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Fourth Grade

Our Fourth Grade Curriculum

With our smaller class size, our dedicated staff is able to provide not only an accelerated curriculum for our students, but also a more individualized instruction that benefits students who need additional help and support in an academic area.

At Carden Academy, we consider nothing more important than to help each child learn and grow at their best pace. We have constructed our fourth grade program with the aim of benefiting all of our students. Our small fourth grade classes allow each instructor to focus closely on meeting every student’s individual needs, while also offering more advanced curriculum, which will put every student at the head of the curve as they progress through school. 

When you choose Carden Academy of Whittier, you ensure that  your child will be exposed to a wide and varied curriculum, filled with all of the skill-sets necessary to help guide their development thoroughly. We offer instruction in physical education, music, foreign languages, art, and advanced academic programs such as STEM. We believe a child’s development is not just cognitive, but also social, creative, physical and more. 


Schedule a tour to learn more about our Fourth Grade program!

Fourth Grade Objectives

To give each child - 

Security in learning, the ability to think, self-reliance, understanding of what he/she is learning, and knowledge of the purpose of that learning; good study habits, love of reading and math, a pleasurable learning experience.


Parts of speech: preposition; conjunction; interjection; relative pronoun; four kinds of nouns. Difference forms of adjectives (positive, comparative, and superlative). Parts of the sentence: subject; predicate; direct object. Verbs: Future perfect tense, negative question form, synopsis (one person in all forms and all tenses), done to (passive voice) conjugation and synopsis. Punctuation: comma rules. Language Workbook. Sentence Analysis (outlining). 


Grade Four Spelling Book. Contrast and application of major rules already learned. Advance vowel charts - necessary (nec(e)-eD-ary=ery), 45 word groups, synonyms and antonyms.



California, Map reading, Our Home, Our Earth.


Complete farmer pattern: four sentences, Carden summary (more difficult material summarized) paraphrase, smiles, 5-step paragraph: four of the sentences (topic sentence; three, varied, specific sentences to prove it), Composition Forms: 17 more advanced forms (4 sentences to 5 paragraphs).


Expressions, tenses, vocabulary, reading, writing, and answering questions.


All four processes into the 1.000,000 house, Subtractions: borrowing from any house, Multiplication: 3-place with expansion and carrying to any house, Division: 3-place divisors in long division with and without, remainders, Word problems: more difficult in all processes; difference between; "all in the beginning," Factual mastery: timed tests on all processes, Fractions: conversations and related work up through simple adding and subtracting, Roman Numerals: 1-1,000's, Measurement (conversions): linear; liquid; weight; Metrics: measuring: simple computations, Other topics, rounding off in the 100's; simple line graphs; bar graphs; table graphs; pie graphs; pictographs. Centigrade and Fahrenheit. Decimals.


Early North American explorers, Colonial history of the U.S. with focus on American heroes, California history and customs, Techniques of outlining: drawing conclusions from facts presented.


Scott-Foresman Science: weather, fish, reptiles, hibernation, birds, sea life, circulation, earth science, plants, sound experiments, physical science.


Weekly art projects and techniques as well as art appreciation.

Physical Education:

Seasonal organized sports and skills, sportsmanship.

Social Studies:

Developing knowledge and skill in history, geography, culture, economics, civics, and government. We also focus on people and their interaction with others and the world in which they live. Our students gain a better understanding of their country and its regions.

Attitude Development:

While discussing Carden Standards of Living, the student is helped to develop the ability to function without self-consciousness in the presence of classmates and adults. Accept responsibility for learning, make individual contributions to group discussions and bring from home resource information when pertinent to discussions. Praise the work of others, accept constructive correction, have a calm demeanor, and have a sense of security in the learning experience. Display kindness and respect to others, always.

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