Fourth Grade Cirruculum

Religion
  • Theme of 4th grade is Rules, Morality, and Conscience
  • The Ten Commandments
  • The Beatitudes
  • The Great Commandment
  • Major Church Feasts
  • Church Seasons
  • Daily prayer
Family Life
  • Supports parents in the development of a Catholic perspective on attitudes and moral values that are needed by our students in our world today
Handwriting
  • Students continue the practice of correct formation of cursive letters
  • Neatness and legibility in all subject areas is stressed
Mathematics

Use of calculators Variety of strategies and tools are used to introduce and review math topics including use of manipulatives, overhead graphics, hands-on experiences, individual white boards, etc.

  • Basic facts are reviewed to aid in accurate computation
  • Addition and Subtraction with regrouping are reviewed
  • Multiplication and Division with 2-digits
  • Geometry topics
  • Fractions
  • Decimals
  • Problem Solving
  • Measurement Data Analysis and Graphing
Science

Topics will be covered in:

  • Life Science
  • Earth Science
  • Physical Science
  • Human Body
  • Experiments and other hands-on experiences will be conducted through the school year
  • Active participation, critical thinking, and problem solving activities are emphasized
Social Studies
  • In-depth year long study of the State of Michigan
  • History
  • Geography
  • Economy
  • Government
  • Culture
Language Arts

Integrated through the curriculum whenever possible

  • Review and learn skills that will foster a love and appreciation for the language arts
  • Read, describe, and discuss literature in a variety of genres
  • Use written language as a tool for sharing information and knowledge
  • Emphasis on comprehension, fluency, vocabulary, and cultural awareness in reading
  • Recognize and utilize the parts of speech correctly
  • Daily practice in using complete sentences and writing cohesive paragraphs
  • Regular review of capitalization and punctuation rules