The curriculum for 4th-grade elementary students in California includes a lot of learning about our great golden state’s history, geography, politics, and more. Yavneh takes it one step further, as always, by integrating the curriculum with all subjects and creating many opportunities to learn deeper, like Kitah Dalet’s recent journey to environmental science camp at Nature Bridge in Sausalito.
4th-graders dug deeper into California…
🦎 Native animals
🌼 Flora & fauna
🪖 Military history
🔦 Night hike
🥾 Solo hike
🦴 Hands-on “Skulls and Skins” lab
🌊 Hands-on marine lab
🔥 Class bonfire fun
😋 Yummy meals
& so much more!
What the kids are saying:
Akiva — “I went down on the solo hike and being alone felt, well, AMAZING! The freedom was amazing.”
Solly — “I learned a lot of things on the hikes at NatureBridges. My knowledge expanded on the Bay Area.”
Riley — “It was very special to see Jupiter and Venus so close to each other. The night hike was incredible, and I greatly enjoyed it!”
Lyla — “I already miss Nature Bridge and want to go back!”
Other 4th-grade educational journeys this year include a day trip to The Tech Interactive to further explore their STEAM and Social Studies units on electricity and renewable energy as well as a trip to Sacramento at the end of the year. In Sacramento, they will tour the state capitol building, explore an indigenous people’s museum, and pan for gold in a gold rush experience!
Kol HaKavod to all the teachers, staff, kiddos, and parents who helped make this trip and all of the educational trips throughout the year possible. What a journey!!