Fourth Grade Overview
While in fourth grade at Shepherd of the Hills your child will have the opportunity to develop his or her heightened sense of community. There are opportunities for group work as well as team sports. Working well with others is a skill that your child will continue to use throughout his or her life time.
The One Life in Christ curriculum from Concordia Publishing House provides a variety of ways for your child to grow in faith and the knowledge of Jesus Christ during Religion class. Weekly Chapel and daily devotions will also help your child to grow and to recognize the need for a Savior. Your child will develop an understanding of the Law and Gospel as it applies to daily living, as well as memorize Scripture verses to help make that application a reality.
In Language Arts classes, students work to improve their mastery of the spoken and written English language. Grammar, Reading, Spelling, and Creative Writing all come into play to help further your child's education. Students will be using the McGraw Hill curriculum to learn reading and writing strategies that will help them as they continue to grow and learn.
Your child will continue to develop Math skills through the use of the Saxon math curriculum. Hands-on lessons, daily practice, and mental math exercises will help to strengthen your child's grasp of mathematical concepts.
Students will investigate and experience Science. The Texas Science Fusion curriculum incorporates inquiry skills, STEM skills, investigations, and many activities with opportunities to ask questions, think critically and enjoy applying hands on science. The magazine style textbook provides opportunities to take notes, make sketches and record data in the textbook.
In Social Studies students utilize Pearson myWorld We are Texas curriculum which uses research based Backward design approach to help students Connect to the content by activating prior knowledge and engaging students in each lesson; Experience social studies through meaningful hands-on activities; and Understand by transferring student’s knowledge to new learning situations.
To help complete the fourth grade education, your child will participate in Art, Music, Brain Power Hour, Handwriting, Physical Education, Spanish and Technology classes. Field trips, both physical and virtual, help round out the school year.