Fourth Grade

By: Craig Crook

November 28, 2017

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Language Arts

A whole language-phonics based approach is used in reading. Fluency and comprehension in
reading are key and are reinforced with increased emphasis in vocabulary, spelling, and writing.
Nouns, pronouns, verbs, adverbs, and adjectives are explored at a greater depth within the writing lessons. Throughout the curriculum, proper handwriting techniques are reinforced.

Math

Learning expands on and beyond adding and subtracting. Multiplication and division of whole
numbers is explored. Fractions and geometry concepts are introduced at a greater depth than
before. Measurement in English and metric standards, time, and problem solving round off the
total program.

Science

A general science curriculum continues with study of living things, animal and plant growth and
adaptations, human body systems, ecosystems, earthquakes and volcanoes, fossils, weather
conditions, matter and energy, magnetism, electricity, geology, and the solar system. Concepts are reinforced by inferences through hands-on experiments.

Social Studies

Through field trips and classroom study, fourth graders explore the history of the state of Indiana and its relation to the other areas of the United States. Map reading and plotting skills are expanded. State reports give students research and public speaking opportunities.

Religion

Will, conscience, and response to the love of God is discussed in ligt of actions of right or wrong. Bible stories are studied as well as the Ten Commandments in light of how they changed lives in the past and in the future. Preparation for an all-school All Saints Day Celebration is made by the students. Students attend Mass twice a week.

Computers

Students are introduced to software that aids in the creation of spreadsheets and databases. With exposure to a variety of software, students often explore word processing and multimedia. The Internet is introduced through demonstrations and various activities.

Art

Art is taught using Discipline Based Art Education (DBAE) which includes art history, art
production, development of the ability to describe and express your own feelings about a piece of art, development of the ability to criticize a piece of art constructively. Each grade level “scaffolds” or builds on the grade level before it. Vocabulary and techniques used increase in difficulty with the cognitive abilities of that grade level. In grade four, students produce projects based on the art of a famous artist. For example, a possible lesson theme could be on Matisse cut outs or pencil color mixing with the “Masters.”

Other lessons add depth to the ways a student makes are such as creating sculptures from copper wire. All projects reinforce the art theories introduced in previous grades: perspective, color, shading, texture, 2-D art, 3-D art, and line.

Library

Students delve further into the Dewey Decimal system as well as what goes onto a card in
the card catalog. Selection of books is more independent. Lessons expand into further
exploration of resource materials including dictionaries and encyclopedias.

Music

With a firm foundation of beginning music theory in place, students begin to read music and play a recorder. New music theory can include: understanding lines and spaces, musical terms, meter, and test counting. Students delve further into musical styles, form and expressive melody.

Physical Education

Activities are planned to help children develop appropriate motor skills beginning with the
fundamental skills. These skills lead to specific sport skills that can turn into lifetime activities.

SCRIP Sales

During School Season

  • Wednesday 5:30-6:30pm Parish Center
  • Thursday 7:30-9:30am Parish Center
  • Every 2nd and 4th SUNDAY (and prior Saturday evening) in the Parish Center
  • After Saturday evening Mass until 6:15pm
  • After all Sunday morning Masses (7, 9, and 11am)

KidMail on Tuesdays when school is in session, including early dismissal days.

SCRIP Coordinators

  • Jodi Deiser (420-8999)
  • Carol Laisure (483-2015)

What Others Say

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2016-09-06T00:59:22+00:00
SCRIP is a great way to supplement your tuition at St. Jude. I always get my family involved by having them purchase SCRIP through me. Each year, I have enough in my SCRIP account to take care of my May payment and allow for a credit for the next year’s tuition. If you plan ahead and stock up, SCRIP is a great way to support yourself through tuition. It is also a great way for those without kids at St. Jude’s to support the tuition assistance program.

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2016-09-06T00:59:41+00:00
SCRIP is such a great program and easy to use when planning ahead. I love it every year when I get that statement that tells I’ve earned enough to cover the May payment! Bonus!! Our number 1 use is Kroger—we use the card for groceries and gas at a discount! Double bonus!!

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2016-09-06T01:00:08+00:00
My sister always used SCRIP but we didn’t because we just would forget. Now that our daughter is in school, I realize how easy it is and what we have been missing. SCRIP has been amazing. The variety of shops, restaurants, etc., is great, plus it is easy to use the special order/prepay format. I love the program!

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2016-09-06T01:00:23+00:00
Over the past year, I have saved close to $500 on my tuition! I purchase my weekly groceries at Scott’s/Kroger’s, my gas at either Marathon or Speedway, and on Saturdays, I treat myself to my favorite Starbucks coffee. I’m glad I tried the program.