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.