Elementary School

What to Expect in 4th

“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” Mark 10:14

Classroom Curriculum

Bible: The Deep Roots Bible Curriculum is used. This is an Apologetics and Worldview Bible Curriculum developed to equip students with the tools and training to standfirm in the face of today’s cultural challenges.

History: Our study of history begins with St. Jerome in the Middle Ages and continues through the Renaissance and Reformation.

Reading: Students read books such as The Door in the Wall, Medallion, The Apprentice, and The Magic Bicycle to continue improving their comprehension skills, learn literary devices, and critical thinking skills. 

Language/Writing: Students learn dictation skills; practice spelling; review grammar rules through jingles; write, label, and classify sentences; and write paragraphs and correspondence letters.

Science: Students study the scientific method, the earth’s movements, rocks and minerals, weather, and atoms and molecules.

Math: Students focus on multiplication and division and deepening of fractional understanding, including equivalent fractions and addition and subtraction of fractions.  Instruction also includes angles, area, perimeter formulas, and line symmetry.

Enrichment

Music: Students participate in singing and movement to learn fundamentals of music, study composers and different styles of music, and perform in school programs. 

Spanish: Students receive instruction in practical and developmentally-appropriate Spanish and practice the language through interactive stations. They memorize Bible verses and continue learning how to pray in Spanish. Students study Spanish-speaking countries and their cultures.

Art: Students study various artists and cultures, as well as elements of art and principles of design, while exploring different types of media to create their artworks. Art is connected to the 4th grade study of Medieval Times and the Renaissance. Students learn, apply, and synthesize the art and architecture from this time period.  

Technology: Our portable Chromebook cart travels to each classroom weekly. The teachers create projects that integrate technology into the classroom curriculum. Students learn developmentally appropriate keyboarding and computer skills, Internet navigation and safety, and how to identify trusted and reliable websites.

Physical Education: Students have P.E. each week. They learn the basics of a myriad of sports and engage in activities that promote character and being a team player.

Library: Students visit the library weekly.

Chapel: Our vision is to transform new generations of students who use their minds, hearts, hands, and feet to be culture makers for Jesus Christ. We focus on developing winsome Christian character and strong biblical knowledge.

Recess: Students have daily outdoor recess.

Makerspace: Makerspace encourages children to use their imaginations along with aspects of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) to invent, produce, craft, and construct, in order to create things and develop problem-solving skills.

Special Events

Special events include the Medieval Festival, where the food, dress and customs of the Middle Ages come to life in a banquet, and the Evening of Truth, Beauty, and Goodness, a Hill Country fine arts event.

Our field studies enrich our curriculum and may include the Texas State Renaissance Festival, Austin Symphony Orchestra Youth Program, and The Harry Ransom Center at UT.

The students serve and encourage the children living at the Texas Baptist Children’s Home through a service project, and they participate in Operation Christmas Child.

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