Do you believe having the students do arts and crafts in fourth grade is appropriate or not exactly what they need at ages 9-11? The only time I really do it is for Christmas, but I know there are teachers who do it more often. Sometimes I have the students sketch out diagrams, build models, and put together other things artistically, yet it's all academically-based. We have a class cooking show in October that is NOT academically-based, but... mmmmmmmm Oh, it links to math and science. True. If you do it more often, how do you incorporate it in your curriculum? And for what?