Programs - Grades
4th graders are becoming more confident and sometimes seem larger than life, filled with both burning questions and profound realizations. The study of Norse mythology, with its brave, boisterous, mischievous and fallible gods & goddesses truly speaks to this age-group. Geography is introduced to support the student’s expanding sense of their neighborhood and world. It begins in their own classroom, fanning outward to encompass the school property, the student’s route from home-to-school, the local community and our region. Knowledge of geography is extended each year through 8th grade until students have been all around the globe! In mathematics, the four basic operations and measurements continue with greater complexity and fractions are introduced. The 4th grader’s increasing sense of objectivity is fed through more independent work, and the study of the animal kingdom and its relationship to the human being in science. In language arts, grammar is studied through parts of speech, verb tenses and continued study of punctuation.
To peruse some of the major themes of River Valley’s grade school curriculum at each grade level, please see below:1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Specialty classes