Your fourth-grader is learning to apply more abstract thinking and problem-solving skills in both academic and personal environments.
Fourth-graders have learned the basics and now they are ready and eager to apply what they know to their own lives. Fourth-graders are learning how to make responsible decisions and also learn how less-responsible decisions impact themselves and those around them.
Coupled with this are an increased awareness and desire for increased responsibilities. Personal interests tend to appear during this time. Greenleaf's fourth-grade teachers enjoy helping their students explore their individuality in a safe and encouraging learning environment.