Class Curriculum

Religion

  • Recognize that the Holy Spirit was sent on Pentecost
  • Actively participate in public worship in Church
  • Demonstrate by word and deed our call to spread the Good News
  • Explain how the Church is the body of Christ
  • Introduce the liturgical seasons of the year
  • Recognize that the sacraments give us the grace to live as Jesus
  • List the Ten Commandments
  • State how each of the Ten Commandments are guides to making responsible moral choices
  • Demonstrate respect for life by actions and words
  • Relate the Apostles Creed to Scripture
  • Realize we share eternal life in the kingdom of God
  • Explain the Feast of the Assumption of Mary
  • Know the mysteries of the Rosary detail and honor the lives of Jesus and Mary

Mathematics

  • Read and write whole numbers in the millions
  • Compare and order whole numbers and decimals to three decimal places
  • Add and subtract decimals to the hundredths decimal place
  • Recognize the order of operations for addition and subtraction
  • Solve problems involving multiplication and division of whole numbers and understand the relationship between the operations
  • Multiply a four-digit number by a two-digit number with regrouping
  • Divide a three-digit dividend by a two-digit divisor
  • Identify and use properties of numbers
  • Estimate decimal sums and differences
  • Identify the place value of any digit through hundred thousand decimal place
  • Identify, read, and write mixed numbers
  • Add and subtract fractions with like denominators
  • Compare and order fractions using pictures
  • Factor numbers up to 100 and determine common factors of two numbers
  • Find the missing number in a sequence
  • Identify and classify lines as parallel, perpendicular, or intersecting
  • Introduce the definitions of different quadrilaterals
  • Label graphs using appropriate titles
  • Find the mean, median, and mode of a set of numbers

Science

  • Plan and investigate experiments using all steps of the scientific method
  • Know that a model of something is different from the real thing, but is a learning tool
  • Make predictions based on data from picture graphs, bar graphs, and line graphs
  • Research and report on a science topic
  • Identify ways that, with scientific processes, people can solve problems, make decisions, and form ideas.
  • Know that adaptations to their environment may increase the survival of the species
  • Understand that what benefits one organism may be harmful to other organisms
  • Review important health and safety issues
  • Know how the energy of the sun can be captured as a source of heat and light on earth
  • Know characteristics of all the planets
  • Know that gravity is the force that keeps planets arranged around the sun, the moon, and the earth
  • Know that velocity describes a change in distance over time
  • Identify the Periodic Table of Elements as the building blocks of matter
  • Know that matter can undergo chemical or physical changes

Language Arts

  • Use decoding skills Apply knowledge of words
  • Use knowledge of root words to determine the meaning of unknown words within a passage
  • Distinguish and interpret words with multiple meanings
  • Introduce word analogies
  • Identify structural patterns in text to strengthen comprehension
  • Make and confirm predictions about text by using prior knowledge and ideas within the text
  • Use a variety of comprehension strategies to a variety of genre
  • Evaluate new information and hypotheses by testing them against known information and ideas
  • Compare and contrast information on the same topic after reading several passage or articles
  • Distinguish between cause and effect and between fact and opinion in expository text
  • Identify the structural differences and read imaginative forms of literature, including fiction, drama, historical fiction, fantasies, fables, legends and fairy tales
  • Identify nonfiction texts
  • Explain and identify the main events of the plot, their causes, and the influence of those events on future actions/resolution
  • Identify author’s purpose in a text
  • Read and organize information to aid comprehension
  • Make inferences and draw conclusions about story elements
  • Identify the similarities and differences of characters, settings and events in reading selections
  • Explain how the attitudes and values that exist in a time period affect stories and informational articles written during that time period
  • Define figurative language and identify its use in literature
  • Generate ideas before writing on a self-selected, assigned story or topic of two paragraphs
  • Use a variety of prewriting strategies to establish a purpose for writing which focuses on a central idea or topic
  • Use various reference materials to gather information
  • Vary language according to situation, audience and purpose
  • Write responses to literature. Writing should demonstrate an understanding of the literary work and provide support details from the story
  • Write appropriate book reports

