4th Grade

4th Grade Overview

Teacher Demographics

  • 100% Degreed in Elementary Education
  • 23 years total tenure, 18 years with The Sloan School


  • Phonics-based, highly regarded A Beka curriculum

Student Teacher Ratio

  • 1:20 or 2:26


  • Monday through Friday
    8:00 am – 2:50 p.m.
  • Before and After School Care available


  • Lunch: Nutritious lunch provided each day
  • Snacks: Snack at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

4th Grade Curriculum

Language Arts

Reading and Literature
  • Oral reading
  • Reading comprehension
  • Speed reading
  • Vocabulary building
  • Review of cursive writing formation through skill practice, word games, original composition, and sentence dictation
Spelling and Poetry
  • Weekly work lists based on phonics and spelling rules, challenging words, and vocabulary
  • Reinforcement activities
  • Six poems committed to memory
  • Writing Process
    • Complete sentences
    • Punctuation and capitalization rules
    • Creative writing, friendly letters
  • Grammer
    • Recognizing and using all eight parts of speech
    • Diagraming verbs, nouns, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs
    • Correctly using troublesome words

History & Geography

  • Map study
  • State history for six weeks
  • Eight documents memorized
  • The Years of Discovery
  • The Years of Conquest
  • The First Americans
  • The English Come to America
  • The New England Colonies
  • The Middle and Southern Colonies
  • A Picture of Colonial Life
  • The Great Awakening
  • The French and Indian War
  • The American War for Independence
  • Building a New Nation
  • Our Nation Grows
  • The Civil War
  • New Frontiers
  • An Age of Progress
  • Beyond our Boundaries
  • The World Wars
  • Time for Freedom and Responsibility


  • Provision for Man and Beast
Earth And Space
  • Geology: Planet Earth
  • Oceanography: Wonders of the Sea
  • Astronomy: Consider the Heavens
  • Insects: Miniature Marvels of Creation
  • Birds: Winged Wonders
  • Matter: Water, Air, and Earth
  • Energy: Sound and Hearing


Physical Fitness
  • Your Body Framework
  • The Muscle Builder
  • Your Breathing Machine
Personal Hygiene
  • A Winning Smile
  • Your Body Cover
  • Keys to Good Grooming
Interpersonal Relationships
  • A Healthier You


  • Place value of whole numbers and decimals
  • Mastery of fundamental operations
  • Story problems
  • Estimating answers
  • English and metric measures
  • Converting measures within the same system and solving measurement equations
  • Roman numerals
  • Addition, subtraction and multiplication involving fractions
  • Estimation
  • Averaging
  • Factoring
  • Divisibility rules Introduction to decimals
  • Making change
  • Reading a thermometer
  • Solving equations using addition and subtraction axioms
  • Graphs and scale drawing
  • Using an English and metric ruler
  • Time lapse


  • Lessons such as Salvation Series, Genesis, Life of Christ, Paul
  • Hymns/choruses
  • Memory verses
  • Bible Doctrine


  • Chapel
  • Spanish
  • Art
  • Music
  • Gymnastics
  • Field Trips

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Over 5,500 children have attended The Sloan School since 1996.