Welcome to your new adventure of Fourth Grade learning. Together students, parents and teachers will share, question, wonder and grow!
Fourth Grade is a fun and exciting year. Students learn many new skills and concepts. Fourth graders read a lot of non fiction, write interesting essays, make scientific discoveries and deeply explore spirituality. This is a year of academic, emotional and social growth. It is exciting that our school theme this year is “Be Kind”. This theme will greatly benefit the students in their development in all areas of life!
A few reason why kindness is important for kids to learn and practice at school and home
Kindness is a path to feeling good about yourself, others, and the world around you. As Mr. Rogers taught us, when a child does a kind act they discover something special about themselves. Science has shown that acts of kindness, big or small, make the giver, and even lucky bystanders, happier. When we teach a child how to do a kind act, we are giving them a powerful tool both for personal well-being and to make a measurable impact on the world around them. – Kindlab (where kindness meets science)
It’s proven that kindness and giving act like a natural anti-depressant because they release serotonin in the brain. Serotonin plays an important part in learning, memory, mood, sleep, health and digestion. It provides children (and adults) with a heightened sense of well-being, increases energy and gives wonderful feelings of positivity and self worth. – Ripple kindness project
Kind words are like honey— they cheer you up and make you feel strong. -Proverbs 16:24