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National Fourth Graders Day

Fourth graders, celebrate National Fourth Graders Day and show off your achievements with friends and family!
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It's time to celebrate National Fourth Graders Day, which takes place on the second Monday in January! This day was created to honor and recognize fourth graders for their hard work and dedication, not only during the school year but throughout their entire academic journey. It's also a great chance to show appreciation for all the teachers and administrators who have helped them along the way. So go ahead and share your love and encouragement with those special fourth graders in your life – they deserve all the recognition they can get!

History of National Fourth Graders Day

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<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1788</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Beginning of Grade Levels</div><div class='timeline-text'>The establishment of grade levels began during the mid-to-late 18th century in the United States, allowing for the creation of the 'fourth grade' level.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1930</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Standardized Teaching</div><div class='timeline-text'>By the 1930s, curriculums had been standardized nationwide, with fourth graders expected to learn specific subject matter.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1965</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Elementary and Secondary Education Act</div><div class='timeline-text'>The passing of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act in 1965 put a stronger focus on funding and support for students, thus enhancing the importance of each grade level, including fourth grade.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1990</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Focus on STEM Education</div><div class='timeline-text'>The focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) subjects started gaining momentum in classrooms across the U.S, influencing the curriculum of fourth graders.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2002</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>No Child Left Behind Act</div><div class='timeline-text'>The No Child Left Behind Act highlighted the importance of standardized testing in grades 3-8, reinforcing the critical academic junction point that fourth grade often represents.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2016</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Inception of Fourth Graders Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first recognized National Fourth Graders Day celebrated to honor the hard work and dedication of fourth-graders nationwide.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Fourth Graders Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Go to a movie</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take the fourth graders to the movies.  This is a great way to celebrate.  Choose a movie that everyone will enjoy and have a great time.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Throw a party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>A party is always a great way to celebrate.  Invite friends and family over and throw a fun celebration complete with decorations, games, food and drinks.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Go on an outing</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Organize an outing for the fourth graders.  Take them to a park, museum, or other place of interest for some time away from the classroom.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a talent show</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Put together a talent show for the fourth graders and let them show off their skills.  Singing, dancing, and acting are all great ideas.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Organize a scavenger hunt</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Set up a scavenger hunt in the local area.  Divide the fourth graders into teams and give them clues to follow as they search for items or complete tasks.</p></div></div>

Why National Fourth Graders Day is Important

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Fourth graders are learning important social and academic skills</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Fourth grade is an important stage in a child's educational development. They are learning to make friends and work in teams, as well as developing critical thinking, problem solving, and writing skills that will help them for the rest of their lives. Celebrating this day gives us a chance to recognize the hard work of these students!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Fourth graders need support</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>The transition from elementary school to middle school can be challenging. At this age, fourth graders tend to struggle with feeling isolated and not fitting in. By recognizing National Fourth Graders Day, we show our support for these hardworking young adults and their accomplishments!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Fourth graders have an important role in our future</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>From developing innovative solutions to dealing with complex problems, fourth graders will play an essential role in shaping the future of our world. By celebrating National Fourth Graders Day each year, we acknowledge the success these youngsters have achieved and the great things they will continue to do for generations to come!</p></div></div>

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