An atmosphere of faith and love.

Grade 4

SES nurtures the development of each student to achieve their spiritual, intellectual, physical and social potential. Catholic values matter!

Curriculum that exceeds all standards.

Religion

Blest Are We RCL Benziger
Fourth grade students will learn the content of our Catholic faith, celebrate it in worship, connect it to their everyday life, and learn to pray. Students will learn about God’s goodness, Jesus as the Son of God, the Holy Spirit, the Church, and social justice. Students will learn the Scripture stories of creation and the Last Supper, understand that God reveals himself through the Trinity, recognize that our relationship with God is based on the first three commandments, as well as learn the Ten Commandments and Beatitudes. Students will also realize the significance of the gift of Baptism, learn about Pentecost and the Trinity, the sacrament of Confirmation, and explore ways they can live according to God’s will. Fourth grade students will also learn about the Church calendar time periods of Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter and Ordinary Time.

Structure and method that enhances critical thinking.

Math

GoMath! Houghton Mifflin
Fourth grade students will become proficient in addition and subtraction of multi-digit numbers, place-value, comparing and ordering numbers, decimals, division, estimation, fractions, mental math, problem solving, mixed numbers, and multiplication. Students will also learn the associative, commutative, distributive, and zero properties of algebra. In geometry, students will learn basic figures, angles, line segments, and symmetry. In measurement, students will learn area and perimeter, capacity, length, money, temperature, time, volume, and weight and mass. Students will also learn data analysis and probability.

Language Arts

Journeys Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Fourth grade students will learn sentence structure, nouns, verbs, adjectives, capitalization and punctuation, pronouns, adverbs and prepositions. Students will learn the writing process, parts of a story, and revising strategies. They will write to express opinions, to persuade, personal narratives, instructions, as well as research reports. Students will read a variety of genres throughout the year. Students will also learn word structure, spelling, vocabulary, fluency, comprehension strategies and skills, as well as critical thinking skills. Students will also learn story setting, sequencing, cause and effect relationships, an author’s purpose, character, theme, text structure, and how to use context clues. Students will also draw conclusions, make generalizations and predictions based on what they have read.

Science

Scott Foresman
Fourth grade students will study life science, physical science, and earth science. They will learn about earth’s land, properties of matter, systems in living things, magnetism and electricity, weather and climate, and populations & ecosystems. Students will learn the life processes of plants and animals; structure of plant and animal cells; human digestive, respiratory, circulatory, and excretory systems; life cycles of plants and animals; dynamic interactions of living and nonliving things in an ecosystem; how energy and matter flow through an ecosystem; biomes; biodiversity; physical properties; states; effects of heat loss or gain and of physical and chemical changes; how moving water, wind, and ice shape the land; natural resources and conservation efforts; consequences of producing and disposing of trash; earth’s atmosphere; effects of changes in the air on weather; the water cycle; weather patterns and predictions; seasonal weather changes and climate.

Social Studies

Our Country and Its Regions Macmillan/McGraw Hill
Fourth grade students will learn about the United States and its regions. Students will learn about our county’s land, climate, and resources. Fourth graders will learn about the Southeast, including information about the Mississippi River, Sequoyah and the Cherokee Native Americans, Thomas Jefferson, and the Declaration of Independence. Students will also learn about the Northeast; the Appalachian Mountains, the Iroquois Confederacy, Paul Revere and the American Revolution, as well as use latitude and longitude. The Middle Western environment is the third region discussed in fourth grade. Students will learn about the interior plains, use map scales and reference sources. Students will learn about the Southwest including information about the Grand Canyon, the Navajo, and. cattle drives. The final region discussed is the West. This section covers information about the Central Valley, reading road maps, the Gold Rush, and pioneers of women’s rights. Students in fourth grade also study Florida history.