Fourth Grade

4th Grade – Greenville

Bible (Deep Roots Bible Curriculum)

Deep Roots Bible Curriculum is an Apologetics and Worldview Bible Curriculum and is designed to equip students with the tools and training to stand firm in the face of today’s cultural challenges.

Deep impacts Students’ Behavior by using practical activities and lessons teach students how to apply their faith to everyday living and help develop their core values. They will learn a Biblical Worldview by learning to view all of life through a Biblical perspective.

The curriculum also encourages love for Jesus.  Students are taught about Jesus and the great sacrifice He made for us, even in Old Testament lessons.

The lessons build Godly character through character trait training which focuses on the heart rather than behavior to encourage character development that springs from gratitude for what Christ did for us on the Cross.

Deep Roots also cultivates critical thinking by using thoughtful discussion questions and encourage students to reflect on past learning, synthesize new concepts, and make connections between the two. Students are encouraged to analyze and evaluate evidence under the direction of their teacher.

The Curriculum also fosters active learning through the use of Slideshows, original songs, and an interactive timeline transform students' learning from a static absorption to a multi-dimensional experience.

4th Grade

Math (BJU Press)

  • Number sense
  • Understanding of ratios and proportional relationships
  • Ability to analyze data sets
  • Ability to manipulate algebraic expressions to solve equations
  • 21 st century skills : Collaboration, Creativity, Critical Thinking, problem solving, technological literacy
  • mathematical fluency
  • Abstract and quantitative thinking
  • understanding the Biblical foundations of mathematics

Students participate in a variety of activities that allows the students to practice analytical thinking and see mat at work in real life context. Students are involved in interactive learning through discussion and discuss reasonable proof for their solutions from a Biblical worldview.

Reading (Read & Comprehend Abeka)

Throughout the year, students read 8 novels as their reading curriculum:

  • The Penderwicks (In the summer before 4th grade)
  • Blood on the River/Jamestown
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • Toliver’s Secret
  • Robinson Crusoe
  • Seaman: The Dog Who Traveled with Lewis and Clark
  • By the Great Horn Spoon
  • The Iron Dragon Never Sleeps

Books are read daily in class as well as at home during
homework assignments. The stories develop vocabulary skills and strengthen reading abilities. The students learn how to read quickly with comprehension through weekly assessments. Book
reports (oral/written) are assigned once per quarter. Books are 150-250 pages in length. These are intended to introduce report writing and encourage public speaking. One of the highlights is a report on a historical person of Colonial America and our
Greenville Town.

Language Arts

  • Institute for Excellence in Writing: Fix It Grammar
  • Institute for Excellence in Writing: Style & Structure
  • Houghton Mifflin English

Student Writing Intensive: Structure and Style (Institute for Excellence in Writing)

Weekly vocabulary quizzes and spelling tests are assigned based on cross curricular vocabulary as well as end of unit tests and final draft written assignments.

Greek and Latin Roots (Learning Roots)

Weekly homework is assigned as well as weekly vocabulary quizzes and spelling bee contests. Students are tested weekly for their mastery of words. Tests include dictated sentences along with spelling and vocabulary words with their definitions. Poetry models teach correct phrasing.

Great Nevada Challenge

  • Preamble to Nevada Constitution
  • “Home Means Nevada”
  • Various Nevada Facts
  • Identify 17 Counties and County Seats
4th Grade Greenville

History and Geography

  • The History of the United States
  • Geography Maps and Reviews
  • Nevada History: Our Home

Students explore U.S. History from its Native Americans to the Gold Rush. We strive to make History come alive. All fourth grade students participate in a benchmark project to create a Colonial Town “Greenville” based on Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia. Also students will travel to Carson City to learn about our Nevada government and the great history of our state.

Science

Nancy Larson Science

In this comprehensive science program students learn a wide array of vocabulary and study cells, plants, animals, ecosystems, and energy. This intensive program teaches students how to take notes, highlight and identify keywords and phrases in the reading passages. They also participate in hands on activities and experiments.

Field & Expedition Trips

We participate in 6 field trips throughout that year that go along with our history and science curriculum. We also take a trip to Carson City, NV to visit the state capital and we also travel to Lake Tahoe and learn about conservation, the ecosystem, and participate in science experiments using local flora and fauna.

4th Grade

Electives

P.E. (twice a week)
Art (twice a week)
Computers (twice a week)
Music (twice a week)
Chapel (once a week)