Fourth grade is an exciting year. We allow exciting novel studies to take us away during Literacy at least once a week. We use journal writing as a means by which to work on our writing skills in different genres and hone our basic writing and skills in preparation for the fourth grade Diocesan Writing Test. We create original 3-D masterpieces for Science, Social Studies, and book projects in Literacy. We continue using the Saxon program in Math and learn long division and many new and complex algorithms. Our Social Studies curriculum is based upon North Carolina History and we study the state's earliest inhabitants, through European civilization, the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, and into the 20th century. We also spend the year discovering fascinating science facts and experiments for the monumental display of knowledge during the school-wide Science Days in the spring.