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Grades 3-4

Math

  • In the 3-4 classrooms, we strive to move students from the concrete or material driven model to the abstract or mental math concept.
  • Students begin in third grade with the Montessori materials or other educational resources to supplement the program. 
  • Math is taught through small group instruction and individual attention is given when needed. 
  • In fourth grade, math is taught using the MacMillan-McGraw-Hill math program. 
  • Montessori materials supplement the series as students advance towards abstract concepts.

science

  • Fossils                                                     
  • Oceans
  • Physical Science
  • Botany
  • Solar System
  • Health and Human Body
  • Ecosystems
  • Zoology
  • Great Lakes
  • Weather

Culture

  • Land Forms
  • Timeline of Life
  • Needs of Humans
  • Timelines of Humans
  • Ancient Civilizations
  • Map and Globe Skills
  • Continents, Countries, and Flags
  • Native Americans
  • Michigan
  • U.S. History -  Colonial Period
  • Our Country Divided - The Civil War Period
  • Westward Expansion
  • Immigration
  • Inventions

Additional Curriculum strands and special programs Strands

  • Fossils                                                    
  • Oceans
  • Physical Science
  • Botany
  • Solar System
  • Health and Human Body
  • Ecosystems
  • Zoology
  • Great Lakes
  • Weather

field trips*

  • MSU Extension’s Rural Education Days
  • Jiffy Silos
  • Toledo Zoo
  • Henry Ford Museum & Ford Rouge Plant
  • Metro Parks – maple sugaring
  • Project RED Saline Fairgrounds (agriculture in Michigan, Michigan products)
  • Spicer’s Apple Orchard
  • St. Joe’s Health Exploration Station
  • U of M Kelsey Museum

*Field trips and speakers can vary and are tied in with current curriculum being studied