Fourth Grade

Do the common thing in an uncommon way. 

   —Booker T. Washington

Gaining Independence

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
  • Mapmaking
  • Reading
  • Grammar
  • Zoology

Subject Classes


  • Rounds and canons

  • Reading music and working with rhythm

  • C-flute

  • Strings

Practical and Fine Arts

  • Form drawing

  • Beeswax modeling

  • Watercolor painting

  • Drama

  • Cross-stitch

  • Woodworking

Movement/Spacial Dynamics™

  • Strengthening whole body movement awareness

  • Folk Dancing

  • Eurythmy


  • Spanish:  simple grammar, reading and writing, dictations


Exposure to Norse runes

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  • Fractions

  • Prime Numbers

  • Word problems

  • Averages

  • Factoring

  • Poetry


Every student in grades 1-8

plays a musical instrument.  

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