Fourth Grade Curriculum

The fourth grade curriculum continues to focus on educating students in the ways of Christ through the Commandments and Beatitudes. As students work through the school year, they will develop a deeper appreciation of Language and Literature through exposure to various genres. In addition, they will build upon previously learned skills to enhance Mathematical concepts, explore the history of Florida, and engage in a variety of hands on Science activities.

  • Education in faith remains the primary goal, as students are presented with an overview of the Ten Commandments and the Beatitudes.
  • Using the textbook as well as different genres of age-appropriate literature, students develop skills on how to draw conclusions, make inferences, think critically, and analyze story elements. Basic grammar skills are taught and evaluated within the language arts curriculum.
  • Children work using the writing process to develop the different modalities of writing such as Narrative, Expository, Descriptive, and Persuasive.
  • Basic skills such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division are reviewed to further enhance their knowledge in word problems, number sense, measurement and data, and geometry.
  • Explore life, earth, and physical sciences.
  • Understand and recall the history of Florida.
    • Warm, cool and complimentary colors
    • Introduction to perspective
    • Famous artists and styles, multicultural art themes
    • Use of oil pastels, colored pencils and rulers
    • Portraits, still life and landscape compositions
    • Basic recorder skills
    • Intermediate melodic and rhythmic reading skills
    • Vocal and Instrumental performance preparation for Mass
    • Solo and ensemble performance skills
    • Develop importance of an active and healthy lifestyle through proper diet and exercise
    • Develop leadership qualities through team sport participation
    • Develop knowledge of rules and skills for team sports such as volleyball, soccer, basketball, kickball, and court hockey.
    • Introduction and development of square dancing technique
  • Fourth through Eighth Grades are divided according to two levels: Spanish I and Spanish II. Classes are taught using differentiated instruction.
    • Singular/ Plural
    • Action words
    • Types of sentences
    • Verb conjugation
    • Developing critical thinking skills
    • Adjectives, adverbs, prepositions; conjunctions
    • Reading comprehension
    • Basic writing skills
    • Introduction to computer and technology-related terms.
    • Beginning internet skills
    • Access, edit, Content and paste text and images
    • Understand and be able to use Microsoft Word
    • Beginning keyboard skills
    • Proofread and edit writing using appropriate resources