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Fourth Grade

Goals and Expectations
At the Morse School, our fourth graders are immersed in a rich curriculum. Fourth grade is a transitional year for building independence, habits of study, and metacognition about social-emotional growth. Students consider and make decisions about kindness, fairness, and making choices that prioritize learning. Each grade at the Morse School also includes a Basic Academics/Services classroom for students who have moderate to severe disabilities across various domains. Students are included with their general education peers to the maximum amount possible as deemed appropriate by the IEP team.

Class Activities and Special Programs
Some classroom activities and special programs include:

  • Field trips to all or some of the following:
  • Hale Reservation Education & Adventure Team Building Program
  • Boda Borg
  • Museum of Science
  • Lowell Mills
  • MIT Lemelson and/or MIT Sea Grant
  • MIT Edgerton Center
  • Maynard Ecology Center
  • Harvard Museum of Natural History

A potential overnight field trip to one of the following:

  • Nature’s Classroom, Thompson’s Island (Boston Harbor Islands)
  • Farm School (Athol, MA)
  • Alton Jones Environmental Education Center (University of Rhode Island, West Greenwich, RI)
  • Author’s breakfasts
  • “Learn to Swim Program” (autumn) and “Cycle Kids Bicycling Program” (spring)