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Welcome to 4th Grade!

Discover what makes this year special, from world biomes dioramas and the Schooner Sultana, to St. Leonie Aviat's Mass and our spring show.

 

English Language Arts

Students focus on daily reading and writing. Instruction covers reading, writing, grammar, spelling, listening, and speaking. 

Students are exposed to novels, short stories, articles, and the MacMillan/McGraw-Hill reading series, Treasures, from which reading strategies and vocabulary words are learned and applied. Weekly spelling, review, and challenge words are also an element of the program.

Focusing on the Six Traits of Writing: Ideas, Organization, Voice, Word Choice, Sentence Fluency & Conventions, and Presentation, students apply their writing skills to mini-lessons, grammar exercises, and a writing journal.

Mathematics

The backbone of the Singapore Math program is number sense instruction, model drawing, and mental math, which teaches students to progress from concrete to pictorial to abstract representations. Concepts covered include place value, comparing numbers, multiplying, dividing, fractions, decimals, line plots, calculating measures of central tendency (mean, median, mode, range), graphing, measuring angles using a protractor, and finding area and perimeter.

Science

Students explore science through the LabLearner program. Units of study include: Microscopes & Magnification, Chemistry, Forms of Energy, Ecosystems & Adaptations, Light & Optics, and Nutrition. Investigations follow a pre-lab, hands-on lab study, and post-lab format. 

Social Studies

Curriculum consists of the U. S. government, the five major regions of the United States, including their people and customs, early American history, a study of the state of Maryland and its Colonial history, and map studies. Students learn all 50 states & capitals, as well as their location on the map.

Religion

Through the series, Christ Our Life, students know, proclaim, and share the Catholic faith. Each lesson integrates Scripture, Catholic doctrine and tradition, as well as the Church's social teachings. The Sacraments are studied in depth, as well as the Commandments and the Beatitudes.