Fourth Grade

Religion

  • Students attend weekly mass with the entire student body
  • Participate in Prayer Services
  • Reconciliation during Advent and Lent
  • The Ten Commandments
  • The Beatitudes
  • Opportunity to participate in Eucharistic celebrations with the school and the class
  • Liturgy and worship
  • Service projects
  • Prayer partner activities
  • Maintenance review (daily)

Math

  • Place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, geometry, fractions and decimals, probability and statistics, graphing, and measurement
  • Problem-solving experiences
  • Maintenance review (daily)
  • Dynamath (engaging problem-solving magazine)

Science

  • Solar system
  • Water cycle
  • Weather
  • Natural disasters
  • Conservation and recycling
  • Forms of energy
  • Weekly lab experiments

Social Studies

  • Virginia’s geography
  • Virginia’s major regions
  • Virginia history
    • Early exploration
    • Jamestown
    • American Revolution
    • Declaration of Independence
    • Constitution
    • Civil War
    • Reconstruction
    • Twentieth Century
  • Standards-based curriculum periodical Virginia History Studies Weekly

Language Arts

  • Guided reading groups: graphic organizers, comprehension strategies including characterization, plot, theme, figurative language, point of view and using context clues to understand key vocabulary.
  • Use of leveled readers online to supplement and support a differentiated reading approach.
  • Book reports/book chats
  • Writing products may include personal narrative, persuasive essay, “how-to” paragraph, descriptive writing, friendly letter, and poetry.
  • Daily oral language activities
  • Grammar lessons
  • Diagramming sentences, context clues, dictation (spelling)
  • Weekly spelling tests
  • Grammar review through maintenance sheets
  • Practice oral speaking

Students also participate in the following Specials:
Art, Computer, Library, Music, PE, and Spanish

 

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