The 4th Grade on a class trip to learn about the Chesapeake Bay.

Note: Each class teacher approaches this general curriculum guide with the freedom to shift and cater it to the particular group of students he or she is teaching. 

History

Local and regional history of Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC

English and Grammar

Composition; letter writing; grammar; research; animal reports

Literature

Norse sagas; and poetry; Native American stories; Kalevala; poetry. 

Library

Animal research projects

Mathematics

Fractions; factoring continued; geometry; complex four-part symmetry; Celtic knots 

Geography and Sciences

Animal studies; local geography (Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC) 

Spanish

Conversation; grammar; reading; writing short compositions

Art

Colored pencil drawing; pastels; animal drawings; woven form drawing (Celtic knots); maps; watercolor painting

Music and Performing Arts

Violin or cello; C-flutes; reading and musical notation; part singing; class play

Handwork

Cross-stitching

Woodwork

Carving; hand whittling

Eurythmy

Crossing forms in the space; concentration and rod exercises

Movement Education

Circus arts; games; rhythmic exercises