Fourth Grade

 

Weekly Fourth Grade Newsletter

 

Fourth Grade Curriculum Overview

Bible – Building Life Castles (Positive Action for Christ)

  • Geographical study of the Holy Land
  • Christ’s teachings about salvation
  • Making choices based on Scripture
  • Old and New Testament prophesy fulfillment
  • Identifying the Holy Spirit in Scripture
  • Paul’s missionary journeys
  • Christ’s miracles
  • Applying Scripture to life
  • Paul, the man

Reading/Language Arts – Reading Street (Scott Foresman 2007)

  • Compare/contrast literary structures
  • Identify literary elements of style
  • Alter predictions based on evidence
  • Present interpretations of literature
  • Use of the Thesaurus
  • Use listening skills to identify main idea & supporting details
  • Make oral presentation with or without notes
  • Selecting material for information or pleasure
  • Compare/contrast one author’s works
  • Fact and opinion

Writing

  • Use webbing, listing, clustering in prewriting
  • Make connections between prior knowledge and new information
  • Use of reference material in the library
  • Gather information from various sources
  • Use narrative, expository, and poetic structure in creative writing
  • Use conferencing for editing, revision, and clarity
  • Learning the writing process

Math – Mathematics (Houghton-Mifflin 2002)

  • Meaning of place value to nine digits
  • Division by a two digit divisor
  • Multiplication by two-digit multiplier
  • Accurate and estimated measurement
  • Interpret and organize data on graph, chart, or table
  • Rounding to estimate value, distance, quantity
  • Math operations involving regrouping of whole numbers, decimals, money
  • Proper, improper, and equivalent fractions, reducing to lowest terms, mixed numbers
  • Calculating area, perimeter and volume of common sold and plane figures
  • Writing algebraic expressions

Science and Health – Science (Harcourt 2007)

  • Human digestive system functions and process
  • Identify stages of a forest
  • Differentiate between types of rocks
  • Arrangement of particles in solids, liquids, gases
  • Predict outcome from observations
  • Identify parts of a plant
  • Classify vertebrates
  • Discuss effects of weather on land
  • Problem solving by scientific method
  • Identify parts of ecosystem
  • Identify traits of animals
  • Methods of heat transfer
  • Using five senses

Social Studies – Social Studies – Ohio – Gold Edition (Pearson, Scott Foresman 2008)

  • Effects of conservation of resources
  • Election process
  • Read and use time zone maps
  • Contributions of cultural groups
  • Map skills to locate rivers, cities, relative locations
  • Relationships between jobs and natural resources in history
  • Cardinal and intermediate directions on globe or map
  • Identify political and trade relationships between nations
  • Contributions of missionaries
  • Power under the Constitution
  • Conflict resolution in groups
  • Responsibilities of an individual to a group
  • Changes in state laws over time
  • Pluralism in American society
  • Ohio history
  • Differentiate between urban/rural areas
  • Read, interpret, and create timelines
  • Give and follow directions
  • Decision making by finding central issues
  • Contributions of inventors
  • Industrial Revolution

Music

  • Upbeat, downbeat, offbeat
  • Melodic patterns and phrases
  • Time Signature/Key Signature
  • Descants/Counter-melodies
  • Sequence and direction
  • Optional wind instrument instruction
  • Adding harmony parts
  • Performing choir optional
  • Contour of melody
  • Syncopation
  • Introduction and Coda

Fourth Grade Band (Beginning Band) – Essential Elements 2000-Book 1 (Hal Leonard Corporation 1999)

  • This class is designed to introduce students to instrumental music and to work together as a group towards a common goal.
  • Through the learning of instruments, the students will take their musical skills and knowledge to a higher level.
  • Students will meet twice a week after school, once for sectional rehearsal and once for a full band rehearsal.

Physical Education – Dynamic Physical Education for School Children (Allyn & Bacon 1995)

  • Team sport skill development
  • Lead-up games to team sports activities
  • Individual sport skills
  • Line and circle folk dance rhythms
  • Individual and partner rope jumping
  • Relay activities
  • Physical fitness activities and testing
  • Stunts and tumbling skills
  • Playground games
  • Rules and safety instruction
  • Biblical perspective development

Art

  • Color wheel facts
  • Elements of art
  • One-point perspective
  • Portrait drawing
  • Repetition in art composition
  • Watercolor techniques
  • Poster art & lettering style
  • Primary, secondary & intermediate colors
  • Creativity with paper mache
  • Drawing with pencils, markers
  • Volume and form in composition
  • Introduction to famous artists

Computer

  • Once weekly
  • The Fourth Grade uses Global Academics curriculum to produce a cross curricular project each quarter.

Library

  • Once weekly