Student Development Profiles

The Eight-Year-Old
Aware of real physical and intellectual growth . . . impatient to get started on new projects but …CLICK TO READ MORE.
eager to finish . . . desire to do things "my way" but still craves adult approval and support . . . communication skills improving but sometimes talks for the sake of talking . . . enjoys collecting and swapping . . . interested in dramatics . . . time and space take on meaning . . . likes groups but upholds rules . . . can understand personal relationship to God as connected to God's care for others

The Nine-Year-Old
Longer attention span offers more independence . . . wants to be accepted as responsible, yet … CLICK TO READ MORE.
recognizes need for help . . . likely to attach to role models . . . may not have sense of personal limits . . . fair play and individual rights are crucial . . . clearer thinking about right and wrong . . . curious about the unknown, but finds the past exciting . . . can build on previous knowledge . . . individual reading skills vary widely . . . teacher important as leader and opinion maker . . . moral development can be guided by Bible’s lessons . . . favors facts and people over fantasy and abstract ideas

The Ten-Year-Old
Period of pre-adolescent adjustment . . . interests beginning to widen … CLICK TO READ MORE.
may still have difficulty conceptualizing or generalizing, but memorization skills are developing . . . sense of time has evolved enough for firmly rooted study of history . . . boys and girls separating in interests and activities . . . need reinforcement of “dos and don’ts” of living in society . . . can have deep religious feelings and a close relationship to God . . . questions may begin to trouble faith . . . knows and can use many facts of Jewish history and observance

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