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Fourth Grade

Concord Christian School endeavors to give a completely God-centered orientation of life to each student. We strive to help produce the mind of Christ in our students and establish a well-grounded biblical world view.
Academic concepts taught in Fourth Grade include:

Bible

  • Study of Old Testament (Enoch, Abraham, Lot and Isaac)
  • Noah and the Ark
  • The life of Jacob and Joseph
  • Thanksgiving and Christmas for Christians
  • Jesus’s childhood and early ministry
  • Later Ministry of Jesus
  • Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus
  • Life of Paul
  • Missions Focus Areas
    • Local – Joni and Friends/ handicap field trip
    • International – China

Language

  • Identify subject and predicate and use appropriately in writing
  • Recognize sentence fragments and run-on sentences
  • Use a variety of modes and genres of writing
  • Write paragraphs, short essays, detailed letters, narratives, book reviews, poetry and research papers
  • Nouns; common and proper, plural, singular
  • Verbs; helping, linking, action, irregular, past tense
  • Use of contractions
  • Prefixes and root words
  • Pronouns; subject, object, possessive
  • Synonyms and Antonyms; Homophones and homographs
  • Adjectives and Adverbs
  • Identify and use steps of the writing process; brainstorming, drafts, proofreading, editing, publishing

Reading

  • Identify the setting of a story
  • Predict outcomes, draw conclusions and interpret dialect in reading
  • Read orally with appropriate volume, rate, and expression
  • Discern between fact and opinion
  • Sequence events in a story
  • Identify and recognize character traits
  • Recognizing conflict, crisis and resolution of a plot
  • Recognize and use the five steps for researching and writing
  • Participate in multiple novel studies

Math

  • Addition and Subtraction word problems
  • Missing addends
  • Place value through millions
  • Adding and subtracting money amounts, decimals, fractions
  • Rounding to the nearest thousands
  • Fractions; mixed numbers and improper fractions; reducing and simplifying fractions
  • Geometry; triangles, rectangles, squares, circles, lines, segments, rays, angles, polygons, quadrilaterals, and congruent figures
  • Area and perimeter of an object
  • Multiplication of two and three-digit numbers; two or more factors; three digits by two-digit
  • Division with remainders
  • Solve equations; beginning algebra
  • Rounding numbers through hundred millions

History

  • Map skills; latitude and longitude, compass rose, symbols
  • Ancient civilizations of the Americas
  • New World freedom and major contributors (Balboa, Cabot, Hudson, Erickson, Vespucci, Ponce De Leon, etc…)
  • Conquerors and their contributions to future America
  • The first settlements of America
  • Identify the colonies
  • Spiritual revival in America and major contributors (Edwards, Wesley, Whitefield, Brainerd, Backus, etc…)
  • The French and Indian War
  • The American War for Independence
  • Economics in early America
  • The Government; three branches, US Constitution, Bill of Rights
  • The Civil War and Reconstruction
  • World War I and the Great Depression
  • World War II
  • Post-war America
  • Tennessee History
  • Field Trip to the Museum of Appalachia

Science

  • Living things
  • Insects and Spiders
  • Plant Life
  • Energy: Forces and Machines, Electricity and Magnetism, Light
  • Gravity: the moon and water and oceans
  • Earth: weathering and erosion; resources
  • Our body: digestion, bones, and muscles
  • Participation in a regional science fair
  • Field Trip to Ijams Nature Center
Fourth-grade students participate in weekly enrichment classes including art, music, computer, Spanish, P.E., and library.