PITTSBURGH CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS | THREES PROGRAM- 8TH GRADE

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301 College Park Dr

Monroeville, PA 15146

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for 2017-18

Fourth Grade

School Calendar
  1. Teacher In-Service Days

    August 23 @ 8:00 am - August 24 @ 5:00 pm
  2. Parent/Student Orientation (All grades)

    August 25 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  3. First Day of School

    August 28

4th GRADE

Hello!
I am very excited to spend this coming school year with you!  This will be my first year at Greater Works Christian School although I was a substitute during the last school year.  I live in Monroeville with my husband Tim and our babies: two dogs, Stella and Nova, and Pickles our cat.  In my free time, I love to work out and bake; my two hobbies balance themselves!
I graduated from Clarion University with degrees in Early Childhood and Elementary Education.  After graduating I worked at Sonlight Child Learning Center, a Christian preschool in my hometown, for a year and a half as the Toddler 1 teacher and later as a Preschool assistant teacher.  After moving to Monroeville last summer, I began working as a substitute for various schools around the area including Greater Works Christian School.  I enjoyed the smaller class sizes and faith-based environment at Greater Works and was thrilled when offered a position!
I am excited to explore the fourth-grade curriculum with my students and help them continue to grow in their relationship with the Lord.  We will work together to make our classroom a comfortable and welcoming place and to make each other feel valued.  This will be a year full of new experiences that will my help my students and I grow academically and spiritually!

Blessings,

Mrs. Katie Bish

4th GRADE

Greater Works Christian School multi-faceted curriculum is designed to help students in every area of life – spiritually, academically, physically, socially and emotionally. An individualized approach helps each child reach his/her God-given potential. The curriculum teaches lessons from a Biblical perspective and allows students to apply scriptural principles to their daily lives.

Language: The course focuses on composition and grammar, sentence structure and types of sentences. Subjects, predicates, clauses, parts of speech, abbreviations, titles quotations, word usage and commas usage. The writing process continues to be incorporated and all the styles of compositions.

Penmanship: Capital and lower case cursive letters and words are reinforced through weekly practice. Emphasis is placed on improving form, neatness, slant, size, spacing and smoothness of letters.

Reading: It focuses on comprehension, oral and silent reading, vocabulary and listening skills. Various novels are read, book reports each month, and they participate in the Book-It program. Participation in the Book-It program is required. Additional reading support is provided by using PSSA Buckle Down Instructional Series.

Spelling: Students are given a list of 20 spelling words each week. They learn the words through games, workbook pages, conversation, and overheads. They apply these words in sentences, through abc order, in writing, and everyday context of the classroom.

Math: Students begin to understand numbers and operations. They learn data, graphing, and time. They work on multiplication with two digit numbers, and division with divisors. Geometry, measurement, probability, basic algebra, fractions and decimals.

Science: Students read the material, complete comprehension questions and study guides, investigate concepts, complete graphic organizers, and complete skill sheets. They do experiments, play games, read informational books, and art. They study of light, geology, astronomy, matter, energy, plants, and sound.

History: The focus in this grade level is American and Pennsylvania history. They study early explorers, the first Americans, the 13 original colonies, the French and Indian war, Revolutionary War, honor historical African American figures. At the end of year, we explore the western United States and read a book about the Oregon Trail.

Health: The different systems of the body (skeleton, muscles, respiratory). The layers of our skin and parts of our teeth. We reiterate the importance of good posture, hygiene, and healthy bodies.

SPECIAL SUBJECTS

Character Development, Missions, Physical Education, Spanish, Music

ACADEMIC EVALUATION

Students are assessed by qualified teachers using both objective and subjective data to determine grade level readiness. Grading is completed during four (nine-week) report periods. Parent conferences are held following the first grading period. Additional conferences are scheduled upon request.

4th GRADE

Please write your child’s name on everything.  Please bring in your child’s school supplies during parent/teacher orientation and place in your child’s locker.  At parent/teacher orientation, we also need to know how your child will leave school daily, by bus or parent pick-up.

Backpack or Bookbag
1 ream of plain white paper
1 ream of white lined paper
2 inch binder with dividers
2 folders with the 3 hole clips (different colors)
Pencils (plenty!)
1 packet of lined note cards
Highlighter
Pencil box