Fourth grade students are becoming more independent workers and thinkers. They use the Reading Street reading, writing, grammar, and spelling program to cover all Core Standards required by the state of Colorado. Through this program along with the areas of Math, Science and Social Studies extensive cross-curricular writing is completed. Students work extensively planning, drafting, revising, and editing their pieces. Daily Oral Language sentences help students reinforce grammar skills learned throughout the year.
Students journey to the ancient past in social studies. The history of Colorado is also a major component to the fourth grade curriculum. Science finds students learning about the circulatory and respiratory systems, and they experiment with electricity, rocks and minerals, and chemistry. Math class teaches multiplication and division along with some geometry concepts and fractions. Religion focuses on the study the Ten Commandments and the parts of the Mass.