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 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.
Students will use Easy Grammar curriculum to develop a solid understanding of grammar usage.
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
Native North Americans
U.S. Westward Expansion
World War 2
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Students will have an opportunity to read individually, in class and at home. We will also read some books aloud together.
We use unit studies to explore key topics with several lessons. This year, our topics focus on geology, motion and simple machines.
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.
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.
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.
All required 4th-5th grade curriculum will be purchased in bulk by EMERGE and billed to families.