4th Grade Curriculum

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4th Grade Curriculum

*English – Houghton Mifflin

*Reading – Bob Jones University

*Spelling – Zaner Bloser Spelling

*Penmanship – Zaner Bloser Handwriting

*Math – Saddlier Oxford

*Social Studies – Houghton Mifflin

*Science – Houghton Mifflin

*Bible – ACSI Purposeful Design

4th Grade Daily Routine

8:10-10:00 Morning Work/Review, Reading, Chapel, & Library/Computers

10:30-12:00 English & Math

12:30 – 3:10 Social Studies, Science, PE, Drama, Art, & Spanish, Bible

4th Grade Field Trips & Special Events-

*Ft. Tejon - 2 day, overnight experience

*Children’s Hunger Fund & Local Park Lunch

*Walk Through California Interactive Program


Excellence Initiatives

Fourth Grade Program

Goals for the Future






*Student Writing Portfolios

*Fort Tejon 2-day camp

*Walk Through California Interactive Presentation/Play

*Interactive Biography Character Project

*California Mission Model and Brochure

*Animal PowerPoint creation and presentation *Servanthood Video Project

*Veteran Interview/Tribute Display

*Monthly 5-Paragraph Essays

*Creative Writing Prompts

*Monthly Oral Presentations in class and in chapel

*Critical thinking opportunities in math

*Utilization of Bloom’s Taxonomy methods

*Math and Language IXL online skills practice

*Spelling City online vocabulary

*Speech Meet

*Math Olympics

*Spanish classes twice every week *Spanish skits

*Individualized teaching and tutoring



*Art class every week

*Art Festival

*Piano lessons

*Performing Arts classes twice every week

*Christmas Performance *4th Grade Chapel skit *Special Crafts i.e. Christmas, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, and various crafts and art projects with a theme

*Enrichment Summer Camp

*Performing Arts Camp



*Sports Performance Training Enrichment

*Boys and girls sports teams

*Physical Education classes

*Presidential Fitness practice

*Field Day end of the year event

*After school sports programs


Servant Leadership

*Kids With Character program

*Student Council organization

*Community Service at Children’s Hunger Fund

*Servant hood video project

*Easter egg stuffing and donation to the church

*Encouragement cards to deployed US Soldiers

*Student participation in Veteran’s Chapel with special activities to honor US Veterans.

*Buddy Bench

*Classroom jobs and responsibilities

*Cafeteria and campus clean up

*Peer tutoring in the classroom


Spiritual Development

*Servant hood Video Project

*Field trip to Joni & Friends Ministry

*Daily Prayer Journals

*Use of Devotional books and Study Bibles

*Chapel skits

*Chapel Worship Leader

*Student Chaplain

*Prayer leaders in classroom

*Weekly scripture memorization and tests

*Prayer throughout the day



*Interactive classroom board

*iPad with Apple TV

*Library Media room with access to 25+ computers

*IXL, Eduplace.com, and Spelling City online interactive homework

*Student provided tablets for educational practice

*Acuity assessment program

*Library/Keyboarding classes every week

*Video Project

*PowerPoint Project

*Creation of iMovies

*Research Projects



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West Valley Christian School

22450 Sherman Way, West Hills, CA 91307


Main Office (TK-8th Grade) - (818) 884-4710

Preschool Office - (818) 884-9807

After School Daycare - (818) 321-8416