Social Studies

  • Demonstrate correct usage of longitude and latitude lines in finding sets of coordinates on a map
  • Use geographic tools to create charts, graphs, or labeled maps
  • Create a map of the earth’s seven continents and five major oceans
  • Define primary and secondary sources of information
  • State human criteria used to create social, political, and economic divisions of the Earth’s surface
  • Identify variations in population density in Florida
  • Identify the symbols of Florida
  • Define climate and describe Florida’s climate
  • Describe selected physical features of Florida
  • Explain ways geographic features influenced the exploration, colonization, and expansion of Florida
  • Identify St. Augustine, Florida as the location of the first established parish and Catholic community in Florida
  • Explain the impact of Spanish/Catholic influence on the establishment of Florida as a colony
  • Explain reasons that immigrants came to Florida and list selected contributions from various ethnic groups
  • State ways various cultures contributed to the unique social, cultural, economic, and political features of Florida
  • Relate the contributions of selected significant men and women of all cultures to Florida’s history
  • Identify selected economic, political, and social, and technological transformations that have taken place in Florida since its founding
  • Use maps, globes, charts, graphs, and other geographic tools to gather and interpret data and to draw conclusions about physical patterns in Florida
  • Identify major cities of Florida and reasons for their historical, geographical, governmental, or economic importance
  • Apply the basics of a market economy to the city in which we live
  • Explain the basic concept of budget

Supply List

Classroom Supplies
  • 2 boxes of #2 Pencils 24 count
  • 1 box of eraser tops
  • 1 jumbo glue stick
  • 2 wide-ruled composition notebook
  • 1 box 16 count Crayola Crayons
  • 1 box 8 count Crayola Markers
  • 1 box 8 to 12 count Crayola Colored Pencils
  • 1 pack of Expo Dry Erase Markers (any color/wide point)
  • 1 Durable Pencil Pouch-Zipper Style (No Boxes)
  • 4 Durable 2-Pocket Folders (No Clasps/No Black)
  • 1 Highlighter
  • 2 Packages of Wide-Ruled Loose Leaf Paper
  • 1 Ream of Astrobrights Colored Copy Paper
  • 1 Hand Sanitizer/Pump Style
  • 2 rolls of Paper Towels
  • 2 Boxes of Tissues
  • 1 Container of Clorox Wipes
Supplies For Specials: Art, Music, Spanish
  • 1 Black Binder (1 inch)
  • 2 boxes of #2 Pencils
  • 1 Container of Clorox Wipes
  • 2 Jumbo Glue Stick
  • 1 Durable 2- Pocket Folder
  • 1 Wide-Ruled Composition Notebook

Summer Reading List

Welcome to 4th Grade!! As part of your preparation for next year, we
challenge you to read as many books as you can this summer! Read
the books of your choice! You are also required to read and meditate
on the scripture readings below.

Also, please review your multiplication facts through the twelves
table. All fourth graders must know their facts automatically in order
to successfully move through the math curriculum. Please continue
to practice your cursive writing over the summer, too. We are going
to have a great year and keeping your skills sharp over the summer
will help to ensure your academic success.

Remember, you will be able to take AR tests on your summer reading
books so read carefully for comprehension. Happy Reading!

Scripture Readings
Old Testament
  • Exodus 19:1-11
  • Exodus 20:1-17
New Testament
  • Matthew 5:13-20
  • Matthew 19:16-30
Suggested 4th Grade Books
Series to Read:
  • Who Would Win
  • Who Was...
  • Nancy Drew
  • Mouse and the Motorcycle
  • Little House on the Prairie
  • The Boxcar Children
Authors to Read
  • Patricia Polacco
  • Ronald Dahl
  • Beverly Clearly
  • Judy Blume
  • Andrew Clements