4th Grade Academic Overview
Fourth grade is primarily a self-contained classroom program. Daily classroom studies include: math, reading, grammar, writing, spelling, science, social studies and Bible. In addition, students also meet with enrichment teachers in the following subjects each week: computer (one 45-minute period), P.E. (two 50-minute periods), library (one 30-minute period), and a fine arts elective (one 60-minute period).
Students receive four report cards throughout the year. These report cards measure progress in academic skills, work habits and citizenship. Teachers and parents meet for a conference at the end of the first quarter. Approximately 40 minutes of homework is given four days a week, including independent reading.
Bible: life of Christ, Fruit of the Spirit, character development, life of Paul
Math: add and subtract whole numbers, generate and analyze patterns, place value to hundred thousands, multiplication of two-digit and one-digit numbers, multiplication of two digit and two digit numbers, equivalent and ordering fractions, add and subtract fractions, measurement
Reading: we read one children’s classic, two historical novels and one fantasy novel, in addition to reading short stories and poetry in our reading textbook. Reading skills are also practiced.
Writing/Grammar: parts of speech, sentence and paragraph writing, narrative and expository writing
Spelling: compound words, “r” control words, prefixes, suffixes, high frequency words
Science: earth science: weathering, erosion, landforms, weather, water cycle; physical science: matter, physical properties, electricity and magnetism; life science: classification of plants and animals, food web, ecosystems
Social Studies: California history and geography