This is my 5th year to teach 5th grade and I really try to prepare them for 6th grade. For example, I don't like giving homework but out middle school gives a lot so I give it so that it isn't a shock when they get to 6th grade. Also, I really try to teach them to be more independent so that they aren't lost when they are thrown into middle school. There are many other things that I try to do, but I was wondering what are some things that you would like for your middle school kids to be more prepared in. It can be academic, discipline, etc * This isn't a vent/gripe session of frustrations that your 5th grade teachers didn't teach or do right. I know I personally send my kids VERY prepared to middle school. I just would like some more ways that I can help that can better prepare my kids.