Fourth grade children are starting to compare their abilities with their peers so it’s important to choose lessons that all children can master. Directed drawing helps develop the drawing skills of younger children and now in fourth grade, children prefer to use their knowledge of lines and shapes to create their own compositions.
Reading books to this age group is starting to be less popular although they still enjoy the books. Using a document camera to project the book onto a white board allows the children to sit in their own seats (and feel a bit more grown up!)
- Fourth graders are starting to mix watercolors from trays well.
- Are interested in taking more time with their art projects.
- Interested in imagination or fantasy drawings like castles and maps.
- Can draw a realistic face with good proportions.
- Can apply shading techniques with pastel, paints and colored pencil.