Grades 4 an exciting and busy time for the students of ASK. They are actively engaged in activities and projects that help them to further develop the skills learned in Grade 3. It is our belief that our students need to be active participants in their own learning. Our teachers’ role is to assist their students by observing their interests and strengths and providing the materials and time for them to explore and develop further in a positive and supportive learning environment. Social integration and the development of positive social skills is an integral part of our academic program. Our students learn to share and be supportive of each other while working together collaboratively on projects and classroom activities. Strong friendships are further developed as are the skills required to be confident independent learners. At ASK we strive to ensure that our students’ years in elementary education further promote a positive basis for the remainder of their academic lives.
The Language Arts program provides students with instruction in reading, writing, speaking, listening, spelling, phonics, communication, vocabulary, handwriting and the structure of language. Instruction occurs in a whole class setting, in small groups and on an individual basis as appropriate. A variety of methods and materials are used to teach basic skills, extend thinking and promote and refine the language development of our students. Students learn and refine their reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. A literature based approach exposes students to recognizeworks of children’s literature, promoting critical reading, thinking and discussion skills as a love of reading is fostered. The students will demonstrate a growing proficiency in a number of reading applications. Specific reading instruction continues at these levels while students employ independent reading skills to all areas of learning.
By the end of Grade4 students are expected to :
By the end of Grade4 students will be expected to:
In writing, students will demonstrate skills that allow them to apply writing to all areas of learning. Students will now be writing for a variety of purposes and need to show evidence of independent editing and revision. Their writing should show an increased clarity of thought and an ability to develop and support central ideas. By the end of Grade 4 students are expected to:
By the end of Grade4 students are expected to :
During Grade 4 students will be exposed to:
By the end of Grade 4 students will be expected to :
Social Studies concepts and skills are developed throughout the elementary school years in an ever broadening perspective. Grade 4 focuses on Egypt and the world as students study geography,history, culture societies and government and develop map skills. By the end of Grade4 students are expected to:
Science is an active process used to experience and understand the world and beyond. Students in Grade 4 should acquire specific fundamental scientific knowledge and apply elementary scientific processes to their studies. They should recognize cycles and people’s ability to impact upon systems as well as their personal responsibilities in the world. Students will be expected to build knowledge and an understanding of the natural and manmade world through the application of scientific processes. By the end of Grade 4 students will be expected to:
The intent of the Art Education program in ASK is to develop visual thinkers and to encourage creative problem solving on all levels of instruction. This program promotes visual literacy through studies in art history, aesthetics, art appreciation and criticism as well as through the process of creating original art. Art encourages inquiry and discovery and wonder.
Structured learning situations are an essential part of the intellectual, social, and emotional growth of every child, and the art curriculum is designed to develop the unique mental capabilities which foster flexible, divergent, original, fluent, and imaginative thinking. While art enhances learning in all subject areas by providing visual, auditory, and sensory experiences, it has intrinsic value and is worth learning for its own sake.
By the end of Grade 4, students will be expected to :
Theater arts are an important part of the lives of all students and the community. Our program is designed to promote the development of the individual’s need for dramatic self-expression. The program strives to develop the ability to appreciate the role theater arts plays in the improvement of the quality of our lives. Exposure to and appreciation of theater traditions from western and non-western regions and cultures is fundamental to our philosophy. Our department recognizes and benefits from the great variety of cultures represented at ASK.
Physical Education is an integral part of a student’s total education experience. Every elementary student will have PE daily. The PE program emphasizes fitness, the ability to work with others in small and large groups, sportsmanship, respect for people, property and rules. The PE program for Grade4 aims to enable students to :