Fourth grade students develop comprehension through strategies, questions, and activities before, during, and after reading. Students develop their writing through writing projects that focus on the parts of speech such as:
- Nouns as a subject, object, and predicate
- Verbs and especially the easily-confused verbs
- Previewing pronouns
- Adjectives as predicate and proper
- Comparative and superlative adverbs
- The objects of a preposition and prepositional phrases
- Personal narrative
- Friendly letter with instructions
- Comparative/contrasting essay
- Book review
- Tall tale
- Research Report (Presented at the Freeze Museum)
- Business Letter
- Acrostic Poem
- Create and perform a play with a cast
Accurate computation is developed as students apply their knowledge of place value to multiplication and division. They are also encouraged to use reasoning skills to estimate answers. Students are introduced to STEM activities. They develop a better understanding of fractions, geometry, measurements, and pre-algebra skills.
During fourth grade, students will complete fifteen STEM projects.
In a narrative approach to American history, famous people come to life during the student presentations in the Freeze Museum. Major events, changes in ways of travel, communication, and thinking are covered and students learn how America camt to be a nation.
- Nevada State Notebook
- Presidential research report and presentation
- Memorial Day on-campus parade using each student's creative talent to showcase why we celebrate Memorial Day
In fourth grade, students begin to understand the difference between Earth Science, Life Science, and Physical Science.
- Earth Science: Changes in landforms, soil, natural resources, water and oceans, and the moon
- Life Science: Students study insects, spiders, plants, ecosystems, animal needs, and defenses. They also discover the intricacies of the human eyes, the digestive, skeletal, and muscular systems, as well as nutrition.
- Physical Science: Students learn about forces and machines, electricity, magnetism, light, and human vision.
- A marine mobile
- Moon landscape
- An insect
- A planter
- A model of an eye
- Draw insects
- Design a machine
- Assorted fruit seed projects
- Gather and classify leaves
- Keep an ant farm
- Circuit work with magnets
- Conduct moon observations and learn to identify its phases
Utilizing "Pathway of Promise," students learn that the Bible is the only inspired and authoritative message from God by following the Bible's one story through the Old Testament and highlighting the theme of redemption as it unfolds.