Fourth grade students use selections of classic literature to practice reading and comprehension strategies, as well as literary analysis.
Novels: Homer Price, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Owls in the Family, Where the Red Fern Grows, Island of the Blue Dolphins, Strawberry Girl, Misty of Chincoteague, Snow Treasure, The Witch of Blackbird Pond, and Little Pilgrim's Progress.
Resources: Teaching the Classics, Accelerated Reader
Using a question/answer technique, students gain mastery of parts of speech and sentence diagramming. They continue to develop their expository writing skills. Students also have formal spelling and vocabulary instruction.
Resources: Shurley English, Spelling Mastery, Wordly Wise
Using a program that emphasizes incremental development and continual practice and review, students go through a cyclical study of basic operations, introduction to algebra, introduction to geometry, multiplying 2- and 3-digit numbers, fractions, decimals, and word problems. Students master the memorization of multiplication facts 0-12, along with the corresponding division facts.
Resource: Saxon Math
Using twenty biblical truths as a framework, our Bible curriculum incorporates both worldview and Bible survey instruction, integrating the two and laying the foundation for future worldview development. Fourth grade focuses on biblical truths related to servanthood, along with Bible survey topics related to the major and minor prophets.
Resource: Summit Ministries - Building on the Rock
Fourth grade history begins with a survey of Florida history during the first quarter. For the remainder of the year, teachers use a story format to expose students to world history, focusing on the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and the Reformation.
Resources: Core Knowledge
4th grade science is taught using a hands-on approach to the following topics: the digestive and nervous systems, electricity, rocks and fossils, food chains and webs, and the solar system.
Resource: Delta Science
Students memorize Bible verses, Catechism questions, and poetry selections.
Recess and Specials
Students enjoy recess along with their lunch period. Students attend weekly Art and Music classes, Tech Lab and Library twice each week, and PE classes three times each week.
St. Augustine field trip
Tropicana Speech Competition
Paint the Town Citrus
Barnes and Noble field tripLuau with student-built volcanoes