Elementary School Grade 4 Curriculum
Personal and Social Education
T.H.I.S students develop an awareness of their self-identity, strengths and weaknesses. They learn to recognize, communicate and manage their own feelings, reflect on their abilities and behavior and set achievable personal goals. Grade 4 students learn about health and safety issues related to our senses, explore conflicts that occur and learn how to solve it.
Grade 4 students develop their language skills and abilities as they explore available topics, resources and materials and work in a language-rich atmosphere. They explore the many forms of literature and writing, including persuasive, narrative, poetry, descriptive and report writing. Different units of study capitalize on different aspects of language arts: writing, reading, listening, speaking and observing.
Grade 4 students work with two-digit multiplication and division problems; the structure of the number system up to 10,000; factors and multiples of 100 and 1,000; equivalent fractions, ordering fractions, and relationships between fractions; graphical shapes; coordinate grids; collecting, organizing and assessing data and decimals.
Grade 4 students study exploration and examine why particular explorations took place and how they impacted the world. Different cultures, communities and governments.
Grade 4 students explore how the senses work and the connections among them, study the weather, weather conditions and weather technologies, ecosystems, electricity and magnetism.
Grade 4 students use a wide variety of art materials, tools and media, and are encouraged to use the environment and their imagination in their work. Students make initial sketches and learn that artwork requires thought, planning, effort and revision.
Grade 4 students are able to learn a string instrument and subsequently deepen their music theory study and focus on learning proper tone production.
Grade 4 students enjoy music through singing, dancing and playing both games and instruments. Reading music and following the conductor are essential skills.
Grade 4 students do a variety of activities, including dance, fitness, coordination training and cooperative games, on a range of equipment. Students learn abut teamwork, balance, agility, action and reaction. Grade 4 students have one 60-minute P.E. session per week and one 60 minutes session of tennis, swimming or surfing.
Additional Languages ( i.e.French/Spanish/German/Hebrew )
Every student whose standards allow an additional language, have the choice of French, Spanish, German or Hebrew. (Minimum amount of children needed.)
The lower school additional language program aims to develop and improve comprehension, expression and grammar. Vocabulary, grammar and research are integrated into the program according to the student’s level. Students learn about customs through cultural activities.