The third grade curriculum speaks to the consciousness of the child who is turning nine. As this age, the child becomes more self-aware, and there can be a new sense of distance from the joys of early childhood.
Fourth grade marks a clear change in the work the students do and what is expected of them. The habits and skills that have been developed are now put to use in tackling new and varied subjects.
In fifth grade, children begin to observe and become curious about what is coming in their teen years. Some are beginning to experience these changes in themselves. It is a time for reflection, solidifying foundations, and exploration.
Sixth grade students are often interested in establishing structure and order, and in finding lawful relationships. Lessons are aligned with these interests as well as the development of academic organization, multitasking, and artistic expressions of academic learning.
In seventh grade, children are transitioning from a feeling-based curriculum to thinking-based learning and higher academics. Through this transition, they become full and active participants and discover their creative voices.