COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

4-5 Grade

 WITH BOOK AND SUPPLY LIST

(updated 6/28/2021)

Textbooks are subject to change. To order books, please select the link(s), if applicable, that are underlined and blue under the individual course description. Grace Academy recommends ordering books no earlier than 7/1/2021.

Fees will be totaled per family and included in your Family Folder at Orientation. Fees will be due the first week of school payable to Grace Academy.

4th-5th Required Supplies

Each 4th-5th student is required to bring each of the following:

  • Pencils – 12 count
  • Colored pencils – Crayola 24 count
  • Crayons – Crayola 24 count
  • Color Markers – 10 count Crayola Classic Colors
  • Glue sticks – Elmer’s 6 count
  • Child scissors – round tip child
  • Erasers – 2 count smudge free pink
  • Disinfecting Wipes- 75 count in plastic closable container 

We recommend brand names as they are better quality and last longer. Please see individual classes below for any additional supplies needed.

4th-5th Classes:

The following courses are 4th and 5th grade level unless otherwise noted. Click on the image or Class Title to read more about the class.

Art

This class will build on the elements of art: line, shape color, value, texture. Students will create projects that increase their awareness of art throughout their world.

Bible

Using Scripture as the primary source, students will explore the following topics; the life of Christ, the work of the Holy Spirit, character traits exemplified in Bible characters, and the life of the Apostle Paul.

Computer

In the Grace Academy computer lab, students will develop confidence when using Mac computers by being exposed to multiple software applications and repetitive use.

Drama (K-5)

Students will learn theater skills, techniques and history by performing simple skits and plays based on parables and popular fairy tales, incorporating the principles of Galatians 5:22-23.

Health/PE

This class is to help improve student sport skills and fitness.  Students will participate in exercises, games and various sports.

Math (4th Grade)

This class will involve review and expansion of basic concepts, emphasizing two-digit multiplication and division, fractions, decimals, and measuring.

Math (5th Grade)

This 4 day a week class will involve review and expansion of basic concepts, emphasizing place value, multiplication, division, decimals, fractions, percents, geometry, probability and integers.

NC History/Geography

Students will journey through the history and geography of North Carolina. There will be stops along the way to highlight prominent historical events and people.

Reading Comprehension I

Students will study literary elements, including main idea, cause and effect, fact or opinion, inference, prediction, setting, etc.

Reading Comprehension II

Students will refine vocabulary through knowledge of prefixes, suffixes, context clues, and stems. Students will explore fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and …

Science I

Students will develop science process skills by participating in hands-on activities, study of the student text and projects.

Science II

Students will develop science process skills by participating in hands-on activities, study of the student text and projects.

Spanish

This course is designed for students with or without prior Spanish language background. Basic vocabulary and grammar skill building is included in this course.

Spelling/Grammar

Students will learn to identify and use proper parts of speech, types of sentences, capitalization, and punctuation. Students will also participate in guided grammar review during class time that will reinforce the concepts learned.

STEM

Students will participate in a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering and mathematics

US History/Geography

Students will learn about the development of the United States.  Students will discover the land and the early people living here before and after the first explorers arrive.

Writing

Students will become skilled and confident writers as they learn to develop strong paragraphs through choosing vivid, descriptive words and using sentence variations by forming sentences of different lengths. Students will grow in their brainstorming and planning skills, gain confidence in writing creatively and learn new ways to edit and revise their stories and reports.