Fourth Grade

  • At Farnsworth, fourth grade is a milestone. It's a year of taking responsibility for your own learning and providing leadership in the classroom.

    Also at hand for the first time - the yoke of a real flight simulator.

    We ask more and more from them each day and they do not disappoint. We challenge them to think beyond these four walls and to collaborate with each other to solve problems. They learn what it takes to become a successful student and hone the skills that will prepare them for an amazing future.

    Our fourth-grade classrooms implement strong standard based curriculum including:

    • Reader’s Workshop
    • Writer’s Workshop
    • Math
    • TCI Social Studies
    • Aerospace Science
    • Aerospace and Aviation

    The fourth-grade team engages in several aerospace activities throughout the year. Each student will research an aviator that culminates with a final writing project.  After passing ground school the students will enter the flight simulators. Extended field experience to Aviation Camp in Oshkosh, Wisconsin is also in the plan.

    Additional instruction

    • Flight Simulators
    • Music Exploration
    • Physical Education
    • Art
    • Science
    • Library (once per week, students listen to stories and check out books)
    • Enrichment Classes - 10 Day Rotation (Aerospace Science, Music and Physical Education)
    • Integrated Technology
    • 1:1 iPad implementation
    • High Potential Classes
    • Field trips


    Websites that we currently use regularly include the following:

    • Nasa -
    • IXL -
    • Newsela -
    • Schoology -
    • Raz Kids -
    • Epic -
    • Pebble Go -
    • Math Antics -
    • Cool Math Games -
    • Math Playground -

Important Dates

  • May 8 - Science & Engineering Night

    May 14-16- Oshkosh Aviation Field Trip

    May 20-22- Oshkosh Aviation Field Trip

    May 23- Field Day

    May 24- Field Day make-up

                - SPACE DAY at Farnsworth PreK-4

    May 27- Memorial Day, NO SCHOOL

    May 31 - iPad turn in

    June 7 - Last Day of School (students)