Spiritual training is of the utmost importance. Lessons center on learning and applying biblical truths to everyday life while drawing every student into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Language and Reading
Students study sentence structure, punctuation, capitalization rules, and parts of speech. A strong emphasis is placed on creative writing, while self-expression is encouraged through the many opportunities given for original works.
Reading lessons focus on good oral presentation of the written language, comprehension, and vocabulary. An appreciation of poetry and quality literature is our goal.
Each daily lesson is broken down into speed tests, review of previously taught material, hands on instruction time, class practice, and finally individual mastery. Topics covered in the fourth grade are; addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, basic geometry, measurements, time, money, and graphing.
Excellence in handwriting is promoted in every subject. A daily lesson focuses on proper letter formation, spacing, and neatness.
Students review spelling rules through a weekly spelling list. Dictionary skills, vocabulary, and phonics keys are taught throughout each weekly lesson. Applying spelling words to practical writing is a goal of our curriculum.
History and Geography
Instruction in map reading, as well as, general knowledge of the geography of the world is taught daily.
History is examined from a biblical, Christian perspective. Students explore the foundation and beginning of the United States on through the expansion of the west. A unit on the state of Oregon is taught and a state report written.
Fourth grade science uses God’s Word and biblical perspective to interpret the world of science. Experiments, demonstrations, and hands-on activities are woven throughout each unit.
Students learn the importance of healthy eating and exercise. A study of the body from bones to organs makes this an important topic for every fourth grader. Proper posture and safety completes this subject.
Becoming familiar with the basics of computer technology and proper keyboarding is the goal of our weekly lessons. Students are taught through highly entertaining games and fun challenges.
Through a study of history’s great artists the fourth grader learns to appreciate many different styles of art. Art projects give students a chance to explore their own creative talents.