Third and Fourth Grade
Our third and fourth graders develop vocabulary and interpretive skills by reading and discussing fiction and non-fiction literature. Creative writing, book reports and essays encourage writing proficiency, along with the teaching of proofreading skills. Social studies units begin to focus on Louisiana history, U.S. regions, geography and economics. Math challenges students with daily problem-solving exercises and assignments, accompanied by periodic cumulative tests. The scientific method, weekly experiments, and unit tests provide hands-on science learning. Experiences are enriched through the use of our lower school science lab. Through religion classes, students develop their relationship with the Church. Classes in French, physical education, computer, and art meet twice per week. Music curriculum for 3rd and 4th graders includes a weekly orchestra class and a weekly general music class. Students use iPad minis to enhance problem-solving, productivity, research and collaboration skills.