The literature based language arts program helps students enjoy a variety of genre (realistic fiction, fantasy, historical fiction, fables, tall tales, non-fiction, poetry) while learning to love reading. Daily writing activities, from journaling to research reports, encourage following the writing process and using self/peer editing.
Students are encouraged to offer and accept constructive criticism, attempting to evaluate others' ideas and opinions objectively. Research skills are taught by guided practice. Grammar skills are practiced for effective writing.
The grade 4 hands-on math program helps students see how much math is used in real life. Students are encouraged to master basic facts so they may more readily solve a variety of math problems in a logical manner. Answers to problems are examined to see if they make sense, which helps students develop their reasoning skills.
Use of manipulatives makes work on estimating, multiplying and dividing, probability, graphs, geometry, and measurement more understandable and more fun. Group work is encouraged to help students learn to work cooperatively and collaboratively with others. Math is integrated into science, social studies, language arts, music, computer, and art.
Our fourth grade social studies covers the time period from 1850 to present day and includes narratives, appropriate literature selections, and map activities, as well as an abundance of projects that span history, art, and science that are sure to excite the student.
The science program is focused on life science at a deeper level and includes the following topics; Plants, Cells, Organisms, Human Body, Animal Kingdom, and Ecosystems.
Bible class in 4th grade focuses on what is salvation? How does someone become a Christian? What does it mean to become like Jesus? This class helps answer these important questions by explaining elements of the Gospel message, its purpose, and promise. A major portion of this study focuses on the doctrine of sanctification - the process by which a Christian becomes more and more conformed to the likeness of Jesus.