Manheim Christian Day School

Educating Minds. Nurturing Hearts.

Fourth Grade

Curriculum
  1. Language Arts – Reading Street (Pearson Education, Inc.)
    • Emphasis – comprehension, vocabulary, fluency
    • Includes – spelling, grammar, writing and handwriting
    • Teaching style – small reading groups based on ability
    • Writing focuses on poems, personal essays, and formal essays
  2. Math – My Math (McGraw Hill)
    • Emphasis – division, algebra, geometry, fractions and measurement
    • ReflexMath – computer website that drills basic addition, subtraction, multiplication and division facts
    • IXL – computer website for math concept practice
  3. Science – Interactive Science (Pearson Education, Inc.)
    • Emphasis – Ecosystems, Earth’s Resources, Matter, Energy/Heat, Electricity
    • Includes multiple hands-on experiments with each chapter
    • STEM – activities focusing on solar power
  4. Social Studies –Exploring Pennsylvania (Penns Valley Publishers)
    • Emphasis on Pennsylvania History
    • Includes – Native American studies, Explorers in PA, Declaring Independence
  5. Bible –Followers of God (Journeys with God)
    • Emphasis – The miracles of Jesus, parables, early kings, proclamations about the Messiah and His birth, discipleship, Who is Jesus?
    • Includes – Bible Memory and Bible skits
Special Projects and Events
  • History Fair – Dress up and present an important person from Pennsylvania history
  • Math 24 Tournament
  • Science – Dissect owl pellets
  • Revolutionary War Reenactors visit class to discuss life as a soldier and camp follower
Typical Field Trips
  • Oregon Dairy tour and corn maze
  • Jen’s Pottery Den (plate painting activity in class)
  • Lancaster Symphony Orchestra
  • LegoLand