General Curriculum - Fourth Grade

Bible & Spiritual Life

    • Growth in knowledge and understanding of the Bible and Christian doctrine
    • Progress making our faith personal and relationship with Jesus Christ deeper
    • Memorize Scripture, concentrating on our identity in Christ
    • Develop and use aides in the study of Scriptures
    • Encouraged to live like Jesus in actions, words, thoughts, and Christian disciplines

Language Arts

    • Develop reading skills such as fluency, comprehension, and accuracy
    • Apply phonic rules with suffixes & prefixes and building vocabulary both with spelling and recognition
    • Reinforce the Six Traits of Writing (ideas, organization, word choice, sentence fluency and conventions)
    • Write narratives, creative stories, expository paragraphs, descriptive stories, and poetry
    • Improve comprehension by discussing and sharing reading assignments
    • Formulate and implement oral communication projects

Math

    • Perform and implement mathematical functions with their multiplication facts
    • Develop computation and problem solving skills with adding & subtracting four or more digits and multiplying & dividing 5 digits by 2 digits
    • Extend knowledge of geometry, measurement (English & metric), graphing, and adding & subtracting with reducing fractions

Science

    • Broaden knowledge of plant & animal biology, ecology, physical sciences, astronomy, oceanography, and geology
    • Integrate the Christian worldview.
    • Learn to prepare for and take a science test
    • Observe, investigate, predict, record data, infer, and draw conclusions from experiments

Social Studies

    • Evaluate history from different perspectives
    • Interpret American History beginning with the Native Americans through the Civil War period
    • Learn how to prepare and take a history test
    • Re-enact and interpret American historical events through simulations, projects, and other activities

Special Projects/Trips

    • Step back into Minnesota History with field trip to the Bloomington River Rendezvous
    • Insect collection project
    • Building an early American colony simulation
    • Assisting as First Grade Buddies
    • Overnight field trip to the Minnesota Zoo, studying the aquatic animals
    • Monthly school-wide TEAM events