4TH GRADE

Maths

Number and Operations
• Understand place value through millions
• Understand concept and representation of numbers between zero - one, i.e. fractions - decimals
• Recognize representations for equivalent numbers
• Read, write and compare decimals to the hundredths
• Know equivalents in counting money
• Know how to count up to make change
• Understand how x and ÷ relate to solve problems
• Interpret the meaning of a remainder in a division problem
• Memorize multiplication and division facts through 12
• Multiply a 3- and 4-digit number by a 1-digit number
• Divide using 1-digit divisor and 1- 2- or 3-digit dividend
• Multiply two 2-digit numbers
• Understand simple equivalent fractions
• Convert improper fractions to mixed numbers
• + and – fractions and mixed numbers with CD
• Estimate solutions
• Understand basic concepts of LCM and GCF
• Reduce simple fractions to lowest terms
• Explore numbers less than zero by extending the number line and through familiar applications

Algebra
• Make table of values to solve problems in math relationship
• Understand the effects of changes in variables
• Use distributive properties
• Make and justify predictions

Geometry
• Describe points, lines and planes
• Use columns and rows to determine position on a grid
• Use coordinate systems to specify locations
• Identify line symmetry in 3-dimensional shapes
• Create models of 3-dimensional objects
• Multiply to find area of rectangles
• Make and test conjectures about geometric properties and relationships, develop arguments to justify conclusions
• Compare similarities and differences of quadrilaterals

Measurement
• Measure length to the nearest ¼ inch
• Use measures less than one unit
• Solve multi-step problems involving measurement
• Estimate and measure the perimeter of irregular shapes
• Compare the number of units to the size of units
• Draw a simple time line
• Determine elapsed time by the hour and half-hour
• Understand time zones and read timetables
• Read Celsius and Fahrenheit thermometers
• Know equivalent measures for metric and customary units
• Convert simple metric and customary units
• Collect, organize data to tables/graphs with different scales
• Read and interpret data presented in circle graphs
• Conduct simple probability experiments
• Interpret and construct Venn diagrams
• Evaluate the process of data collection

Data and Probability
• Collect and organize data into tables and graphs using different scales
• Read and interpret data presented in circle graphs
• Conduct simple probability experiments
• Interpret and construct Venn diagrams
• Evaluate the process of data collection

Bible

 

Following in His Way: God the Creator, Sustainer, Friend
• Understand that the Bible contains a message for humanity
• Know the structure and divisions of the Bible
• Understand that the “Fruit of the Spirit” are an expression of God’s character
• Understand and accept the free gift of salvation
• Realize importance of developing, exercising faith in Jesus
• Know importance of preparing for mission/service for God
• Identify specific spiritual gifts given to N T characters
• Understand that God has a plan for everyone’s life
• Know that expressions of adoration as important to worship
• Understand the importance of examining and accepting God’s unconditional love and forgiveness
• Know that worship and obedience are a natural response to God’s gift of salvation

Social Studies

History: Chronological Thinking, Historical Knowledge
• Understand time measurements
• Identify examples of cause and effect relationships
• Study Native Peoples of each region
• Identify early explorers
• Know the impact of early settlers
• Explore the impact of immigration
• Identify notable Adventists in the history of each region

Civics and Government
• Explain how the first settlers governed their communities
• Show how 10 Commandments relate to governmental laws
• Describe major rights and freedoms of citizens
• Explain the rights and responsibilities of voting
• Provide examples of civic virtues in a democracy
• Explain the meaning of national and patriotic symbols

Geography
• Demonstrate how to use a map scale and map symbols
• Use maps, graphs, charts to identify geographic information
• Locate, memorize states/parishes/provinces and capitals
• Show how latitude is related to climate
• Learn how land forms affect regions
• Locate time zones and describe their purpose
• Tell how latitude, land forms, ocean currents affect climate
• Tell how climate, natural features affect growing seasons
• Explain why different natural resources, plants, and animals are found in various regions
• Discuss ecological concerns
• Tell how geographic, environment affect migration patterns

Economics
• Discuss skills that will enhance employability
• List functions of money and compare and contrast things that have been used as money in the state/parish/province
• Tell how natural resources from your region are used and how they contribute to the economy of your region
• Explain that prices change as a result of supply – demand
• Discuss the value of tithing and giving offerings
• Identify different ways people save their income and explain advantages and disadvantages of each

Individuals, Society, and Culture
• Understand the importance of developing a personal relationship with Christ
• Recognize that personal actions and choices affect others
• Identify ways social groups influence individual behavior
• Recognize individual responsibilities caring for one another
• Respect the right of others to make choices
• Identify challenges of the different cultural groups throughout the history of the state/parish/province
• Explore the cultures of the Native Peoples
• Understand the influence of religious heritage on culture
• Develop an understanding of current world missions and participate in community service or mission projects

Physical Education

 

Spiritual Emphasis
• Recognize God’s ideal for quality living
• Incorporate into one’s lifestyle health principles: water, air, exercise, nutrition, sunlight, temperance, rest, trust in God
• Avoid at-risk behaviors
• Apply Christian principles in recreation and sports
• Achieve a balance in work and leisure; balancing physical, mental, social and spiritual activities
• Recognize the interaction of physical, mental and spiritual health with emotional and social well-being

Movement and Motor Skills
• Demonstrate mature form in all locomotor patterns and selected manipulative and non-locomotor skills
• Adapt a skill to the demands of a dynamic, environment
• Acquire beginning skills of specialized movement forms
• Combine movement skills in applied settings
• Apply critical elements to improve personal performance
• Use critical elements to provide feedback to others
• Recognize and apply concepts that impact the quality of increasingly complex movement performance

