Do the common thing in an uncommon way.
—Booker T. Washington
Fourth grade signals the end of early childhood, and the dawning of a developmental stage of great independence and awakening to their place in the world. Curriculum is designed to fill the fourth grader’s mind with rich, vibrant stories of strength and bravery from Norse mythology, local and world geography, the study of animals in zoology, and in arithmetic, fractions. A comparative sense of self and confidence are hallmarks of this age. As with all grades in the Waldorf curriculum, the Subjects scaffold the Main Lesson for an all-encompassing approach to learning.
Main Lesson Block
- Tennessee history
- Norse mythology
- Tennessee geography
Rounds and canons
Reading music and working with rhythm
Practical and Fine Arts
Strengthening whole body movement awareness
- Spanish: simple grammar, reading and writing, dictations
Exposure to Norse runes
Download the comprehensive Fourth Grade Curriculum.