Fourth grade students begin preparing for middle school. To help them with this transition, students are expected to manage their own workload. Parents will need to ask their children to see their notebooks and workbooks from time to time, but fourth grade allows the children to learn responsibilities and results, not excuses.
Fourth grade follows the Common Core, Diocese objectives, and essential standards for all subjects. The students study religion, science, math, reading, grammar, NC History, spelling, and writing. They also take a writing test in the spring of the year.
While expectations are high, the curriculum is enriched with numerous field trips, science experiments, and in-depth discussions. Fourth grade provides a firm foundation in math facts, spelling, and grammar, while continually helping children to build their faith.
Religion uses the Sadlier's We Believe series. Students begin planning and participating in the liturgy independently of any older students.
The math curriculum is Envision Math from Pearson. Help is available to students online from Pearson SuccessNet. Mountain Math is used for daily math review.
Journeys is the reading text. This series is a comprehensive study of vocabulary, spelling, grammar, and writing.