4th Grade Curriculum

Bible 

The purpose of Bible class is to expose the students to tools for Bible study and to present traditional doctrinal subjects. The students will gain an understanding of these doctrines as well as how the doctrine applies to them personally.

 

Math 

The purpose of fourth grade math is to provide students with a structural foundation for the basic mathematical processes, to prepare students for future mathematics, and to develop a sense of strong Christian character, recognizing God's perfection through numbers. A solid working knowledge of the multiplication facts is required for success. The yearly goals are as follows:

Place value
Addition facts with carrying
Subtraction facts with borrowing
0 - 12 multiplication tables
1 - 12 division tables
Terminology of four processes
Story problems
Average numbers
Estimation
English and metric measures
Convert measurements
Roman numerals 1 - 1,000
Fractions
Factoring
Divisibility rules
Decimals
Money (making change)
Read a thermometer
Solve for unknown number
Recognize and read graphs
Geometric shapes and figures
Perimeter
Area

 

 

Reading 

The purpose of the Reading program is to produce students who not only know how to read but who also have a desire to read. The students will obtain the skills needed to aid them in vocabulary expansion, spelling techniques, content analysis, and comprehension techniques. The students will be encouraged to apply these skills in all academic areas. Both a basal reader and novels are incorporated into the curriculum. These will include the following:

Harcourt Trophies
Sign of the Beaver 
 

 Language Arts  

The purpose of the Language Arts curriculum is to immerse the students in a reading, speaking, listening, and writing environment. This environment optimizes the students' strengths and interests by engaging them in hands-on experience thus creating life-long learners. The focus of this program is to have the students learn from their own writing. Spelling and vocabulary are incorporated in the reading/writing process. Topics covered in the writing process include:

Telling About Yourself
Communicating With Others
Explaining Facts
Giving Directions
Using Your Imagination
Painting Pictures With Words
Persuading Others
Giving Information
Comparing and Contrasting
Parts of Speech
Descriptive Paragraph
How-to-Paragraph

 

 

Science

The science curriculum will enable students to become scientifically literate. Students are taught to investigate and to distinguish between fact and opinion. Scientific knowledge will be acquired by identifying, classifying, hypothesizing, predicting, comparing, interpreting, and analyzing. Topics for study are as follows:

Life Science

Physical Science

Earth & Space Science

 

History

The purpose of fourth grade heritage studies is to provide students with an understanding of the development of the United States of America. Students will learn basic facts of history and geography while developing an appreciation for the accomplishments of our forefathers in the development of our country. Along with knowledge, students will be encouraged to develop Christian character and a willingness and a determination to work diligently in every undertaking in life. Map and citizenship skills are an intricate part of the curriculum. Units taught are as follows:

A View of the United States
The Northeast
The South
The Middle West
The West
The United States
Florida History