Fourth grade is a busy year for students at St. Paul Parish School. Students learn how to manage their time and improve their level of organization as they grow in their understanding of the faith. New study skills are emphasized and students begin using binders.
Fourth graders study Oregon and take field trips to the state Capitol building, Dorris Ranch, The Lane County Historical Museum, and Mt. Angel. Students learn about the Oregon Trail as well as participating in a Pioneer Day at school.
Students also complete a general study of the United States, create a state report, make their own map and host a state luncheon. We end the year with a research paper about an important American, design a project and students present a Living American Day.
4th GRADE CURRICULUM (focal points)
Scripture, ten commandments, Jesus, Holy Spirit, saints, social justice, the Church
Reading: fluency, accuracy, comprehension, and vocabulary
Writing: spelling, grammar, writing in different modes, oral and written reports, cursive writing
Decimals and fractions, multiplication and division, area of two-dimensional shapes
Living and non-living things, interaction and change, scientific inquiry, engineering design
Steps to Respect, God’s Own Making, Called to Protect, Second Steps, skin, chemical substances, nutrition
States and regions, Lewis and Clark, Oregon Trail