4th Grade Curriculum

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The Fourth Grade program at Dade Christian School challenges students to reach their full potential as they develop their skills in the intellectual, spiritual, physical, and social realms in a fun and loving educational environment.  Our curriculum is a thoroughly integrated, academically balanced program with a consistent Christian emphasis.  Bible, Language Arts, Phonics, Reading, Math, Science, History, Spelling, and Penmanship all represent the subject areas.  An emphasis is also placed on social interaction among the students, giving them opportunities to develop social values; respect, sharing, group acceptance, independence, and dependability.

Arithmetic

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

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

Students will become aware of their communities and understand their importance. Throughout the year students will gain knowledge in history, geography, economics, government, citizenship, and culture. Topics for study are as follows:

  • Learning About Communities
  • Communities of Different Sizes
  • Our Physical Geography
  • Our Human Geography
  • Our History Through Time and Place
  • Our Country’s History
  • Citizenship
  • Government
  • Our American Culture
  • Cultures Around the World

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

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.

Physical Education is included daily for all fourth graders.  In addition Enrichment classes consist of Art, Computers, Health, Music, Spanish and Library Skills.  Students attend each of these classes once per week.

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