Grade 4 Curriculum

What are we doing in 4th grade?  What AREN’T we doing!?!

Fourth grade is a big year!  We do our saint banners and state projects, rockets and worm composting, Junior Achievement and biographies of our buddies in preschool.  Below is just a quick overview of what we’re doing this year.


Blest Are We, Silver Burdett

  • Mass structure
  • Liturgy planning
  • Saints and holy people
  • Ten Commandments
  • The Beatitudes
  • Scripture study
  • Sacraments
  • Holy Days
  • Service Hours

Language Arts

Reading (Scott Foresman)

D’Nealian Handwriting (Scott Foresman)

Everyday Spelling (Scott Foresman)

Voyages in English (Loyola Press)

  • Genre studies
  • Text structure
  • Writing, editing and publishing
  • Research skills
  • Grammar, spelling, vocabulary and handwriting
  • Written and oral presentations


Science (Scott Foresman)

  • Scientific Method
  • Animal/plant structure
  • Environmental studies
  • Vermi-composting
  • Waste reduction
  • Matter, force and motion
  • Electricity and magnetism
  • Light and sound
  • Weather
  • Body systems

Social Studies

Regions (Scott Foresman)

  • Regions of the United States
  • Climate
  • Government
  • Natural resources
  • Diversity
  • People and events
  • Individual state projects for each region


Math (McGraw/Hill)

  • Multiplication and division
  • Time, data and graphs
  • Place value and money
  • Measurement
  • Geometry
  • Fractions
  • Probability
  • Decimals max