4th Grade

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Curriculum Overview

 

Points of Interest

  • Every student is challenged to grow in Christlikeness, as evidenced by spiritual, academic, physical and personal maturity.
  • Students’ confidence in their faith is increased through chapel services, ministry to others, and classroom instruction.
  • Education is a cooperative effort between home and school.
  • A love of learning is cultivated in an atmosphere where children can express their God-given gifts and talents.
  • Students participate in an in-depth Bible study of the prophets from the Old Testament with an emphasis on application to the students’ lives.
  • The math curriculum is hands-on with manipulatives used each day to teach new skills, and math is often taught in small groups to facilitate skill mastery. The major topics covered during the fourth grade year are geometry, multi-digit multiplication and division, fractions, percents, and decimals.
  • Science and social studies are enhanced with student-friendly projects assigned throughout the year.

 

Bible Biblical Choices
Reading Bob Jones & Mosdos
Language       The Shurley Method
Handwriting Zaner-Bloser
Math Math in Focus
Science & Spelling Purposeful Design
Social Studies A Beka
 Student Handbook 2014-2015

Commonly Asked Questions

Question: How do you communicate with parents?

Answer: A progress report is sent home every Friday in the Freedom folder. The progress report shows all assignments from the previous week with the grades, the student’s cumulative grades, remaining lunch tickets, and classroom announcements such as upcoming quizzes and tests.


Question: What is the greatest academic challenge in the fourth grade?

Answer: The biggest challenge for most students is mastery of multiplication, division, and fractions in math. The second challenge is developing and maintaining solid study habits to help retain a high volume of content information in science and social studies.


Question: How can I prepare my child for fourth grade?

Answer: The fourth grade math curriculum moves quickly and a student not knowing his/her facts will struggle. Read with your child and have him/her read aloud to you. Give your child responsibilities at home and hold him/her accountable for fulfilling these. Insist that your child keep up with his/her own schoolwork and assignments to increase a sense of ownership in his/her education.

 

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