Fourth grade changes the box at Island Prep
In Fourth grade our students focus on the power of change. Through various methods, students will explore the power of change through Florida History, Mathematics, Reading, Science, Technology, Writing and Presentation. Students are also empowered to think about how changes,even the smallest ones, affect the world around them. We encourage our students to “be the change” they want to see in the world to make a difference for their future.
Our Fourth grade class also has a strong focus on writing, in which students learn to write from different perspectives, different writing strategies, and creating themes to create divergent writing samples.
Each student sets personal and academic goals for themselves and hold themselves accountable for their own growth and academic gains giving them a strong sense of self-reliance and responsibility.
Our students also build leadership and mentoring skills working with the younger students, through the “Buddy Program”. This is a tremendous confidence builder, and reinforces learning by allowing the older students expand their own vision of themselves.
Our Enrichment Program takes a thematic approach to the arts, sciences, technology, music, and much more. In a given week students will be found studying Vikings, their culture, the geography and environment of the Scandinavian region, the music they played, the artistry in their carved ships. Another week may be the study of Peruvian tribes that live on islands made of reeds, students gathered cutting from the school grounds and made a science lesson to discover which plants would float the best when woven together.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION (PE) THAT INCORPORATES
- Hand-Eye Coordination
- Cardiovascular health
- Team sports
Natural and Environmental Features
- Paperless Tuition Payment and Newsletters
- Greenguard Certified Classroom Equipment
- Outdoor Classroom and Garden
- Eco-friendly Cleaning Products (no harsh chemicals)
- Shoe-Free Environment