Grade Four

he “hero” emerges through literature at an age when miraculous feats capture children’s attention. At the same time, the human qualities, the emotions, and life’s struggles and confrontations are emphasized.

Language Arts – Grammar composition, writing, Norse mythology and studies of heroes are emphasized along with narrations of children’s own experience. Foreign language studies are continued.

Mathematics – Complicated form drawing is introduced, along with fractions, wholes and parts, and decimal divisions of numbers. Students’ knowledge of basic mathematical rules and concepts is explored and enhanced.

Art – Stringed instruments are introduced, and at this age singing in rounds and harmony are emphasized to demonstrate a child’s developing individuality and ability to hold her own within a group of others.

Science – Comparative studies of human beings and animals, and continued honing of observation skills produce very important lessons at this age.