3rd and 4th Grade Curriculim

Technology

Technology is used throughout the day to teach and enhance lessons. The Chromebooks and Smartboards allow our students to take virtual field trips, practice math facts, read a book, and even design presentations or projects within other curriculum areas.

Language

In the language arts program, students develop their language skills, parts of speech, fluency and comprehension. Reading comprehension is further developed as students complete reading journals, Google Apps language activities, and independent reading activities which are based on Common Core Learning Standards. Students read books from different genres and complete a book report Google Drive Presentations or a specific project to share with the class. Oral speaking skills are stressed during presentations.

Reading

In Pathways Reading Workshop, students learn about vocabulary and language strategies targeted to improve their reading skills. Students will spend daily quiet time reading a book of their choice to develop their love of reading as a lifetime learner.

Writing

In Writing Workshop, students develop a desire to write by choosing their own topic, having time to write, and receiving a response from peers. The mechanics of writing and planning strategies are taught during mini-lessons. Students learn to edit, revise, and publish their stories.

Bible

Worship, prayer and Bible class nurture Christian character traits and values to allow the students to develop their own understanding of God. Weekly memory verses, discussions with the pastor, Education Sabbath Programs, and Journey to Bethlehem encourages the student’s spiritual growth.

Math

The math curriculum is based on the Common Core Learning Standards. The students use technology and manipulatives to enhance their learning. Animated math models, iTools, and real world videos parallel with the lessons. Math drills are used to encourage the learning of basic math facts by utilizing Kahn Academy and a variety of other math applications.

Arts

The Art Attacks video series is used to instruct art class. An artist, Marcia Osterink, instructs the students on line, pattern, color, texture, space, shape and form, and composition. Students learn about other artists and produce incredible artwork that is displayed in the hallway.

Physical Education

In physical education, students participate in aerobic activities and organized group games. Good sportsmanship is taught and encouraged as students develop their physical skills.

Science

The science curriculum, By Design, allows the students to participate in hands-on science experiments.  They learn and use the scientific method to develop critical thinking skills. They choose an experiment to conduct and report their data at the school-sponsored science fair in the spring.

Social Studies

Students learn about the state of Delaware, communities, and regions in social studies.  A study tour to the capital buildings of Dover helps the students understand how their local government functions.


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