In the fourth grade, stories come to life and imaginations soar.
Writing is of particular focus in the fourth grade. Students craft research reports, creative stories, and narratives throughout the year, allowing for the development of voice, details, and extension of thought. Fourth graders love compiling their own portfolio at the culmination of the school year to demonstrate their personal growth in writing.
Science challenges students to use their critical thinking and communication skills. And, whether they are engineering inventions after researching animal and plant structures or creating their own Rube-Goldberg Machines, science in fourth grade is a very active and creative subject!
During this California Mission Year, each student picks a mission, conducts research, and produces a creative presentation representing their California historic mission. We have seen models, photo & cookbooks, paintings, films, and all kinds of creative takes on their research. These creative projects are then presented at an Open House.
Through an imaginative program called Walk through California, students go back in time for a day to experience the sights and sounds of California’s history. History does indeed come alive in fourth grade!