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Fourth Grade

Reading

4th 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 

 

Language

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

 

Math

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

 

Bible

Students explore the Old Testament to learn of the divided kingdom and the decline and fall of Judah.

Resource:  Christian Schools International

 

History

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:  Harcourt Brace Social Studies, Core Knowledge

 

Science

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 Modules

 

Memorization

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.    

 

Events

St. Augustine field trip

Tropicana Speech Competition

Paint the Town Citrus

Barnes and Noble field trip

Luau with student-built volcanoes