Decision making, problem solving, personal responsibility, critical thinking, and purposeful learning, characterize the fourth grade. Fourth grade requires more independent study and is more intellectually demanding than the previous year. The ability to function effectively in a group while gaining confidence, self-discipline, and responsibility is developed. Focus on content areas continues to increase, building on the firm foundation of the previous years of learning.
Alabama history is the focal point of the social studies curriculum with a wealth of opportunities to experience history through museums, historic sites, guest speakers, and activities. Students continue to select and experience literature for both pleasure and information. Correct grammar usage and language mechanics, along with developing composition and reference skills, are focal points of language arts. Reasoning and problem solving develop as students expand and apply mathematical skills and scientific knowledge through cooperative learning, directed instruction, and hands-on activities. A variety of projects, programs, and technology are used to enrich the curriculum and create an environment which enhances the classroom experience.