9135 Banyan St. Alta Loma Ca 91737

​909.987.7908

To be Saints is not a privilege for the few, but a vocation for EVERYONE.
--Pope Francis

Catholic School

​St. Peter & St. Paul 

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Fourth Grade Curriculum


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:
  • Participate 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 and 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​​

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​

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​

PHYSICAL EDUCATION
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

MUSIC Students will:
  • Learn basic terminology and note reading
  • Learn historical appreciation
  • Apply skills in preparation for liturgy

ART - Students will:
  • Be familiar with art based career choices
  • 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