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Fourth Grade

Bible      

Daily Bible instruction with a challenge to apply God’s truth to all of life 

Studying Ruth, I Samuel, II Samuel this school year 

Chapel on Wednesdays with Christ-like character emphasis in instruction and challenge to apply to life. 

CREDO:  Weekly memorization of a verse and basic doctrinal truth done in basic question/answer format – this school year taken from the Westminster Confession of Faith 

Penmanship

Students maintain the ability to use either print or cursive depending on the requirements of the assignment (i.e. maps, some science and some math require printing, other written work is done mostly in cursive) 

Reading

Free reading books are chosen from the Logos School list  

In-class readings are given to develop reading skills, comprehension, inferences and vocabulary acquisition 

Book reports on reading done out of class and book report projects based on age-appropriate abilities (4 – projects done this year, based on grade level) 

Classroom reading exercises done to develop comprehension, ability to gather information and draw inferences, and reading for meaning or details 

In-class reading list: 

The Sign of the Beaver (teacher-led book report in class) 

Star of Light 

The Perilous Road 

Bound for Oregon 

Prince Caspian  

Abraham Lincoln From Pioneer to President by EB Phillips 

Spelling

Spelling lists P,Q,R &S from Spelling to Write and Read, from Wanda Sanseri  

Words are taken from history, science, language, and math vocabulary 

Words must be used in a sentence appropriately to demonstrate understanding  

Reworking of spelling words through context clues and alphabetizing as taught in the supplemental worksheets from SWR 

Correct spelling and accurate copying required on all assignments turned in to the teacher 

Grammar

Mastery of Sieker Grammar Chants on all nine parts of speech. 

Correctly identify and label words according to its part of speech and usage in the sentence 

Easy Grammar level 4, by Wanda Phillips 

Writing

Imitation of classical writing forms from Classical Composition focusing on Chreia and Proverb, taken from readings when possible 

Creative writing integrated with history and literature and bible 

 Use of dictionary and thesaurus and other writing aids 

 Questions on assignments answered in classical sentences 

 Accurate spelling, well-written sentences, and paragraphs required on all assignments 

Math

Singapore math in  Primary Mathematics Level 4

Level Up mental math worksheets from mastery of math facts

At the end of this class, successful students will be able to do the following:

  • count to 100,000 in whole numbers
  • round off whole numbers
  • recognize factors and multiples
  • multiply by a one and two-digit numbers
  • division by one digit and 10
  • add and subtract fractions, mixed numbers, and improper fractions
  • use tables and graphs to present information
  • measure angles
  • identify perpendicular and parallel lines
  • calculate area and perimeter of rectangle, square and composite figures
  • identify decimal places in tenths, hundredths and thousands
  • round off decimals to the hundredths place
  • do all four operations with decimals
  • identify symmetrical and solid figures
  • measure volume in cube units

History

History covers from the Revolution through the expansion of the nation, through the Civil War and Reconstruction to the Gilded Age 

Teacher developed curriculum draws from Story of the World vol 3 & 4 by Susan Wise Bauer and other resources 

Many supplemental history/storybooks to enrich 

Many teacher-created comprehension exercises and activities 

Many chants and sound-offs to facilitate learning facts 

Map skills with a focus on the United States and North America 

Science

Teacher developed curriculum selected from Classical Elemental Science for Grammar textbooks on Earth Science and Physics 

Cover units on biomes, weather, erosion, motion, sense, and electricity 

Many teachers created materials from personal book and library sources 

Many chants and sound-offs to facilitate learning facts 

Some integrated artwork of things being studied 

Latin

4th Grade Latin reviews and reinforces the basic grammar terms, concepts, and operations learned in 3rd grade.  The class progresses in the grammar with the study of noun cases, 3rd Declension nouns, 3rd and 4th Conjugation verbs, and the imperfect verb tense. The teacher-prepared materials include: 

A weekly set of 16 flashcards—ten vocabulary words and six grammar questions--to be studied by the student at home.  

Chants recited at the start of each class.  

A weekly lesson on a new grammar concept.   

A weekly worksheet practicing the grammar concept, vocabulary, and translation.  

A weekly reading on ancient Roman history. 

The successful student will be able to properly use:  

The names and uses of the five main noun cases 

The gender and all case endings for 1st Declension, 2nd Declension, 2nd Declension Neuter and 3rd Declension Nouns.    

How to conjugate regular 1st Conjugation, 2nd Conjugation, 3rd Conjugation, and 4th Conjugation verbs in the present, future and imperfect tenses  

How to conjugate the irregular verbs esse (to be) and posse (to be able) in the present, future, and imperfect tenses  

How to match 1st and 2nd Declension adjectives to a noun in number and gender 

How to translate more complex sentences from Latin to English 

Art

Emphasis on seeing and drawing what is seen, studying essential elements of design; emphasis on subjects from history and Biblical stories. 

Music

Introductory Choral Music using the Kodaly Method 

Folk songs, hymns, patriotic songs, and Christian holiday works are introduced and practiced 

P.E. 

Twice a week with exercises, stretching, and games. 

Emphasis on teamwork, good sportsmanship, and general fitness