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

Grade by Grade » 4th Grade

4th Grade

 Mrs. Maria Downey teaches Spanish. Mr. Josh Garcia teaches Physical Education.  Mrs. Kathy Seter teaches L.E.A.P..  Mr. Bradley Turner teaches Music.

RELIGION
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
 
FAMILY LIFE
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”
 
VIRTUS
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
 
MATHEMATICS
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.
 
LANGUAGE ARTS
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.
 
SCIENCE
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.
 
SOCIAL STUDIES
​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
 
TECHNOLOGY
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
 
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
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.
 
FINE ARTS
Each school enhances the curriculum according to talent, budget and desire. Students will:
Music
• Learn basic terminology and note reading
• Learn historical appreciation
• Apply skills in preparation for liturgy
Art
• 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