In fourth grade, students are making the transition to becoming responsible, independent learners. I’m excited to work with student to guide them through their fourth grade year, fostering responsibility and respect. We do a variety of projects throughout the year, read and studying several novels, investigate numerous science topics through hands-on labs, dive into Oregon’s history, learn new math concepts, participate in several different service opportunities, and more.
Through the Blest Are We curriculum we cover the following units:
- the goodness of God
- Jesus is the Son of God
- the Holy Spirit
- the Church
- social justice
Ms. Harmeyer, the fifth grade teacher, teaches fourth grade religion.
Fourth grade students participate in the Friend to Friend program, visiting children at the Providence Center for Medically Fragile Children several times throughout the school year.
Thoughts from a student:
“When I first went to Providence, I was really scared. I didn’t know what to expect. When I first saw a kid there, I was relieved. I saw how they may not move or communicate like I do, but they think like me. They might like baseball, or they might be thinking about a horse. Providence hasn’t only changed how I look at the kids there. It has also changed how I look at the world.”
Fourth Grade Highlights
Fourth graders attend Oregon Trail Overnight each spring, spending two days and one night learning about the Oregon Trail. Through hands-on learning, students come to understand the challenges faced by pioneers and famous explorers such as Lewis and Clark.