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4th Grade

4th Grade Curriculum

Trinity Christian School is committed to providing a safe and caring environment where children can receive a quality education from a Biblical Worldview while developing thinking and articulate students. We are devoted to fusing faith and learning in such a way that each student is practically equipped to face their future and become a life-long learner.

Below you will find a summary of our curriculum for each subject, along with the curriculum provider where applicable.

  • Advanced skills in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division
  • Place Value
  • Tables
  • Time
  • Graphing
  • Data
  • Addition and Subtraction of Fractions
  • Measurement
  • Geometry
  • Oral and silent reading skills
  • Research and literacy skills
  • Comprehension and vocabulary studies
  • Participate in role play and skits
  • Some of the novels read: These Are My People, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, The Sign of the Beaver, Charlotte’s Web

•Creation

•Old Testament stories

•Miracles of Jesus

•Birth, death, and resurrection of Jesus

•Memorize a Bible verse each week

Our BJU English 4 Curriculum fosters an appreciation of language as a gift from God.

It develops the correct use of English grammar in written and oral communication.

It uses the writing process to teach different types of compositions.

It encourages clear and effective writing while fostering the important skills for developing writers, such as study and reference skills, and listening and speaking skills.

  • Religious reasons that people had for coming to our country
  • History of the United States from its exploration to the present
  • Complete a State Notebook about Illinois
  • Recite parts of some of the important documents such as The Declaration of Independence, The Preamble to the Constitution, and The Gettysburg Address
  • Learn the names of the States, Capitals and the Presidents
  • Geography including the identification of the names of continents, European countries
  • Scientific principles and experiments
  • Minerals
  • Rocks
  • Earth’s Structures
  • Organ Systems
  • Cell Structure
  • Light
  • Sound Waves and Hearing
  • Living Things and Their Homes
  • Birds
  • Research skills and proper study habits

Elements of Design: Line, shape, color, value, texture, form and space

Media: Different media and techniques in artworks from around the world (painting, drawing, cutting, gluing, sculpting (slab technique), and mixed media

Skills: Create artworks using observation, problem solving, designing, sketching and constructing

Create using color value, color schemes (complementary colors)

Creating art which communicates ideas based on imagination, recall and observation

Identify and describe the elements of two and three dimensional form

Recognizes that visual arts are part of various cultures' history

Knowledge of foreground, middle ground, background and horizon line

Our Spanish curriculum focuses on vocabulary acquisition and practical conversation.

Students progress through skill levels incorporating song and sign language to assist mastery.

Topics covered include:

  • Numbers
  • Alphabet
  • Colors
  • Days of the week
  • Months
  • Seasons
  • Body
  • Shapes
  • Holidays
  • Expressions and Greetings
  • Food
  • Family members
  • Community
  • Animals
  • Clothing
  • Classroom Objects
  • Grammar
  • Songs
  • Games
  • Utilize and learn Microsoft Office programs and learning management platform TEAMS, OneNote
  • Document creation and processing
  • Formatting and authoring business and educational documents, letters, reports, and tables
  • Learn and achieve National Keyboarding benchmark by the end of fifth grade of 20 words per minute with 90% accuracy on All-the-Right-Type
  • Dynamics (loud and soft)
  • Pitch (high and low)
  • Rhythm (fast and slow, rhythm patterns)
  • Melody (high and low, melodic patterns)
  • Harmony (combination of high and low pitches played together)
  • Performance (rhythmic and melodic instruments including African Drums, various rhythm instruments, and bells)
  • Music History (study of composers and their music in correlation to how it relates to today’s music)
  • Composition (writing rhythmic and melodic patterns and songs)

Students come to the library weekly and are able to check out five books and can renew them two times.

  • Develop team-building skills by working with others through physical activity
  • Understand principles of health promotion and the prevention and treatment of illness and injury
  • Students will perform loco motor, non-loco motor and manipulative skills at a utilization level, show fundamental components of healthy living, and use appropriate skills in team, group and individual activities
  • Introduce basic fundamental skills of various team sports and other health-enhancing activities
  • During all activities, recreational play verses competitive play and good sportsmanship are continually fostered and encouraged.