Fourth Graders

Fourth Graders

… enjoy being given responsibility, but still require guidance and direction to keep on track
… need sets of guidelines and rules to follow
… enjoy learning new information and facts, but may not reflect deeply on them
… are generally able to read to learn, having passed the learning-to-read stage
… learn best by starting with concrete experiences
… place great emphasis on peer relationships
… like being and doing things with friends
… need to belong to a group, particularly an understanding family group
… often play to the point of exhaustion
… are becoming quite skillful in motor performance
… have fine motor skills that vary greatly with the individual
… have a heightened sense of right and wrong based on fairness
… are beginning to be able to understand and apply the message in a story
… strive to incorporate good works into daily living

4th Grade Curriculum Guide for Parents