Developmentally, fourth graders are beginning to discover their own areas of knowledge and leadership. In language arts, they find that they can write persuasive, well-sourced essays. In math, they find that they have multiple strategies to tackle tough problems, and can help and lean on their peers.
They discover that they have informed opinions about things, and use their knowledge of ecosystems and human impact on the environment to create public-awareness campaigns about ecological issues. They study religions of the world and collaborate in teams to design interfaith centers that serve diverse needs.
And they are ready to stretch their horizons, and strike up pen-pal relationships with a sister school in Kenya that gets them thinking deeply about their own lives and standard of living.Inquire