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5th grade is a tough, tough year. If they aren’t comfortable, they won’t do anything. I try to make sure all singing is done through singing games. I also let kids sit next to friends when we sing. This sounds crazy, and you have to set high expectations for behavior, however when they are near their friends they will be more comfortable singing. I noticed a drastic difference in my choirs as a result of this.