3rd & 4th Grade Curriculum

Building Blocks: Social & Emotional Awareness

Children in the 3rd and 4th grade are becoming more self conscious and aware of others. They are aware of their performance and personal recognition associated with academics and sports. It is this age range where children begin to make social connections and develop close friends. With these changes comes development of feelings, intimacy, and the ability to resolve conflict with others.

The Growing Into Life: One Degree at a Time curriculum for 3rd and 4th graders takes children on a journey of self-discovery and development in many areas of social and emotional learning. Each area has been designed to engage the student through lessons, story telling and age appropriate activities. Curriculum content targets the following areas of social emotional development of the 3rd and 4th grader:

  • Identifying family culture and heritage
  • Understanding and recognizing self
  • Personal recognition and acceptance
  • Self care through movement and wellness
  • Mental and emotional awareness
  • Caring about others
  • Importance of clear communication
  • Listening as communication
  • Friendships
  • Family
  • Gratitude and forgiveness
  • Technology and development of social connections
  • Safety
  • Tolerance

This curriculum:

  • Is designed to be led by a teacher
  • Bridges to the 5th and 6th grade curriculum
  • Includes a student handbook with weekly lessons, activities, and 9 lively characters and a friendly mascot named ‘Sketch’
  • Is delivered throughout the entire academic year
  • Augments core academic subjects
  • Aligned to English-Language Arts academic standards

To view excerpts from the student handbook, click on the links below: