Fourth Grade

2” - ring loose-leaf notebook
2 red grading pens
24 #2 pencils - pencil top erasers, and extra pencils
Wide-ruled notebook paper (to fit a 2-ring notebook not college-ruled) at least 2 packages to begin the year! We use a lot of paper!
Highlighter
2 family size boxes of Kleenex
Map pencils
Large box Crayola crayons
12” ruler (needs both inches and centimeters)
4 rolls of paper towels
Assorted colored markers for art (not the small ones) - optional
Glue – like Elmer’s – not glue sticks
Pencil bag, or box
Germ X sanitizer, or similar brand
Clorox wipes - Large size
EXPO dry erase markers fine tip or broad
1 small hand soap (antibacterial)
$5.00 agenda fee

Spanish Supply List -- This is separate and in addition to Classroom Supplies.
1 - pocket folder
1 pack of notebook paper
1 pack of pencils sharpened
16 pack Crayola Crayons
Pencil bags
1 pack of Index Cards on a ring or bound

Fredonia Hill Baptist Academy
Grade Four Schedule
8:00-8:30 Bible- prayer, pledges, scripture (Tuesday-Chapel 8:15-8:40)
8:30-9:15 Math
9:15-10:00  Reading
10:00-10:15 Snack & Bathroom Break
10:15-11:00 English
11:00-11:30 Spelling
11:30-12:00 Computer- (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) History- (Tuesday, Thursday)
12:00-12:30 Lunch
12:30-1:00 P.E. - (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) Music- (Tuesday, Thursday)
1:00-1:30 P.E. - (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) Spanish- (Tuesday, Thursday)
1:30-2:00 Science- (Tuesday, Thursday) Library- (1:30-1:50 on dates scheduled on library calendar)
2:00-2:30 Break
2:30-2:55 Write homework assignments in agendas, complete any unfinished work from day, prepare for dismissal  
3:00  Dismissal

PROGRAM FOR FOURTH GRADE

 

CHRISTIAN TEACHINGS

Bible study - A Beka Curriculum
Scripture memory
Prayers
Chapel
A Beka Bible Curriculum

 

READING – Bob Jones University: Reading 4

 Literal, interpretive and critical appreciative levels of reading
Cause and effect
Sequence events
Draw conclusions
Predict outcomes
Fact/opinion
Comparative/superlatives
Main idea
Relevant/irrelevant information
Place/size/time relationships
Setting, plot, conflict, crisis, flashback, main character
Point of view, foreshadowing, moral, personification, good/evil elements
Distinguishing genres
Mood, haiku, simile, metaphor, hyperbole, idiom, onomatopoeia, imagery

 

MATHEMATICS – A Beka Book:  Arithmetic 4

Place value of whole numbers and decimals
Mastery of fundamental operations
Story problems
Estimating answers
English and metric measures
Converting measures within the same system and solving measurement equations
Roman numerals
Addition, subtraction, and multiplication involving fractions
Estimation
Averaging
Factoring
Divisibility rules
Making change
Reading a thermometer
Solving equations using addition and subtraction axioms
Graphs and scale drawing
Basic geometric shapes
Perimeter and area
Using an English and metric ruler
Time lapse

 

WRITING – Spalding Method

Improvement of cursive writing
Correct forms (paragraphs, letters)

 

ENGLISH – Bob Jones English 4

Parts of Speech

Noun:  common, proper, singular, plural, irregular possessive; abbreviation; as a subject, object and predicate non
Verb:  action, linking, helping; present, past, and future tenses
Pronoun:  subject, object, possessive
Adjective:  article, predicate adjective, comparative, superlative
Adverb; preposition
Clauses

Sentence Structure

Sentence; fragment; run-on-sentence; compound sentence
Sentence parts:  complete subject, complete predicate, simple subject, simple predicate
Compound subjects; compound predicates; clauses:  independent, dependent; introductory phrases; prepositional phrases; diagramming

Conventions

Capitalization:  proper nouns, titles, abbreviations
Punctuation:  period question mark, exclamation point, comma, apostrophe

Usage

Homophones, pronoun reference; contractions; often-confused verbs; double negatives; prefixes; suffixes
Subject/verb agreement

Writing Skills
Writing Process:  Plan, Draft, Revise, Proofread, Publish
Writing Traits:  Ideas, Organization, Word Choice, Conventions
Writing Conference with teacher and peer
Organizational Tools:  character web, events/details chart, opinion chart, outline, plot pyramid, T-chart, time-order chart, Venn diagram, word web
Rubric for self-assessment
Proofreading marks to improve writing and make corrections
Using a dictionary
Using a thesaurus
Writing Projects
Shared writing
Independent writing
Paragraph Development
Poetry:  Haiku, Acrostic poem
Personal narrative, friendly letter, instructions, compare-contrast essay, book review, tall tale, research report, business letter

Study & Reference Skills
Reference skills:  parts of a book:  title page,  table of contents, glossary; library:  electronic catalog; encyclopedia; atlas; periodicals
Dictionary skills:  alphabetical order, guide word, parts of an entry, multiple definitions
Study skills:  taking notes, outline

Listening & Speaking Skills

Speaking skill:  read a narrative aloud

 

SCIENCE – Understanding God’s Word

Plants:  provision for man and beast
Animals – insects:  miniature marvels of creation; birds: winged wonders
Matter:  water, air, and weather
Energy:  sound and hearing
Earth and space – Geology:  planet earth; Oceanography: wonders of the sea; Astronomy:  consider the heavens

 

SOCIAL STUDIES – Texas History

First people
Explorers in Texas
First mission
Texas revolution
Republic  of Texas
Statehood
People in Texas

 

PHONICS – The Spalding Method

 

MUSIC

Songs
Listening and appreciation
Rhythms

 

ART

Crafts
Painting

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Large motor skills
Coordination
Following directions
Sportsmanship
Basic games and team sports

 

CITIZENSHIP AND BEHAVIOR

Patriotic activitis
Classroom behavior and attentiveness
Work habits
Respect for authority
Respect for others
Social maturity

 

SPANISH

Vocabulary
Simple Sentences

 

TESTING

Stanford Achievement Test

 

REPORTING

Nine-week report cards
Parent Conferences
Fall
Spring

Kindergarten – 8th Grade:

 

GIRLS

*Straps on shirts, dresses, or blouses must be three inches in width 

*No strapless or one shoulder dresses or blouses are permitted

*No halter tops

*No clothing that is see –through or reveals the midsection is allowed

*Skirts, dresses, and shorts must be finger-tip length

*Shorts and pants must be made of cotton, cotton polyester, khaki, or blue jean material.  Shorts and pants made of spandex, Lycra, nylon, satin, etc. are not allowed unless worn with a dress that is fingertip length

*Appropriate undergarments should be worn, depending on the physical maturity of the student (Students in Kindergarten and first grade must wear shorts under their dresses or skirts)

*No caps will be worn inside the school

 

BOYS

*T-shirts, shorts, jeans, pants, sweatpants are allowed

*Boys’ shirts must have sleeves

*No caps will be worn inside the school

 

Chapel Dress Code

 

Chapel is on Tuesday

 

Kindergarten – 8th Grade:

 

GIRLS

*Fingertip length dress or skirt

 

BOYS

*Long pants & a shirt with a collar.  The shirt must be tucked in. 

 

Tennis shoes MUST be worn during physical education.

 

The principal has the authority to make final decisions for questionable attire.