Fourth grade is a transitional year for students in that they are charged with greater independence and responsibility in a more academically advanced setting. With an increase in teachers and expectations, students are learning to strengthen their ability to self-monitor their progress and prioritize their workload. This is a skill that they will continue to strengthen for the next few years, and will be vital to their academic success throughout their educational career.
Dedicated math, Hebrew and science teachers help to strengthen our students' skills through collaboration and enrichment opportunities. To ensure your child learns the art of organization and independence with their homework, completion of projects, and participation in school, our teachers strive to provide thorough and clear guidance and support, along with continuous parent communication. The result is a mature, responsible student able to meet the expectations of higher level education and express themselves in multiple modalities.
The fourth grade student embarks on their first serious research paper while learning about the deep history, geography and culture of California. With this project students learn how to research facts using a variety of references, organize and gather important information, and formulate what they have learned into paragraphs. They discover the world of literature analysis as they move beyond the surface of what they are reading. In math, they are moving toward more complex concepts such as fractions and ratios. In addition, each students' Chumash skills are honed and perfected so that they are ready to learn independently. Our teachers' foster love and respect for Torah, along with the ability to understand its relevance to us today.
Major milestones/events of Fourth Grade:
- California report and Sacramento field trip
- Student Website Development
- Siyum Breishit
For a complete list of the year's benchmarks, click on this link: Fourth Grade Benchmarks