Fourth Grade

Spirit Day is about friendship
Spirit Day is about friendship!

The Maximum Student-to-Teacher Ratio in this class is 20 to 1.

Our School Day is Monday through Thursday from 8:30am to 3:00pm, and Friday from 8:30am to 2:00pm.

Purpose Statement

The goal of Zion Lutheran School is to help students develop a relationship with Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. At the elementary and middle grades, we realize positive socialization, Christian empathy for one another, and classroom relationships support much of a student’s school success. In order to prepare students for a rewarding Christian relationship, teachers implement self-help strategies that provide structure, teach organizational skills, and encourage successful performance

Spiritual Life

Religion: Children grow spiritually through daily devotions, music, discussions, activities, and prayer. Emphasis is placed on the application of faith to their lives. The Young Peacemakers, a scripture based conflict resolution curriculum, is taught. Memory work is based on Scripture verses that are applicable to this curriculum. The Association pastors also make weekly presentations in class.

Chapel: All students gather together each week for a worship service that includes prayer, music, Christian mission opportunities, and age appropriate talks. Parents are welcome to join us each week for this special time.

Academic Life

Language Arts & Reading: Children experience a whole language/literature-based reading/language arts curriculum. A variety of books, grammar, creative writing, handwriting, spelling, silent reading, literature, and paragraph writing are emphasized. Learning centers are available in the classroom to reinforce concepts in all subject areas.

Mathematics: Through the Scott Foresman-Addison-Wesley Mathematics curriculum, children master long multiplication and division facts, measurement, numeration, fractions, geometry, graphs, probability and problem solving.

Science: Through the exploration of plants, animals, ecosystems, matter, work and energy, heat, earth, solar system, minerals and rocks, and health, the students learn to appreciate the world that God has created for them. Science Horizons is the basic curriculum.

Social Studies: Students are fascinated by the study of the history and geography of the United States (This Is My Country). Special emphasis is placed on Washington State history and geography.

Technology: The children have access to a computer and educational software in the classroom. Students enhance their knowledge of the computer by visiting the lab once a week. Students have regular access to school-owned iPads.

Physical Education: The physical education program gives an opportunity for the children to develop their large and small motor skills through exercise, games, Christian sportsmanship, and team activities.

Music: The children continue to build on their knowledge of music. During the year, they begin to read music, learn to recognize and name different vocal ranges and apply those to singing and identification of instruments in the orchestra. Basic recorder lessons are given to the whole class as they learn to read and play simple pieces.

Art: In order to develop the creative talents of each child, art projects are produced each week through varied medium.

Library: The students visit the school library once a week. Students use the library as a resource for projects, fieldwork and personal advancement.

Grade Activities

Field Trips: To appreciate our community more, the students take a number of field trips that may include a pottery studio, symphonies or plays, recycling plant, ice skating at Comcast Arena and a short hike in the mountains.

Christmas or Easter Program: The students alternate their musical program each year between these two offerings.

Special Activities: Children enjoy building models of cotton or rice plantations, pueblos, missions or ranchos, as well as researching detailed biographies. Students are always excited after the in-depth study of states that conclude with a parade of floats.

Piano Lessons: Lessons are available throughout the school day for an additional charge.

Jennifer Hayter

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4th Grade Info at a Glance

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