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Fourth Grade Curriculum

Holy Spirit students in Fourth
 Grade will:

  • Develop an understanding of the Christian way of life
  • Understand that we are called to live life as Jesus did: choosing a life of love, service and obedience to God
  • Examine concepts of right and wrong based on Christian teaching and the Ten Commandments
  • Appreciate the Sacrament of Reconciliation as a sign of God’s love
Operations and Algebraic Thinking
  • Use the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) with whole numbers to solve problems
  • Gain familiarity with factors and multiples
  • Generate and analyze patterns
Number and Operations in Base Ten
  • Generalize place value understanding for multi-digit whole numbers
  • Use place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi-digit arithmetic
Number and Operations Fractions
  • Extend understanding of fraction equivalence and ordering
  • Build fractions from unit fractions by extending and applying previous understandings of operations on whole numbers
  • Understand decimal notation for fractions and compare decimal fractions
Measurement and Data
  • Solve problems involving measurement and conversion of measurements from a larger unit to a smaller unit
  • Represent and interpret data
  • Understand concepts of angle and measure angles (geometric measurement)
  • Draw and identify lines and angles
  • Classify shapes by properties of their lines and angles
  • Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text
  • Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text
  • Discover the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including those that allude to significant characters found in mythology
  • Compare and contrast the point of view from which different stories are narrated, including the difference between first and third person narrations
  • Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reason and evidence
  • Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly
  • Write, plan and deliver narratives to develop real and imagined experiences or events using effective techniques including clear description, ascriptive details, and clear event sequences
  • Produce clear and coherent writing
  • Use technology to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others
  • Conduct short research projects that build knowledge through investigation of a topic
  • Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection and research
  • Demonstrate an understanding of physical and human geographic features that define places and regions in California
  • Describe the social, political, cultural and economic life and interactions among people in California from the pre-Columbian societies to the Spanish mission and Mexican rancho periods
  • Explain the economic, social and political life in California from the establishment of the Bear Flag Republic throughout the Mexican American War, the Gold Rush and the granting of statehood.
  • Articulate how California became an agricultural and industrial power, tracing the transformation of the California economy and its political and cultural development since the 1850’s
  • Understand the structures, functions and powers of the local, state, and federal governments as described in the U.S. Constitution
  • Review all the notes, rests and music symbols they learned in third grade
  • Learn to play hand bells for the Advent Program
  • Add the bass clef notes to their musical knowledge
  • Play music bingo and other music games to help them identify the notes of the staff and will learn new music symbols. 
  • Learn about modern composers and their impact on music as we know it today
  • Sing and develop choreography for them 
  • Perform in the Advent Program and the Spring Sing musical program
  • Music class meets once per week for 40 minutes.