Grade 4 - What to Expect

Welcome to Mr. Copp's Fourth Grade webpage.  Please email any questions you may have to Michael Copp.

What to expect in Fourth Grade...

Chapel is on Monday except for special holidays and weeks where there is no school on Monday.

We will have PE 3 days per week, and classroom music twice per week.  Latin class will be 4 days each week.  We will visit the library once a week.  We spend 40 minutes outside every day, weather permitting, to include a mid-morning recess and lunch recess. 

Our study of Religion will include:  Luther's small catechism.

 

In literature we may read: 

  • The Matchlock Gun
  • The Horse and His Boy
  • Holes
  • The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
  • Tuck Everlasting
  • Old Yeller
  • Island of the Blue Dolphins
  • Hatchet
  • Cricket in Time Square

In English we will: 

  • Learn to classify pattern 3 and pattern 4 sentences
  • Apply spelling rules to new words
  • We will write 3-point paragraphs and persuasive paragraphs
  • In Math we will: use Saxon Math 5/4.  We will study the addition and subtraction of whole numbers, decimals, fractions and mixed numbers; multiplication and division of whole numbers; division with remainders; square roots; comparing and ordering fractions and decimals; converting percents to fractions and decimals; estimating whole numbers, products, and quotients; units of 
  • measurement and units of time; and solving word problems with various patterns.

Our study of history will include:  classical world history from 1450 to 1800.

 

In Science we will study:

  • Life Science - Seed plants, Vertebrates, Animal adaptations, and Ecosystems
  • Physical Science - Properties of matter, Work and energy, and Heat
  • Earth Science - Earth sun moon, Minerals and Rocks, Water on the earth, and the atmosphere
  • Human Body - Digestion, Circulation, and Respiration

For memory we will memorize: The six chief parts of the Luther's Small Catechism and selected Bible verses related to our Catechetical memory; Learn By Heart.

Some exciting field trips may include:

  • Main Street Theater
  • Taste of Texas
  • Museum of Science and Natural History

Special events & projects:

  • Building an animal habitat
  • Researching a president and writing a research paper.
  • Giving a How-To speech
  • Creating a poster that describes you
  • Class science project