4th Grade

Reaching Higher

The fourth grade is a time of great change and growth for a child – physically, emotionally, socially, and academically. Students are encouraged to accept these challenges by developing more initiative, practicing better organizational skills, becoming more self-sufficient, and using critical thinking skills to master the more complex concepts.

Subject Text Description
Bible Positive Action for Christ Learning God’s plans for our lives and applying it through studying the God of History is the focus of our lessons. Old Testament studies highlight God’s leaders who act in history while New Testament studies reflect God’s purpose for the future.
Chapel Various Speakers

Honorable Character Program

Chapel meets weekly to pray, worship, and focus on God for 30 minutes. A variety of guest speakers and the classes themselves provide Biblical messages. Awards for character traits and other achievements are recognized.
Language  Arts ABEKA Readers

Shurley English

Motivation Reading

Accelerated Reader

AVKO Spelling

Novel: Charlotte’s Web

Six-Trait Writing

Fluency and comprehension are emphasized in reading, while students are also instructed in word attack skills. Critical thinking skills are emphasized through the Motivation Reading program. Independent reading is encouraged through the Accelerated Reader program. Spelling skills are taught through an audio, visual and kinesthetic approach which programs brains to see patterns. Grammar and punctuation are emphasized and writing process skills are taught on a regular basis.
Arithmetic ABEKA Arithmetic 4

Speed Drills

Students will learn place values of numbers through millions. They will learn to recognize and read pictographs, bar graphs, and line graphs. They will learn to find the perimeter of a polygon, rectangle and square using the correct formula. They will understand how to find the area of a rectangle and a square. The students will use the divisibility rules, find the least and greatest common denominator, practice long division, and work with fractions.   ACSI Math Olympics is a student participant activity.
Acclerated Reader Library Computer This reading program is used in 4th – 10th grades to support reading and comprehension improvement. This program achieves this goal through using a combination of computer assessment and progress monitoring of students’ reading levels throughout the year.
SLi SLi Curriculum SLi is a curriculum that is designed to train the students to serve others, with the goal of developing the student to become a servant-leader. Each class chooses a year-long mission or community service project.
Science/Health ACSI Purposeful Design Understanding God’s World

Developing Good Health

Students will discover, observe, explore, investigate and understand how God’s World works. Students will understand science order and reality, matter and motion in the universe, biology, chemistry, and physics which are the foundations of science. Animals, plants, matter, energy, geology, oceanography, astronomy, the human body, and personal hygiene are explored. Weekly hands-on labs are held. Students are given the opportunity to participate in an annual science fair.
History ABEKA The History of Our United States

Texas Notebook

Map & Skills Sheets

The fourth grade history and geography text, The History of Our United States, presents the history and geography of the United States. This text focuses on the early years of discovery, major wars, inventors, inventions, and the causes of our countries progress and development. The students do a study of Texas through the creation of a Texas notebook.
Computer TechnoKids

Mavis Beacon

Fasttmath

Computer class provides an engaging and informative environment for the computer students. The program provides a comprehensive unit designed to teach Microsoft suite. Many of the software programs incorporate exciting, interactive games to motivate learners. Keyboarding is encouraged in this learning experience.
Music Students build on previous years of lessons in rests, pitch, scale, and note value. Additionally, they learn progressions, inversion, timelines, composition, orchestra families, and rondo form. Students are given the opportunity to try out for elementary choir and a spring production.
Art Weekly art class and ACSI Art Competitions are part of this curriculum.
Library 10,000 plus books Library class reinforces basic library skills including: library etiquette, proper book care, identifying the cover, pages, spine of a book, indexes, exploring call numbers, authors,  illustrators, genres of literature, and the Dewey Decimal System. Electronic encyclopedias among other innovative technologies are explored.
Physical Education Physical Education includes physical awareness, loco-motor skills, rhythmic activities, lead-up games for life-long fitness and sports. The Presidential Fitness program offers rewards.