Welcome to Fourth Grade!
In fourth grade, students deepen their knowledge in core subjects such as math, language arts, science, and social studies. Our experienced teachers provide engaging lessons and hands-on activities to promote critical thinking, problem-solving, and collaboration skills.
Fourth grade students continue to develop skills in reading comprehension and critical thinking. Using various genres, students are taught and challenged to read with understanding, using text and personal experiences to draw conclusions. Fourth graders use several reading sources, textbook, chapter books, and Accelerated Reading books.
In fourth grade, students continue to expand and perfect their writing skills. Students continue to focus on grammar, sentence structure, and parts of speech. Vocabulary and spelling strategies are vital in assisting students in learning to become good writers.
The fourth-grade curriculum emphasizes mathematical operations, including algebraic thinking, numbers and operations in base ten, fractions, measurement, data, and geometry. Students entering fourth grade are expected to have a solid grasp of basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. The textbook is accessible on the SMARTboard and is utilized in daily lessons.
Fourth grade students study the Old Testament and the Ten Commandments. They learn about the Catholic Church and the Liturgical calendar. Students study the parts of the Mass and learn the names of the items on the altar used by the priest. All fourth graders attend and participate in the weekly school community Mass. They serve as the choir, altar servers, and gift bearers for the year.
Fourth graders use spelling patterns and strategies to improve skills.
Fourth grade students continue to expand their knowledge in Life and Physical Sciences. Students also study Earth and Space Science and the human body system. Learning is enhanced with activities and instruction on the SMARTboard.
In fourth grade Social Studies, students focus on five themes of geography: Location, Place, Human-environment interaction, Movement, and Regions. They also study Florida History, which covers the state’s early history, Native Americans, European Explorers, and Catholic Missionaries. Additionally, they learn about Florida’s path to statehood, state government, and famous Floridians who have impacted the state. To make the learning more immersive, they take a guided field trip to St. Augustine, where they experience history first-hand. Students also learn how to effectively read and use charts, graphs, political and physical maps. The classroom is equipped with SMARTboards to enhance the learning experience, and the text is also available online for students to access at home.