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Grades 4-5 Curriculum Overview

GRADE FOUR

History and Literature

  • Native American Tales

  • Norse Mythology

  • Local History

  • Local Natural Resources

  • Native Peoples, Early Settlers

Language Arts

  • Reading

  • Spelling

  • Grammar

  • Composition

  • Student Composition

  • Poetry

  • Drama and Speech

  • Handwriting as an Art

Mathematics

  • Geometric Form Drawing (freehand)

  • Multiplication Tables

  • Fractions

  • Long Division (continued)

  • Factoring

  • Number Sequences
    and Relationships

  • Daily Oral and Written Practice

  • Mental Arithmetic

Science

  • Human Beings and Animal Studies

Geography

  • Local Geography and Washington State

Arts

  • Drama, Speech, Singing, Recorder, Drawing, Painting, Handwriting and Sculpting: Woven throughout the core curriculum weekly

World Languages

  • Spanish

  • Japanese

Music

  • Recorder and Singing are Integrated into Academics

  • Beginning Strings

Practical Arts

  • Handwork

Movement

  • Physical Education

  • Eurythmy

  • Folk Dance

GRADE FIVE

History and Literature

  • Ancient Mythologies and Histories: India, Persia, Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, North American Culture

  • Biographies

Language Arts

  • Reading

  • Spelling

  • Grammar

  • Composition

  • Creative Writing

  • Poetry

  • Drama and Speech

  • Handwriting as an Art

Mathematics

  • Geometric Form Drawing (freehand)

  • Fractions

  • Decimals

  • Averages

  • Metric System

  • Daily Oral and Written Practice

Science

  • Botany

Geography

  • Historical Maps of Mediterranean Area

  • North America

  • Mapmaking and North American Geography

Arts

  • Drama, Speech, Singing, Recorder, Drawing, Painting, Handwriting and Sculpting: Woven throughout the core curriculum weekly

World Languages

  • Spanish

  • Japanese

Music

  • Recorder and Singing are Integrated into Academics

  • Orchestra

Practical Arts

  • Handwork

Movement

  • Physical Education

  • Eurythmy

  • Folk Dance