Fourth Grade

“May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.”
(2 Thessalonians 2:16-17) 
 
Welcome to Pleasant Valley Christian School’s fourth grade page!  This is an exciting year for students as they transition to upper elementary school, and continue to develop the knowledge and skills necessary for success in middle school and beyond, all while being nurtured in their relationships and understanding of God’s love and grace.
 
Our curriculum includes the following:
  • Spelling sees the ongoing instruction of phonics, word recognition, familiarity with various prefixes and suffixes, and vocabulary.
  • English focuses on grammar and writing including in depth studies of different parts of speech and the requisite skills for writing a variety of structured essays and reports.
  • Reading includes a number of short stories and novels representing genres such as historical fiction, that will be read as a class and used in the completion of activities and reports. 
  • Mathematics emphasizes number sense, algebra, graphing, multiplication, division, geometry, decimals and fractions.
  • Science explores life science, physical science, earth and space science, and the human body as students take part in a number of different experiments to learn about our world.
  • Social Studies focuses on the study of California, beginning with the years of discovery and ending with modern times. Additionally, geography and map skills are continually reinforced.
  • Bible in fourth grade covers the life and teachings of Jesus Christ, the role of the Holy Spirit, Christian attitudes and the life of Paul.

Along with this, we have a number of exciting field trips planned including a visit to Mission San Buenaventura and a wildlife cruise through the Channel Islands!

This will also be the first year that students get to participate in the Spelling Bee, Science Fair, Student Council, host Snack Shack and enjoy Free Dress Friday on the first Friday of each month!

Fourth grade at Pleasant Valley Christian School will truly provide students with many new responsibilities, growth opportunities and privileges.  My prayer is that each student will grow in every way that God has intended for him or her.  It is an honor and joy to serve towards this end!

Mrs. Moya