Fourth grade is known for its focus on California history. The students learn about the state's ever changing story and what influences have contributed to making the state what it is today. They'll learn about its varied geography and the people who have lived within its regions. The study of California is exciting because every day trip, hike, or road you travel connects to what the students learn in school. In addition to social studies, the students will gain many new skills in math including positive and negative numbers. In language arts, students will be expected to create meaningful reports and creative works. Science is not to be forgotten as students dig deeper into the energy cycle, rock cycle, and get hands on with many materials including magnets and electricity.
Below is a brief list of Key academic skills that students are expected to have mastered by the end of fourth grade. For a complete list of the California State Standards for Education, follow this link to the California Department of Education's website.