While 3rd grade shows a lot of growth, 4th grade is when the children really start to rise up to challenges.
Composition– IEW Medieval History Based Lessons pairs very nicely with the time period covered in history in 4th grade. In order to teach this book, you’ll need to take Teaching with Style and Substance seminar.
Grammar– We begin using Fix-it Grammar Book 1 The Nose Tree
Spelling– We continue learning new phonograms and spelling rules with All About Spelling level 4.
History– Story of Civilization Vol. 2 The Medieval World from TAN books is a great history program. There are activities, videos, and the textbook tells wonderful stories to help the children better understand this time period.
Science– Elemental Science Logic Level Biology. I love how hands on this science is, and instead of using a text, the kids read from science encyclopedias.
Religion– We mostly intertwine our faith throughout every subject we teach. We also celebrate feast days of our favorite saints and read about them in addition to saying a daily rosary. As far as a text, I like Faith and Life Jesus Our Guide.
Latin– 4th grade is the first year my kids take Latin, which helps them excel in so many other subject areas. They take a Latin class at our homeschool enrichment school, but I highly recommend Memoria Press Prima Latina.
Music– Piano lessons and choral singing with a bit of classical music listening tossed in.