Even now, says the Lord, return to me with your whole heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning...for God is slow to anger and rich in kindness. Joel 2:13 Español

Sacred Heart Academy

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4th Grade

4th Grade is taught by Mr. Jacob Ducey and Mrs. Anne Alhadef.

Mrs. Anne Alhadef teaches Religion and Art. Mrs. Maria Downey teaches Spanish.  Mr. John Fouch teaches Physical Education.  Mrs. Kathy Seter teaches L.E.A.P..  Mr. Bradley Turner teaches Music.

Students will:
• Demonstrate an understanding of the human need for God based on revelation and faith
• Listen/respond read /reflect on the Scripture as well as its meaning for life
• Explain and appreciate the Trinity as the central mystery of the Christian faith
• Relate their knowledge of the Church as people of God, Body of Christ and community of faith
• Discuss a basic understanding of the history of the Church
• Explain and understand the sacraments of the church, with an emphasis on the centrality of the Eucharist
• Understand and participate fully in liturgical celebrations
• Demonstrate a knowledge of moral teaching, showing clearly an ability and to act in a responsible, Christian manner consistent with Church teachings
• Act as a peacemaker in the classroom and on the playground.
• Reflect of the principles of social justice and have the ability to apply them to personal and social situations
• Participate in Christian service to the community in response to the call to discipleship found in the Gospel accounts
• Initiate and participate in the Catholic tradition of prayer
Students will:
• Illustrate how each person is unique and created in the image of God
• Discuss that each person is created to love responsibly and be loved
• Assess the importance of family relationships
• Identify and appreciate the many stages of the human life cycles
• Demonstrate a responsibility to care for their health
• Acknowledge that feelings and attractions toward others are a normal part of life
• Exercise personal ownership over one's body and the right to say ”NO”
Students will:
• Participat in Lesson 3: Boundaries
• Participate in Lesson 4: Telling Someone You Trust
• Participate in Lesson 7: Internet Safety
• Participate in Lesson 8: Creating and Following Family Rules
Students will:
• Understand the place value of whole numbers an decimals to two places, and how whole numbers and decimals, relate to fractions. Students use the concepts of negative numbers
• Extend their use and understanding of whole numbers to the addition and subtraction of simple decimals
• Solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers and understand the relationships among the operations
• Will know how to factor small whole numbers
• Use two-dimensional coordinate grids to represent points and graph lines and simple figures
• Demonstrate an understanding of plane and solid geometric objects and use this knowledge to show relationships and solve problems
• Make predictions for simple probability situations
• Make decisions about how to approach problems
• Use and understand fractions, mixed numbers by adding and subtracting and reducing to simplest form.
Students will:
• Read with expression and fluency
• Read and understand grade-level appropriate material, including grade-level Bibles, narratives and expository text in addition to regular school reading
• Apply skills taught through literary response and analysis
• Read independently
• Clearly express ideas orally and in writing, applying vocabulary and spelling skills
• Apply correct grammar/mechanics to oral and written work
• Demonstrate knowledge of basic research skills, and understand serious implications of plagiarism
• Edit work correctly
• Write legibly and neatly in cursive handwriting.
• Listen critically and respond appropriately to oral and other various types of communication
• Deliver narrative and informational presentations, oral summaries, brief recitations, and participate in liturgical celebrations
• Write a 5 paragraph report or essay using introduction, body and conclusion.
Students will:
• Explain that electricity and magnetism are related effects that have many useful applications in everyday life
• Identify an understanding of the various types of matter in the world
• Understand that all organisms need energy and matter to live and grow
• Understand that all living organisms depend on one another and on their environment for survival
• Identify an understanding that all plants and animals have structures for respiration, digestion, waste disposal and transport material
• Identify a knowledge of the human body's circulatory system and digestive system
• Understand the properties of rocks and minerals and how they reflect the process that form them
• Understand that waves, wind, water and ice shape and reshape the Earth's land surface
• Be able to solve and conduct experiments using the Scientific Method.
​Students will:
• Demonstrate an understanding of the physical and human geographic features that define places and regions in California
• Describe the social, political, cultural and economic life interactions among people of California from pre-Columbian societies to the Spanish Mission and Mexican Rancho periods
• Explain the economic, social and political life in California from the establishment of the Bear Flag Republic through Mexican-American War, the Gold Rush and the granting of Statehood
• Explain how California became an agricultural and industrial power, tracing the transformation of the California economy and its political and cultural development since the 1850s
Students will:
• Use keyboard and other common input and output devices
• Discuss common uses of technology in daily life
• Discuss responsible use of technology and personal consequences of inappropriate use
• Use technology resources for problem solving, self-directed learning, and extended learning activities
• Determine when technology is useful and select appropriate tools and technology resources to address variety of tasks and problems
• Evaluate the accuracy, relevance, appropriateness, comprehensiveness, and bias of electronic information
Each school enhances the curriculum according to talent, budget and desire.
Students will:
• Participate in activities that promote physical fitness, body awareness, sportsmanship, and development of motor skills
• Learn about proper nutrition
• Have an opportunity to participate and learn the fundamentals of organized sports
• Be encouraged to participate in the Inland Catholic Schools League (ICSL) Fall and Winter sports’ teams.
Each school enhances the curriculum according to talent, budget and desire. Students will:
• Learn basic terminology and note reading
• Learn historical appreciation
• Apply skills in preparation for liturgy
• Possess an introductory understanding of theme, style, and technique
• Use many media and materials, combine elements and principles to create art of purpose and aesthetic appeal
• Create unique expressive products
• Be familiar with art based career choices