Learner Objectives for Fourth Grade

In the following academic areas, successful fourth-grade students will be able to:

Religion

  • Grow in their relationships with God, fellow Christians, non-Christians, and God’s creatures and the world
  • Learn and use Bible stories (Old Testament and New Testament) as insight into what God is like and what God wants His people to be like

Language Arts

  • Nouns, verbs, adjectives, pronouns, and adverbs, and how to correctly use them
  • Writing a personal narrative, fictional stories, a research report, a persuasive paragraph, descriptive writing, and comparison and contrast
  • Reading and analyzing various types of literature
  • Spelling
  • Correct punctuation, capitalization and grammar

Physical Education

  • Focus on cooperation, skill development, and fitness
  • Fitness activities that influence their behavior and their relationships to others throughout their lives

Social Studies

  • Use the four themes of geography to study the regions of the United States:
    1. locating places (map skills);
    2. what a place is like (landforms, climate);
    3. how people live (using natural resources, earning a living);
    4. movement of goods and people (transportation, interdependence)

Science

  • Properties of matter
  • Earth’s land resources
  • Weather and climate
  • Magnetism and electricity
  • Body’s delivery system

Music

  • Development of the voice as the student’s primary instrument
  • Development of rhythm through age appropriate activities
  • Exposure to both sacred and secular songs
  • Music theory, history, and appreciation instruction
  • Pre-band instrumental instruction

Math

  • Mastery of multiplication and division facts
  • Addition and subtraction of 2 digit and 3 digit numbers
  • Multiplication and division by one digit and 2 digit numbers
  • Basic measurement, time, and geometry
  • Comparing, ordering, addition, subtraction of fractions and decimals
  • Collecting, organizing, and using data
  • Mental Math
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Apply Math Concepts

Art

  • Continue to explore the elements and principals of design
  • Explore how other artists use these elements in their work
  • Work with others for small and large group activities
  • Continue to develop confidence in their skills

How can I help my child succeed in school?

  • Pray with and for your child on a daily basis
  • Attend worship services regularly
  • Encourage your child to attend school every day
  • Show real interest in your child’s assignments and homework
  • Be available to assist your child with homework
  • Be positive and realistic about your child’s ability level
  • When your child is absent, be sure to inform the school and check to obtain missed work
  • Talk with your child about his/her learning experiences in school
  • Encourage your child to ask questions
  • Challenge your child in his/her areas of strength and provide support in areas of weakness
  • Communicate often with your child’s teacher — ask how you can help at home
  • Encourage your child to value education and learning by stressing the importance of quality education
  • Help your child be prepared each day to do his/her very best
  • Become actively involved in your child’s education by attending school functions, open houses and parent teacher conference

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