In the fourth grade, stories come to life and imaginations soar!
Writing is of particular focus in the fourth grade. Students craft creative poems, narratives, and research reports throughout the year, allowing for the development of voice, details, and extension of thought. Fourth graders love compiling their own portfolios 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 creating electrical circuits or creating simulations representing light waves or erosion, science in fourth grade is a very active and creative subject!
Social Studies in 4th grade is all about California history! A trip to the iconic Carmel Mission, a 4th grade production of Gold Dust or Bust, and the California Geography Cookie Project are a few of the many hands-on activities that help students acquire a rich body of knowledge of our state’s history. Also, 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 different eras. History does indeed come alive in fourth grade!