Currently, we have three 4th grade classes at our East Campus. Our 2nd-4th grade classes have a typical maximum of 22 students per class (maximum class size is 24).
Highlights of 4th Grade Include:
- Social Studies - We study Indiana history; have a variety of visitors to the classroom who teach about archeology, nutrition, and the Civil War; and take a variety of Indiana-centered field trips: Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial, George Rogers Clark Memorial in Vincennes, and AG Days (Purdue Extension).
- Bible - In Bible class, we learn tools for helping us read and understand the Bible. We memorize all of I Corinthians 13 and learn how to explain the "Bridge" model of Salvation.
- Math - We expand math skills by mastering multiplication/division facts and using them to go on to larger multiplication work and long division. Students are also challenged to extend math concepts in understanding how to apply them to real life applications through mathematical practices and problem solving.
- Science - Through our inquiry-based science curriculum, we study magnetism, electricity, heat, living systems, earth's surface, and the design process. We use note booking skills to record the investigations we conduct.
- Language Arts - In addition to our regular reading stories and activities, we read a novel in each of the first three grading periods. We finish the year by participating in Literature Circles where we form small groups and discuss the novels that we are reading. We improve our writing skills using the Simple 6 method of writing, write in our personalized journals, and learn to critique writing samples.
- Students have physical education (twice per week), music (twice per week), computer, art, Spanish, and media center/library - all taught by licensed teachers.