resources to teach the Chesterfield County curriculum, teachers focus on hands-on learning activities and cross-curricular instruction. Cross-curricular instruction integrates content and skills from multiple content areas into one cohesive learning experience to promote higher level thinking. Our goal is to make learning fun and keep students engaged as we prepare them for the challenges and demands of middle school. Our overall mission is to prepare our students to be successful citizens and lifelong learners in a technologically advanced and diverse society.