Fourth Grade

Emotional Self-awareness

For your fourth-grader, the year ahead promises a new level of emotional self-awareness. Your child will become more independent, recognizing the separation between themselves and the surrounding world. You may notice a corresponding evolution in your child’s thought process as reasoning becomes more objective. Our fourth-grade curriculum is designed to support this new level of maturity.

For example, we study Norse myths, as they are particularly strong at imparting the gifts, and the risks, of free will. And we combine history with geography, to give your child a sense of the interrelated nature of space, time, culture, and the individual.


Fourth Grade Teacher Rosie Cole

Third Grade Teacher Rosie Cole

Rosie Cole

Fourth Grade Teacher

Rosie first joined City of Lakes Waldorf School in 1993 and co-founded our Circus Arts Program. She studied at Evergreen State College and is completing her Waldorf certification at Rudolf Steiner Centre. She studied Waldorf movement education with Edmund Knighton, Waldorf Education at Rudolf Steiner College, and has attended Waldorf education classes with Helen LubinLeo Klein, Elena Baba and Dennis Klocek. Her circus, theater, mime, clowning and movement experience includes American Ballet TheaterBond Street Theater CoalitionAlvin Ailey and Theatre of Fools. She has performed at The Fringe Festival, Guthrie Theater and Disneyland, among many others. She won the Minnesota Independent School Forum’s Story Award in 2012 for her extraordinary work at City of Lakes Waldorf School.

Your fourth grader will learn:

Language Arts: grammar, punctuation, the nine parts of speech, the four sentence structures and composition, independent reading, discussion, speech and drama

Literature: Norse myths and Native American tales

Mathematics: long division and fractions, including adding, subtracting, multiplying and reducing mixed numbers and prime numbers.

Science: Zoology

Geography: Cartography

History: Minnesota history

Spanish: formal grammar, gender, irregular verbs and personal pronouns, spelling practice, poems, tongue twisters and songs

Physical Education: gymnastics, double dutch, hula hoops, dribbling balls, clapping, chase games and creating original games, folk dances

Handwork: cross stitch embroidery and woodworking

Art: watercolor and acrylic painting, geometric and form drawing and clay modeling

Music: recorder, singing and string ensemble


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