The fourth-grade students set an example for younger students, in their intellectual pursuits as well as in social interactions. They regularly apply diverse perspectives, knowledge, and skills to a variety of contexts, demonstrating understanding while developing new ways of thinking. Students are encouraged to explore their personal passions as they develop grade-level appropriate skills. Fourth graders often work in peer groups, tackle multi-step projects, and share their learning with the community. This helps them to be prepared for success in middle school and beyond.