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What to Expect in Grade 4

  • Morning assemblies with the whole school featuring prayer, a devotion, praise songs, birthday celebrations and announcements.
  • Chapel each Wednesday featuring singing, Bible recitation and a message or special presentation.
  • Participation in a “Family Group,” a K-8 mix of 10 students led by and 8th grader. These groups meet almost weekly for prayer, game or devotional activity.
  • Daily bible instruction using Veritas Press, I Chronicles through Malachi
  • Weekly scripture memorization
  • Daily reading/literature: Spalding and Shurley programs. Books include The Twenty-One Balloons, The Sign of the Beaver, Cricket in Times Square, Island of the Blue Dolphins, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. Prepare eight written book reports
  • Grammar/Writing – Shurley.
  • Daily math: Saxon program including double-digit multiplication, division, decimals, square roots, evaluating expressions, geometric models
  • History: Veritas Press. Early Explorers of the Americas, Formation of the 13 Colonies, Revolutionary War, Louis and Clark Expeditions, War of 1812
  • Geography: Nystrom Hands-on Geography: Building map Skills
  • Science (CSI) : Organ systems, living organisms, light and sound, geology
  • Health
  • Latin three times per week
  • Music, including choir
  • Art and physical education once per week
  • Library once per week
  • Daily snack from home; daily lunch and recess
  • Annual participation in Field Day, Christmas program and Spring Musical and a fourth grade led chapel service.
  • Field Trips and Special Activities
  • Annual Speech meet