Fourth Grade Curriculum

Curriculum Overview


  • The Ten Commandments
  • The Beatitudes
  • Stations of the Cross
  • Family Life
  • Liturgical Calendar
  • Annual Spiritual Retreat at JSerra High School
  • Integration of Religion into all areas of instruction

Four levels of instruction daily

  • McGraw Hill Reading Wonders ELA/Literacy program aligned to the Common Core ELA Standards
    • Encompasses Vocabulary, Grammar, Spelling, Composition, and Reading Comprehension through fictional, non-fictional, and informational text
    • Exposure to multiple literary skills and genres
  • Accelerated Reader Program – Personalized goals for independent reading practice
  • Introduction to the Jane Schaffer paragraph writing format
  • Daily Skill Reinforcement with Simple Solutions English Grammar Common Core

Four levels of instruction daily

  • Pearson Realize enVision Math digital program aligned to the Common Core Math Standards
  • Mastery of Multiplication and Division facts
  • Multi-digit Multiplication and Division
  • Fractions and Decimals
  • Geometry and Measurement
  • Problem-Solving Skills
  • Introduction to Algebra
  • Daily Skill Reinforcement with Simple Solutions Common Core Math
  • Mind Institute Spatial-Temporal (ST) Math – supplemental, software games use interactive, graphically-rich animations that visually represent mathematical concepts to improve conceptual understanding and problem-solving skills.


  • The Study of California History
  • California’s Four Main Geographic Regions
  • California’s Early Native American Populations
  • The California Mission System
  • The California Gold Rush
  • A Study of California’s Early Entrepreneurs
  • The Forming of California’s Statehood
  • Walk Through California
  • Daily Skill Reinforcement with Simple Solutions Social Studies Common Core


  • Hands-On Experiments and Use of Technology
  • STEM Practices
  • NGSS Aligned Curriculum
  • Waves and Their Applications
  • Energy: Electricity
  • Earth Features: Rocks, Erosion, Weathering
  • Individual and Group Science Projects


  • Father Serra Annual Essay Contest
  • Knights of Columbus Annual Art Contest
  • Religion, Science, and Social Studies-Aligned Field Trips