What to Expect in 4th Grade
"Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these." Mark 10:14
Bible (The Gospel Project): Students participate in whole group and small group Bible instruction using The Gospel Project curriculum.
Modern History (Story of the World): Our study of history in 3rd grade begins with Victoria’s Empire and ends with the collapse of the USSR while examining Biblical connections. Students enjoy memorizing timelines, characters, and early modern history facts. Student reading selections include The Last Safe House and Number the Stars.
Language Arts (Michael Clay Thompson, Classic Literature): Students are immersed in rich, classic literature to practice fluency and comprehension skills. A favorite is Prince Caspian. They receive explicit instruction in correct paragraph construction, grammar, and poetry. Students practice four-level sentence analysis and examine Latin root word parts and their meanings.
Science (Elemental Science): Students learn about our Creator and His creation through Physics. At least once a week, the teacher plans a hands-on investigation or experiment. Students enjoy building robots, working with K’Nex and reading about Christian scientists who have influenced today’s world.
Math (Saxon): Addition, place value and other skills are reviewed, as well as new concepts such as fractions, decimals, Roman Numerals and working with triple-digit numbers.
Fourth grade students have the opportunity to participate in specials (Art and PE).
Fourth grade students receive 30 minutes of vocabulary Latin instruction twice a week. Vocabulary is learned through music, chants, flash cards, and more.
Classroom and family come together for "Grandparents Day", "Muffins with Mom" and "Donuts with Dad." Students enjoy a Thanksgiving Feast, Christmas Around the World, Valentines celebration, and an Egg Hunt. At Christmas time, each class will perform a song while the end of the year is reserved for "Night of the Stars", a fine arts talent and arts celebration.
Fourth grade students celebrate the "World War II Day" and love putting on an Invention Convention!
Students enjoy playing together outside during recess for 30 minutes each day.