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Fourth Grade

Teaching staff
Anne Cardoso, 617.349.6530 x1201              
Lucy Alekseyev, 617.349.6530 x1211
                       
Course Objectives
To provide a safe and nurturing educational environment in which students will challenge themselves and take appropriate risks in their learning. To encourage discovery, and the pursuit of academic excellence through a demanding, student-centered, and integrated curriculum. To develop a life-long love of learning.

Instructional Methods
grade4.jpgRespect for diversity in students’ learning styles forms the cornerstone of our teaching. Curricula will be delivered through class discussion, cooperative learning groups, experiential/hands-on work, independent research, and lecture/modeling.

Grading
Class/group participation; homework; projects; portfolio assessment; quizzes and tests; and conference notes

Activities
MIT electrical quizboard project at Edgerton Lab. Possible visits to Museum of Science and Harvard Museums. Other trips as opportunities arise.

Summary
The home/school/community partnership is an important part of the fourth grade experience. Together we will help students to reach their full potential.