Third & Fourth

Welcome to 3rd and 4th grade, 

Below you will find a small piece to what the big picture is here at Idaho Arts Charter School! 

Reading and Writing - We love having students understand what it means to love writing and reading. English Language Arts (ELA) compiles: reading to understand using the Restate, Answer, Cite, and Explain (R.A.C.E) and the characteristics of an opinion, narrative, and research piece.  

Math- Instruction consists of a curriculum from the Developing Mathematical Thinking Institute. DMTI is a conceptual based math program that teaches students deep thinking and problem solving skills. We also use i-Ready's common assessments and intervention lessons to help build and grasp skills. 

Storyline - Our Storyline approach is used with all of our Focused Investigations that we teach each year. Storyline is used for teaching social studies, science and ELA. Our students are the owner of their learning, as the teacher facilitates key questions and promotes imaginative problem solving. Characters are created and the setting is developed with a large frieze that is hung in the classroom. Collaboration is a must as they come together to make this large painted paper collage to create a setting for our learning. With the integration of visual art, drama, music and dance, we are able to create culminating events that are sure to leave lasting memories. Storyline is used to enhance student interest in all subjects. For both grades students will complete two to three storyline pieces. 


Our team believes in character building with each individual student and creating an overall atmosphere of respect! Accepting each child for who they are builds trust that is necessary for a learning partnership with our students. Strong communication and support between home and school is also necessary for student success. We look forward to journeying through the year with you!