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4th Grade

Math

·         To understand numbers, ways of representing numbers, relationships among numbers, and number systems

·         To make reasonable estimates and make real-life application of this skill

·         To understand properties as the foundation for solving operations

·         To master higher-level multiplication and long division

·         To utilize math properties and inverse operations to check work

·         To compute equivalent fractions in order to add and subtract and put answers in simplest, or reduced form

·         To determine equivalence of fractions and decimals

·         To analyze geometric shapes and apply properties to classify, solve for area, perimeter, and radii

·         To problem-solve using logical reasoning and problem-solving skills

 

Science

·         To connect concepts and skills learned to their responsibilities as Catholics toward all of God’s creation

·         To appreciate that God calls us to be stewards

·         To utilize scientific method in forming hypotheses, recording observations, and drawing accurate conclusions

·         To use their senses and standard tools to measure and describe questions at hand

·         To increase natural curiosity and ask questions based on their observations of the world around them

·         To increase scientific knowledge of plants, animals, earth, physical science, and health/wellness

English

·         Interpret meaning through speaker’s language choice, delivery, volume, tone, pitch, and nonverbal clues

·         Develop speaking techniques:  tone, volume, pitch, tempo, emphasis, inflection, pronunciation, gesture, posture and eye contact

·         To read a wide range of (including fiction and non-fiction, classical and contemporary works) texts

·         To acquire new information for personal enjoyment

·         To read a wide range of literature from many periods in many genres

·         To adjust the use of written language to communicate effectively

·         To employ a wide range of strategies for writing and use of different writing elements to communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes

·         To use the English language structures and conventions to communicate effectively

·         To use written language to communicate effectively

·         To use written language to accomplish his/her goals

·         To understand patterns and rules of spelling in the English language

·         To develop active and critical listening skills

·         To expand vocabulary by listening and speaking

·         To adjust the use of spoken language to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences and for different purposes

·         To show interrelationships between oral and written language

·         To understand that legible handwriting is a tool of communication

·         To understand that legible writing is a matter of courtesy to the one who is expected to read it

Social Studies

·         Basic rights and freedoms of a U.S. citizen

·         Identify and locate historic Texas landmarks as well as understand economic motivations for European exploration and settlement in Texas

·         To understand the five themes of geography:  location, place, human/environment interaction, movement and regions

·         To understand the geography of Texas

·         To understand and use geographic tools to collect, analyze, and interpret information

·         To expand their understanding of human influence in shaping communities, states, and nations

·         To understand the origin and significance of customs, holidays, celebrations, and landmarks (particularly in the state of Texas)

·         To understand the concepts of time and chronology

·         To understand Texas History

·         To understand that the past influences the present

Religion

·         Recognize Jesus as the fullness of God’s revelation and God’s covenant with us

·         Know and recite the mysteries of the Rosary

·         Recognize sin in relationship to one’s attitudes and to the development of a relationship with God and others

·         To instill in the students the understanding that the Church is “the people of God” on earth and the sign of God’s presence in the world today

·         To acquire knowledge of the doctrines of the Church in an age appropriate manner

·         To develop an appreciation of and participation in the liturgical and sacramental life of the Church

·         To form their conscience according to the teachings of Scripture, Jesus, and the Church, so that they can make correct moral decisions

·         To become aware of the fact that they are members of a global community and share a responsibility for each other’s welfare

·         To realize an understanding that as Catholic Christians, students have a responsibility to become active in the mission of the Church as servant to the world

·         To cultivate a prayer life, learn various forms of praying, and be provided with experiences from various forms of prayer