Language Arts – Bob Jones / Concerned Communications

Reading

  • Oral reading
  • Reading comprehension
  • Speed reading
  • Vocabulary building
  • Novel study Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt

Penmanship

Review of cursive writing formation through skill practice, word games, spelling words, original composition, and sentence dictation.

Spelling

  • Weekly word lists

Language

  • Sentence structure
  • Kinds of sentences
  • Capitalization and punctuation facts
  • Contractions, possessives, and plurals
  • Friendly letters, business letters, and post cards
  • Subjects and predicates-simple and compound
  • Subject and verb agreement
  • Diagramming
  • Dictionary skills
  • Abbreviations
  • Book reports
  • Creative writing

Science – ACSI Purposeful Design

  • Salmon life cycle
  • Health and human biology
  • Physical earth science
  • Hydrosphere
  • Atmosphere
  • Solar systems
  • Life science – systems of life

Arithmetic – Saxon


History and Geography – A Beka

  • Map study
  • State history
  • The Years of Discovery
  • The Years of Conquest
  • The First Americans
  • The English Come to America
  • New England Colonies
  • The Middle and Southern Colonies
  • A Picture of Colonial Life
  • The Great Awakening
  • The French and Indian War
  • The American Revolution
  • Building a New Nation
  • Our Nation Grows
  • The Civil War

Bible – Bob Jones

  • Memory verses and application projects
  • Bible stories
  • Character traits of God

Computers

  • Keyboarding using Mavis Beacon and instructor lessons – Goal: 15 wpm
  • Projects using Microsoft Office 2012 tools:
  • Word (word processing)
  • PowerPoint (presentations)
  • Excel (spreadsheets)
  • Internet Explorer
  • Internet safety

Enrichment Classes Taught by Specialists

  • Art
  • Chapel
  • Computer Lab
  • Library
  • Music
  • P.E.
  • Science Lab
  • Spanish

Fourth Grade Homework:

  • Monthly History memory
  • Monthly Bible memory
  • Weekly spelling test
  • Preparation for subject tests
  • Spelling packets
  • Reading
  • Unfinished class work
  • Projects and book reports:
  • September – Washington State fact box,
  • October – Student’s choice book report,
  • January – Mystery book report,
  • March – Biography book report,
  • April – Washington Industry report,
  • May – Fantasy book report,
  • May – Science Fair