Grade 4


  • encourage acceptance of Christ as personal Savior
  • show concern for others
  • demonstrate a forgiving spirit
  • encourage an acceptance of those different than ourselves
  • learn to be responsible for one’s own actions
  • understand the development of the written Bible
  • become aware that God works through his people to influence world powers
  • recall the general content of the first eight books of the Bible
  • discuss stories of Samuel
  • understand why God rejected Saul as king and chose David instead
  • discuss the stories of David and Solomon
  • recall the stories of Daniel and Esther
  • recall the stories of the rulers and prophets of Israel
  • recall the story of the events leading up to Israel’s exile
  • recall the stories of the rulers and prophets of Judah
  • understand God’s great love in allowing Judah to return to Canaan
  • overview the New Testament







  • understand that language is a gift from God
  • understand books from a Christian world view
  • develop a love for reading
  • use five steps of the writing process
  • become familiar with application of eight great writing traits
  • write complete sentences and organize writing in paragraphs
  • apply rules of capitalization, punctuation, and verb tenses
  • identify use of synonyms, antonyms, and homonyms
  • learn the  parts of speech and classify three standard English sentence patterns
  • learn proper forms of friendly and business letters
  • develop vocabulary through literature and dictionary skills
  • write narratives, informative reports, and book reports
  • understand similes and metaphors
  • identify four parts of a story – characters, setting, plot, resolution
  • understand the author’s style and point of view
  • recognize feelings, actions, traits, and motives of characters
  • recognize misspelled words
  • spell words that do not fit predictable patterns
  • learn to spell words according to phonetic rules
  • form cursive letters properly
  • learn prefixes and suffixes
  • develop comprehension skills including inference, sequence, cause and effect, figurative language, predictions, and fact or opinion
  • presentations of oral reports, book reports, and creative writing projects
  • write research reports on various topics, which are integrated with other subject areas



A wide variety of books are read aloud to the class, some favorites are listed below:

  • Chucaro:  Wild Pony of the Pampa
  • Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • A Christmas Carol
  • The Door in the Wall
  • Number the Stars
  • Pilgrim’s Progress



  • understand God’s world as a world of order and precision
  • read, write, and compare numbers to 100,000
  • solve story problems
  • estimate and round to nearest 10, 100, 1000
  • be introduced to fractions and decimals
  • learn basic geometric terms
  • review addition and subtraction facts
  • compute addition and subtraction of two or more digits
  • memorize multiplication and division facts through 10s
  • multiply two- and three-digit factors
  • divide by one- and two-digit divisors
  • use monetary and time skills
  • use manipulatives to learn math in many areas
  • discover that patterns are an integral part of math
  • collect, organize, and interpret data (tables, charts, graphs)
  • measure using customary and metric units


  • recognize God as creator of the universe
  • identify themselves as caretakers of God’s creation
  • list and describe several types of plants
  • label and explain the parts of a plant
  • explain how living things can be classified
  • specific units on a variety of subjects such as birds, energy, sound, packaging
  • understand kinds of ocean movements
  • describe the layers of the earth
  • discover resources found in water
  • explain the causes of weather and use of forecasting tools
  • learn the human skeletal system and muscles
  • discuss animal adaptations and God’s unique creation of different survival traits


  • acquire the ability to utilize basic geographical skills
  • examine the physical features and climate of the regions
  • complete a research project on a state of choice
  • identify the fifty states and capitals
  • locate the oceans and the continents
  • practice map skills by learning location of important cities/countries, landmarks, land forms, and bodies of water of the 7 continents