Fourth Grade

Oak Meadow’s Fourth Grade curriculum reflects the awakening intellect and independence of fourth graders.

Oak Meadow curriculum is designed to be easy to use for the parent/teacher and the student. Assignments are clearly marked and explained in detail. A weekly planner, assignment checklist, and materials list for each lesson helps you plan your week in advance and budget your time and resources. (Families are encouraged to use our main lesson books to document their student’s work.) Comprehensive learning assessments are included at the end of each lesson to help you document your student’s progress, recognize your student’s strengths and areas where more support is needed, and track learning over time.

Language Arts assignments in poetry, journal writing, and short story writing tap into the student’s awareness of self, which is expanded through the study of classic children’s literature. Lessons in basic grammar, parts of speech, and paragraph construction are reinforced with regular creative and expository writing assignments.

In Social Studies, the fourth grader’s independence is reflected in a study of westward expansion and frontier life. Critical thinking and research skills are introduced and reinforced in several full-length projects on various topics of the student’s choice.

Through geometric patterns in nature, a sense of wonder and reverence defines and shapes science explorations. Students study basic life science, animal behavior, and astronomy through close observation and investigative activities.

Artistic expression is explored through an intensive study of perspective drawing and students have many opportunities to apply their drawing skills in assignments across the subjects. Students are encouraged to continue playing a musical instrument and Oak Meadow’s Recorder Duets is offered for students who are interested in developing their recorder skills.

The Math curriculum, which is included in a separate coursebook, expands the skills of multiplication and division, and features a comprehensive and creative introduction to fractions and long division. Math games, geometric patterns, rounding and estimating, and story problems provide a solid foundation for advanced math skills.

Fourth Grade Overviews

Please note: Some items on the overview above, such as a literature selection, may have changed, but scope and sequence remain the same.

Projects, Crafts, & Activities

  • Write postcards from Stuart Little
  • Make a miniature canoe
  • Recite poetry
  • Make a covered wagon
  • Create a pictorial timeline of the American frontier
  • Make a star box
  • Make a mobile of the solar system

Fourth Grade Curriculum Materials

  • Fourth Grade Coursebook
  • Fourth Grade Math
  • Fourth Grade Teacher Manual

  • Recorder Duets
  • The Search for Delicious
  • Rachel’s Journal
  • The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
  • Heidi
  • The Trumpet of the Swan
  • Stuart Little
  • Treasury for Children
  • Native Legends
  • The Sign of the Beaver
  • Jeweler’s Loupes
  • Fourth Grade Craft Kit