4th-5th GRADE CLASSES

WORSHIP AND BIBLE

We will worship God and pray daily to start off our morning. Bible reading and discussion will be included in morning work time. We will also integrate Biblical truths and share stories from the Bible as we learn about events in history and principles of science.

ART

Art projects will align with our history and science studies. Students will use creativity and imagination as they integrate art with learning in other subjects. Students will be encouraged to bring their work home to decorate their homes and share what they are learning.

GRAMMAR

Students will use Easy Grammar curriculum to develop a solid understanding of grammar usage.​

HISTORY

Our history exploration (Years 1–4) covers ancient history through modern history, but each course stops in different places and time periods to explore in depth. Some of our topics this year will include:

  • Israel  after the exile to Modern

  • Life of Christ

  • Ancient Africa

  • Native North Americans

  • U.S. Westward Expansion

  • Industrial Revolutions

  • World War 2

 

MATH

In the classroom, we will make math come alive! We will be playing math facts games and practicing applicable real-world math such as measurements, weights, shapes, time, number sequence, money, graphing, fractions, and more. On home days, students will use Teaching Textbooks for online lessons and problems. Teaching Textbooks has automated grading so a parent will just need to submit grades to the teacher.

MUSIC

Music is a chance for every student to shine! With singing, movement, and some instruments, students will learn to appreciate music as well as begin to read and write in the languages of music. 4th and 5th graders will learn to play recorders, which will be provided through the course materials fee. Students will participate in a Christmas program, as well as a public showcase at the end of the school year.

PE GAMES

In PE students will learn that exercise is, and should be, FUN! This class will be held outdoors whenever possible, in sun and snow. Students will learn how to play together and work on individual skills. Group games will be taught and laughter will be had during activities such as soccer, basketball, kickball, jump rope, four square, tag and many others.

 Requirements :

  • Students will need clothing appropriate for exercise.

  • Sneakers are necessary and proper outdoor attire will be expected in cold weather.

  • Older students will be encouraged to bring antiperspirants to class.

PUBLIC SPEAKING

Students will choose topics, create keyword outlines and use outlines to speak to classmates in a conversational tone. We will have fun incorporating visual aids and discovering that public speaking is not so scary, after all.

READ ALOUD

Students will have an opportunity to read individually, in class and at home. We will also read some books aloud together.​

SCIENCE

We use unit studies to explore key topics with several lessons. This year, our topics focus on geology, motion and simple machines.

SPANISH

Students will learn Spanish through fun classroom activities and at-home online learning. The class will develop the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Integrated music will help students with vocabulary and fluency while encouraging the joy of singing.

SPELLING

In class, students will practice their spelling with games and activities. At home, students use All About Spelling, a very hands-on curriculum that even reluctant spellers enjoy. Students work at their own level so they achieve a strong foundation in spelling.

WRITING

IEW’s All Things Fun and Fascinating, will be our writing resource this year. Teachers will instruct parents in use of the IEW system to teach strong writing skills. Teachers and parents will partner together to coach students with their assignments throughout the year.

REQUIRED MATERIALS:

  • All required 4th-5th grade curriculum will be purchased in bulk by EMERGE and billed to families.