- Physical Science
- Solar System
- Health and Human Body
- Great Lakes
GEOGRAPHY, SOCIAL STUDIES AND Culture
As part of Daycroft’s mission, we seek to nurture respect, empathy and compassion as we develop future global citizens and leaders. To that extent, students in 3-4 have lessons in:
- Land forms
- Timeline of life
- Needs of humans
- Timelines of humans
- Ancient civilizations
- Map and globe skills
- Continents, countries and flags
- Native Americans
- U.S. History -Colonial Period
- Our Country Divided - The Civil War Period
- Westward expansion
Spanish is an academic class at Daycroft with an emphasis on listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students in 3-4 continue to build on their Spanish vocabulary and grammar while learning more about Hispanic cultures around the world.
In grade 3 and beyond, students continue to develop music reading skills, singing alone and in groups and can sing simple songs in parts.
Also, in grade 3, the ukulele is introduced! In grade 4, students begin to advance to string instrument instruction, ensemble work and music theory.
In Daycroft’s art studio, students in grades 3-4 students express their creativity in lessons that include drawing, painting, ceramics and 3D construction. They also learn about different materials, techniques and how to care for supplies.
Health and Wellness and Outdoor Education
This program offers a variety of developmentally appropriate movement activities for students. In addition to our gorgeous gymnasium and multiple-acre campus surrounded by wetlands, we give students the opportunity to develop healthy choices and sustaining lifestyle habits that promote good health and well-being. Daycroft’s garden, pond and wetlands provide many opportunities for children to explore and learn about nature while reinforcing classroom lessons in math, language arts and cultural studies.
- MSU Extension’s Rural Education Days
- Jiffy Silos
- Toledo Zoo
- Henry Ford Museum and Ford Rouge Plant
- Maple sugaring at the Metro Parks
- Project RED Saline Fairgrounds (agriculture in Michigan, Michigan products)
- Spicer’s Apple Orchard
- St. Joe’s Health Exploration Station
- U of M Kelsey Museum
*Currently dependent upon COVID-19 safety guidelines and restrictions.