Fourth Grade

4th Grade – Greenville
4th Grade
4th 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.

 

Math (5th Grade Saxon Curriculum)

  • Place Value
  • Multiplication and division
  • Problem Solving
  • Fractions
  • Equations
  • Geometry

Students participate in daily Power Up Activities and monthly math investigations. We also use nightly online videos to supplement the classroom experience. Included in our cyclical curriculum we have weekly cumulative tests.

 

Reading (Various Novels)

Throughout the year, students read 9 novels as their reading curriculum:

  • Indian In The Cupboard (In the summer before 4th grade)
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • Liberty Letters
  • The Young Americans Series
  • Robinson Crusoe
  • Seaman: the Dog who Traveled with Lewis and Clark
  • The Iron Dragon Never Sleeps
  • By The Great Horn Spoon
  • Behind Rebel Lines

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 timed tests. 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

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

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.

 

History and Geography

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

Students explore U.S. History from its first explorers, early colonists, American Revolution, gold and silver rush, to the Civil War. We strive to make History come alive. All fourth grade students participate in a benchmark project to create a Colonial Town “Greenville” after Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia. Also students will travel to Carson City to learn about our Nevada government and the great history of our state.

 

Great American Challenge

Fourth grade participates in this challenge that includes memorization of:

  • Preamble to the Constitution
  • First Amendment to the Constitution
  • The first segment to the Declaration of Independence
  • The Statue of Liberty Inscription
  • Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address
  • Presidents
  • States and Capitals
  • Geographical facts and locations

 

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 Trips/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.

 

Electives

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