As a child moves from third to fourth grade, the expectation for personal responsibility and academic growth continues to expand. The children will be thinking critically, learning to communicate effectively, solving problems, collaborating with others and doing science investigations daily.
The children will continue to thrive in a small class, no more than 21 students where they get the personalized instruction they deserve. It is important to keep the classes small at this step in a child’s academic career because the curriculum gets much more challenging.
The best part of fourth grade for many children is learning about their state. We are very fortunate to be so close to the capital of California, Sacramento. Fourth graders go on many field trips: Sutter’s Fort, Black Chasm Caverns, the State Capital, Old Sacramento underground Tour, and Coloma Gold Panning. Field trips make their studies come to life.