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Fourth Grade Curriculum

 

Language Arts Curriculum

  • Literature-based approach to reading and writing
  • Novice
  • Folk tales and poetry
  • Creative writing including narrative, expository, and persuasive
  • Spelling dictation
  • Grammar/parts of speech – Grammar Workshop
  • Daily Oral Language
  • Vocabulary Workshop
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Reader’s Theater

Mathematics Curriculum

  • Place value and number sense
  • Add and subtract great numbers
  • Algebra
  • Data, graphing, and time
  • Multiplication and division facts
  • Geometry
  • Fractions and decimals
  • Measurement
  • Problem solving

Science Curriculum

            Life Science

  • Human body systems

            Earth Science

  • Patterns on Earth and in Space
  • Weather conditions
  • Water in the oceans
  • Planets and other objects in Space

            Physical Science

  • Matter and Energy
  • Physical Properties of Matter
  • Energy on the move
  • Sound
  • Electricity and Magnetism

            Science Labs

 

Social Studies Curriculum

  • States and Regions of the United States
  • The United States Today
  • Almanac
  • Maps and Timelines
  • Charts, graphs, and diagrams
  • Atlas skills
  • Salt Maps
  • Christmas Around the World

Enrichment Curriculum

            Foreign Language Curriculum (Spanish)

  • Ability to associate the spoken with written word
  • Basic grammar
  • Continuation of enrichment activities and cultural awareness

            Art

  • Continue skills in use of various media
  • Continue design details in depth
  • Extend drawing principles
  • Body proportions and facial features

            Music

  • Continuation of music curriculum
  • Formal singing opportunities through participation in the chapel choir
  • Performance opportunities include Christmas Pageant, spring musical, and square dancing

            Physical Education Curriculum

  • Cardio-conditioning
  • Lead-up skills and activities for Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball, Tennis, Field Hockey, Track, and Golf
  • Skatetime
  • Square dancing
  • Presidential Fitness Test ( fall and spring)

            Library

  • Novels, folk tales, and poetry
  • Book reviews
  • Reference skills
  • Research study

            Technology

  • Curriculum Integration
  • Basic computer skills
  • Keyboarding
  • Word Processing
  • Microsoft Computer Applications
  • Internet Exploration
  • Developmentally appropriate soft-ware in various content areas