What's Special About 4th Grade?
Fourth Grade enjoys great "hands-on" learning activities - from visiting the Indiana State House to see firsthand how the government works to having a local general surgeon bring cow parts to the classroom during the body systems unit.
Aside from having daily Bible class and chapel, one example of Biblical integration is reading "Word of Honor" during Reading class. The class discusses what God has to say about giving one's word, honesty, repentance, confession, and forgiveness.
- Bible - study basic Bible doctrines
- Reading - emphasize comprehension and important reading skills through oral and silent reading
- English - learn parts of speech, write paragraphs and essays, use dictionaries & encyclopedias, practice diagramming
- Spelling - recognize and correctly spell commonly misspelled words
- Math - learn basic computation, algebra, fractions, measurement, hands-on work, and participate in a team math competition
- History - study Indiana before and after it became a state
- Science - learn about cells, body systems, elecricity, and simple machines
Fourth grade has computer time 3-5 times per week depending on the current year's schedule. Students learn keyboarding through a web-based program. Students use websites that reinforce class subjects as well as thinking and strategy skills.
Relationships & Friendships
FCS' goal is to provide a safe learning environment in classrooms as well as throughout the school. Teachers stress kindness and caring for others. Teasing, etc., is considered bullying and is taken very seriously.
Parental Involvement Opportunities
Parents are welcome to observe in the classroom at any time. There are also opportunities to volunteer in the classroom—reading to the class, helping with special projects, assisting with computer class, aiding the teachers by copying papers or other things, and accompanying the class on field trips.
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