Last week, fourth graders launched their new social studies unit—an in-depth study of the geography, history, civics and stories of Central Park.
In fourth grade at CGPS, students emerge as Grammar School leaders as they build independence and communication skills.
As the oldest students in the division, fourth graders act as ambassadors, sharing news about community events and grade-wide projects.
In class, deeper discussions become a significant part of the curriculum. At this age, students are naturally passionate about social justice. They also love word play, descriptive language and expanding their vocabularies. In December, a unit of study combining music, performance skills and grammar rules culminates in all fourth graders performing the musical Pirates from Grammar Island.