Lifestyle and Fitness
• Select and participate regularly in physical activities
• Identify the benefits derived from regular physical activity
• Identify activities that provide personal pleasure
• Identify several activities related physical fitness
• Associate results of fitness testing to personal health status and ability to perform various activities
• Meet fitness standards defined by a fitness testing program
• Experience enjoyment participating in physical activity
• Enjoy practicing activities to increase skill competence
• Interact with friends while participating in group activities
• Use physical activity as a means of self-expression

Sportsmanship and Appropriate Behaviors
• Follow activity-specific rules, procedures and etiquette
• Utilize safety principles in activity situations
• Work cooperatively/productively with a partner, small group
• Work independently/on-task for a specified period of time
• Explore cultural/ethnic self-awareness through participation
• Recognize the attributes that individuals with difference can bring to group activities
• Experience differences and similarities among people by participating in activities of national, cultural, ethnic origins

Science

Life: Plants
• Group, classify plants based on a variety of characteristics
• Identify conditions necessary for plant survival and growth
• Describe the steps of photosynthesis and sequence them
• Describe life cycle of a plant including pollination process
• Describe basic plant structures, systems, identify functions
• Understand ecosystems and communities

Health: Consumer Health, Community Health, Disease
• Explain how personal habits affect health
• Develop awareness of physical-mental challenged persons
• Tell sources of diseases and how they may be prevented
• Identify community health care workers and resources

Physical: Chemistry Matter, Atomic Structure, Energy/Work
• Understand matter classification by properties
• Identify and compare physical and chemical change
• Explain the structure of atoms
• Identify chemistry mixtures and compounds
• Define potential and kinetic energy
• Define and understand simple and compound machines

Earth: Creation/Evolution, Geology, Ecology
• Explain why the story of the flood is important to creation
• Define fossil
• Identify fossil fuels formed at the time of the flood
• Identify examples of common dinosaurs
• Know importance of fossils in interpreting Earth’s history
• Define habitat, biomes, and environment
• Describe a food chain
• Identify and describe characteristics of animal communities
• Distinguish renewable and nonrenewable resources
• Identify resources found in various environments
• Identify Earth’s basic natural resources found

Scientific Inquiry: May be included in each unit of study
• Make observations
• Ask questions, form hypotheses based on observations
• Plan a simple investigation
• Collect data from the investigation
• Use data collected to explain the results
• Safely use and store tools and equipment

Service/Career Options
• Explore ways to use Physical, Life, Health, and/or Earth Science to serve the community
• Identify careers in areas of Science

Fine Arts

Art
• Use different media, techniques and processes to communicate ideas, experiences and stories
• Know the differences among visual characteristics and purposes of art in order to convey ideas
• Select/use subject matter, symbols/ideas to communicate
• Know that the visual arts have both history and specific relationships to various cultures
• Identify specific works of art as belonging to particular cultures, times and places
• Describe how people’s experiences influence the development of specific artworks
• Identify connections between the visual arts and other disciplines in the curriculum

Music
• Read meter signatures (2/4, 3/4, 4/4)
• Identify staff, treble clef and measure
• Know names of lines and spaces of treble clef
• Distinguish between secular and sacred music
• Recognize rondo form (ABACA pattern)
• Recognize terms: ritardando, accelerando, allegro, andante
• Recognize how legato/staccato affect music performance
• Experience nationalistic and patriotic music
• Recognize an overture
• Identify parts of the hymnal page

Language Arts

Extended Reading and Writing
• Recognize and read grade appropriate sight words
• Read silently for pleasure
• Use the writing process
• Write poetry
• Write descriptions and personal experiences in sequence
• Write to express opinion

Comprehending, Studying, and Evaluating Ideas
• Sequence events through timelines
• Evaluate by opinion-proof notes and persuasive paragraphs
• Order events sequentially
• Analyze and compare characters
• Scan text to discover content
• Analyze main ideas using concept maps
• Develop main idea outlines - number notes with topics and details
• Develop two-column notes and charts
• Practice test-taking strategies
• Write summaries
• Analyze, compare, and contrast characters, plot, theme, setting, and issues through maps, notes, charts, diagrams
• Write paragraphs with main ideas and details
• Ask questions for discussion about content of literature
• Write questions for discussion about content of literature and visual media
• Retell or take notes on narratives using story plans

Reference Skills
• Use library references

Word Study
• Decode long i words
• Use new vocabulary
• Read, write, and spell plurals
• Identify and use adverbs

Sentence Skills
• Recognize fragments and run-on sentences
• Identify and use nouns
• Underline or italicize for titles
• Use commas after introductory words
• Write clear, concise, correct, varied and complete sentences
• Use new vocabulary in concept maps, sentences, and discussion
• Recognize and edit correct verb tenses
• Identify and use adverbs
• Edit for usage
• Identify and use pronouns
• Identify and use prepositions
• Recognize and use prepositional phrases

Technology

 

• Show use and care of computers/audio-visual equipment
• Practice using the keyboard
• Become familiar with proper computer terms
• Use computers to express ideas with drawing, multi-media and word processing software
• Learn file management
• Learn about technology related occupations
• Use appropriate input/output devices
• Begin troubleshooting for basic malfunctions
• Become aware of copyright issues
• Practice courtesy and respecting of computer time

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