In 4th grade, we promote engaging and hands-on learning experiences. We read class novels each trimester, beginning with Mathilda, then Harry Potter, and last is Esperanza Rising. We pair each novel up with an interactive notebook and discussions. Students are encouraged to think about the messages and how they relate to their own lives. Social Studies is centered around the history of California. The 4th graders do research, projects and go on field trips to Mission San Jose, Downtown Sacramento, and California State Capital. They continue to build their skills in math especially in geometry and fractions. We visit Oracle Park in San Francisco where they discover that geometry is used in baseball and the entire world. The students get a better understanding of the bible. We read stories about Jesus and learn to follow His ways.