FOURTH GRADE CURRICULUM
Teacher: Mr. David Harbach
Use PRTI Art Curriculum lessons for fourth grade.
Course description: The Bible material covered in fourth grade is
from Genesis through the reign of Saul.
Materials used: Show Me Thy Ways textbook and workbook
1. Students will know the books of the Old Testament, what was created on each day of creation week, and the Ten Commandments by the end of fourth grade.
2. Students will become familiar with Old Testament saints and distinguish them one from another historically and chronologically.
3. Students will learn the wonder of God’s covenant dealings with His people.
4. Bible Memory: Psalm 103:1-22; John 14:1-7; Ephesians 2:8-10; Hebrews 11:1-3;Ten Commandments and Old and New Testament Books of Bible.
5. We study six lessons, workbook pages, review, test
Keyboarding: Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the proper keyboarding techniques by typing a paragraph without looking at their hands. (Student must be typing at 10 WPM, 90% accuracy). (Word processing & Publisher on laptops on computer cart)
Course description: The textbook has a special unit on five of the different parts of speech: nouns and pronouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs. Mixed throughout these units are special activities on capital letters, prefixes, suffixes, using an encyclopedia, a thesaurus, commas, a library, etc. It also has two units on sentences.
Materials used: God’s Gift of Language A
Objective: It’s important that we can express ourselves well in the language God has given us to use. We have to use this language in our prayers and when we speak with each other about our God. To be able to communicate both orally and with the written word is a gift that God has given to us. It is very important that we develop and use this gift to the best of our ability in order to be pleasing to Him. Language instruction helps the students develop this art of communication. Practice in using the different parts of speech and in writing different kinds of sentences is a means to this end.
Library—Librarian: Michelle Bodbyl
Course description: We learn to check out our books.
Materials used: Library books, and a variety of worksheets.
1. To review the use of the encyclopedia
2. To develop skills in using a card catalog
3. To learn about author, subject, and title cards
Course description: Naming and constructing geometric figures, organizing data, multiplication and division, number sentences and algebra, decimals and their uses, map references, angle measurement, fractions, chance and probability, large numbers, estimation and computation, reflections and symmetry, percents, perimeter and area, 3-D shapes and volumes.
Materials used: Everyday Mathematics.
Recorder Music and/or Choir
Course description – Music is selected with a view to rendering one program in the second semester. Mrs. Faith Noorman is director.
Materials used: Recorder music
Objectives: Students learn how to play the recorder in preparation for band.
Course description – Students are given practice exercises to help them in forming both the upper case and lower case cursive letters. The students are also given exercises to help them in joining the various letters together into words.
Materials used: Zaner Bloser Handwriting, Zaner Bloser, 2003.
Objectives: The ability to write legibly is still important today, even though computers are now available. Neatness is a very important aspect of penmanship assignments and is stressed.
Introduction: Organized school physical education can do a lot to provide the knowledge, skills, and motivation children need for a lifetime of health and exercise. There is a progressive sequence of regular instruction in fitness, exercise, and team and individual games and sports.
Physical education activities cover body control (flexibility, agility, balance, direction, speed and intensity); simple sports skills (running, jumping, throwing, catching, and kicking); basic games and exercise (rope jumping, footraces, gymnastics), rules, sportsmanship, safety and first aid, and use and care of sports equipment.
Course description: Exercise and games for power, speed, and agility.
Materials used: Sports equipment and CSI series on Phys. Ed.
1. Understand how to use the factors of time, space, force, and energy in performance.
2. Learn why endurance is desirable.
3. Learn that individuals develop differently and that interests and capacities for physical activity vary.
Materials used: Open Court Reading, and various books: On My Honor, Number the Stars, Charlotte’s Web, Old Yeller, Snow Treasure, The Big Wave, Bridge to Terabithia
1. To help the students improve their vocabularies by focusing their attention on new words in the context of a sentence.
2. To help the students to understand that reading is comprehending what they read.
3. To help the students develop their oral reading skills so they learn to read with expression.
4. In order to learn about the world around us, and about the history of that world. Furthermore, reading is one of the ways we can further our knowledge of God.
Course description – Study of water, the human body, astronomy, insects, plants, weather, machines, and power.
Materials used: Science, CSI, 2011.
1. To impress on the students holy awe and reverence for God’s earthly creation.
2. To teach the students to be good stewards and kings over God’s creation.
3. To teach the students to see God in His creation as He reveals Himself through general revelation.
Course description –
History – Michigan history
Geography – World geography
Civics – Three branches of the government
Course description – Spelling of words suitable to grade level.
Material used: Spelling Connections, Zaner-Bloser 2012.
1. To provide a systematic study method for learning to spell words.
2. To develop an awareness of word building techniques.
3. To learn to use a dictionary.
4. To develop effective communication techniques.
5. List of words available on page 8-11.
6. One Unit per week.
7. Test on Fridays