Welcome to fourth grade at SGES!!
Fourth grade is a wonderful time to broaden math skills, to expand critical thinking and reasoning concepts, investigate new ideas in science, and to continue developing writing mechanics and literature interpretation. Fourth grade is involved hands-on in all core subjects, and participates in chapel, PE, art, music, Spanish, and technology.
– Everyday Math from University of Chicago curriculum
-Grammar, spelling, vocabulary development, reading comprehension skills, and writing and literature appreciation are all covered
-Guided reading groups while learning comprehension skills and strategies
-Curriculum utilizes literature circles, in which the students discuss their reading experiences of class novels
-Literature selections include A Christmas Carol, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Mouse and the Motorcycle, and My Side of the Mountain.
–Technology labs practice technological skills
-Map skills reviewed throughout the class
-Hands-on learning of various places around the world including the geography and culture of the seven continents, ending with a “Taste of the World” while creating dishes from various countries.
-Fourth grade science provides children with hands-on learning experiences that allow them to relate what they learn in the classroom to their daily lives.
-Topics covered in fourth grade science are:
the water cycle
earth and space
light and sound
states of matter
the human body.
-Students participate in “The Human Body Olympics” at the end of the school year. Games demonstrate the different functions of each system of the body.