FOURTH GRADE CURRICULUM
RELIGION: SADLIER WE BELIEVE GOD'S LAW GUIDES US
A major theme in the Fourth grade religion text is learning more about the Ten Commandments. Our book is divided into units: Growing in Jesus Christ, The Commandments Help Us to Love God, The Commandments Help Us to Love Others, We Are Called to Holiness
The students attend an all school mass at 8:30 every Friday. Alternating classes prepare and take part in mass each week.
READING: JOURNEYS HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARTCOURT http://wwwk6thinkcentral.com
A story is introduced each week. Students work on vocabulary, comprehension, study skills and phonics through projects, activities and workbooks. A test is given each Friday.
We also read each of the four novels chosen for the English Festival whether your child chooses to attend or not. We will also read two or three high interest novels as a class.
SPELLING: JOURNEYS HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARTCOURT
The spelling words correlate to our reading story each week. There are twenty words and six challenge words. New words and spelling patterns are introduced on Monday. A test is given each Friday.
ENGLISH: Loyola Press "Voyages in English" and Simple Solutions www.simplesolutions.com
Grammar and Writing Skills are the two components of English. The Grammar Practice book that accompanies the reading program is used to teach all parts of speech. Personal narratives, descriptive, persuasive, expository, and creative writing exercises and assignments will be given.
HANDWRITING: Zaner-Bloser www.zaner-bloser.com
The Zaner-Bloser method is used. All spelling tests and final drafts in English are done in cursive. Grades are taken from workbooks, spelling tests, and some written assignments in other subjects.
MATH: Sadlier-Oxford www.progressinmathematics.com and Simple Solutions (daily practice) www.simplesolutions.com
Unit 1 Place Value & Money
Unit 2 Operations and Algebraic Reasoning
Unit 3 Multiplication of Whole Numbers
Unit 4 Division of Whole Numbers
Unit 5 Measurement & Graphing
Unit 6 Geometry & Measurement
Unit 7 Fractions & Decimals
Unit 8 Probability & Graphing
SCIENCE: Nancy Larson Science Program - http://nancylarsonpublishers.com username-olof student pw-iceberg
The program focuses on organisms and their interactions as well as forms of energy.
*Exploring the Characteristics of Cells
*Examining and Classifying Plants
*Investigating Characteristics of Animals
SOCIAL STUDIES: Pearson My World Social Studies Pennsylvania Regions of Our Country
Unit 1: The Southwest
Unit 2: The Southeast
Unit 3: The Northeast
Unit 4: The Middle West
Unit 5: The Mountain States
Unit 6: The West