Grade 4

Grade 4

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Grade 4 Math

The Elementary math courses inspire students to become critical thinkers and problem solvers. The learners use math as a tool to make sense of and understand the world around them. The courses include media that uses sight and sound to engage students. For example, rhymes, chants, songs, and videos help teach and practice
foundational math skills. The focuses of the K–2 math courses are building a strong number sense, addition, and subtraction within 20, place value, measurement, and shapes.

Enrollment Type: Traditional
Length: 2 Segments

Grade 4 Language Arts

The Elementary English Language Arts courses provides students with a rigorous and comprehensive look at the ELA standards, focusing on reading foundational skills, reading comprehension strategies through informative and literature texts, writing, grammar, and speaking and listening skills. Students will be exposed to the five essential components of reading (phonemic awareness, phonics, comprehension, vocabulary, and fluency) through engaging text and interactive learning. Primary students (kindergarten–second grade) will learn to read and will be given a strong foundation in phonemic awareness and phonics. Students will be taught grammar skills that will be implemented into the rigorous writing lessons and will complement various topics. Students will participate in informative, narrative, and opinion writing compositions throughout the course. Throughout the English Language Arts courses, students will explore a myriad of topics through integration across content areas. Each grade level of the ELA suite will surround student learning with an adventure-filled theme, showing students that learning really is the great adventure.

Enrollment Type: Traditional
Length: 2 Segments

Grade 4 Science

The FLVS Elementary Science K-5 courses will spark curiosity in students and build a solid foundation in concepts across many types of sciences, including Earth Science, Life Science, and Physical Science. Students will engage in science and engineering practices by asking questions, defining problems, developing and using models, planning and conducting investigations, analyzing and interpreting data, using mathematics and informational technology, constructing explanations, designing solutions, engaging in scientific arguments using evidence, and communicating results. A framework of active student learning supports and allows students to engage, explore, explain, elaborate, and evaluate throughout all courses. This dynamic format will help students build their own understanding from experiences and new ideas in order to facilitate a better understanding of the world around them.

Enrollment Type: Traditional
Length: 2 Segments

Grade 4 Social Studies

The Social Studies suite utilizes a personal approach to introduce students to community and citizenship. By providing scaffolded instruction from kindergarten through 5th grade, students develop a firm understanding of important concepts and skills related to history, geography, and economics. The integration of recurring characters and challenges to overcome keeps students engaged and progressing. Finally, students will analyze grade-appropriate passages to reinforce reading comprehension and writing skills. In kindergarten, students learn about community and are offered an introduction to history, geography, and economics. In first grade, students develop an understanding of citizenship in the home, school, and community. Second grade focuses on the geography of North America, the impact of immigration, and the foundations of American citizenship. Third grade includes a closer look at American history and civics. This includes studying regions within the United States and the physical and cultural characteristics of Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean Islands. In fourth grade, students explore the important people, places, and events that shaped the state in which they live. In fifth grade, students focus on American history through 1850, from Native Americans through exploration, colonization, and early American history.

Enrollment Type: Traditional
Length: 2 Segments

Grade 4 Music

In Grade 4 music, students will explore the elements of music (rhythm, melody, harmony, form, expression & culture) through a variety of activities including singing, playing instruments, moving, creating, listening, and discussion. We will build a supportive community of musicians and have loads of fun! Students are assigned activities to be done at home and join weekly Music Meetings where they will sing, move, dance and play at a live music class.

Enrollment Type: Traditional
Length: 1 Segment

Grade 4 Spanish

Elementary Spanish an exploratory introduction to the Spanish culture and language. Students learn the target language in a story-based framework, providing a fun and positive experience with the learning. Each lesson is taught through an engaging, authentic story that gives students an opportunity to see and hear the language in context. Students will learn foundational skills in listening and speaking in the early levels, and then will add Spanish literacy skills beginning in Level 2. The course provides audio and visual stimuli for all learning types and ample opportunity to hear, speak, read, write, and record the language. Course also provides strategically-based reviews of past learning. Each course is built on connections to an authentic culture of a specific Spanish-speaking region through the arts, celebrations, and traditions of the culture, leading students on the path to becoming global citizens.

Courses provide a natural progression of learning through the following language acquisition stages: Preproduction, Early Production, Speech Emergence, and Novice Proficiency

Enrollment Type: Traditional
Length: 1 Segment

Grade 4 Technology

The Elementary Introduction to Technology courses will enable students to develop basic skills in computer science through engaging and age-appropriate content. The course will expose students, within developmentally appropriate stages, to concepts such as problem solving and algorithms, security/privacy/copyright, computer programming basics and keyboarding skills.

In addition to the computer skills, the Computer Science suite integrates standards from Health and Language Arts with topics about safety and health (online and offline), bullying/cyberbullying, and being a responsible citizen/digital citizen.

Enrollment Type: Traditional
Length: 1 Segment

Grade 4 Art

Elementary Art encourages students in every lesson to feel confident in their own creativity and expression. Using the Elements of Art and Principles of Design, students will learn real art techniques through modeling which connects them to master artists. Students will develop their observational skills as they learn how to critique art, while making cultural connections with works from around the world.

Enrollment Type: Traditional
Length: 1 Segment

Grade 4 Physical Education

Students will be jumping, dancing, swimming, throwing, catching, kicking, tumbling, and more in our elementary PE courses! Students will learn about healthy lifestyle habits, teamwork, sportsmanship, and goal setting, and will strive for 60 minutes of daily activity. They’ll learn new skills to keep them moving with each grade level!

Enrollment Type: Traditional
Length: 1 Segment

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