An entrance into Intermediate Grades

Fourth Grade at Holy Spirit Catholic School is a big step toward independence, as students are encouraged to take more responsibility for their own learning while continuing to emphasize the acquisition of solid learning skills and the construction of a strong learning foundation. Together we build a community of faith to support each other throughout the journey of Fourth Grade!

In Fourth Grade, each student will participate in:


  • Beatitudes
  • Ten Commandments
  • Liturgical Calendar
  • Joyful Work
  • The Saints
  • Organizational Structure of the Church
  • Service
  • Prayerful Participation in the Catholic Liturgies


  • Literature and nonfiction selections
  • Literature Circles
  • Novel Studies
  • Comprehension 'Skills
  • Accelerated Reader Program


  • Writing Process
  • 6 + 1 Trait Writing (Narrative, Informational, Technical,  Persuasive, & Poetry)
  • Language Skills (Grammar, Spelling, Punctuation, & Capitalization)
  • Vocabulary (content area vocabulary, word structure, roots, affixes, homophones)


  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Basic Math facts with emphasis on accuracy and fluency in addition, subtraction, multiplication, & division
  • Place Value and Operations with Whole Numbers
  • Fractions & Decimals
  • Geometry, Measurement, & Data
  • Go Math! series


  • Function and Structure of Plants and Animals
  • Energy
  • Waves and their Applications in Technologies for Information Transfer
  • Earth's Place in the Universe
  • Earth's Systems
  • Earth and Human Activity


  • Geography
  • Economics
  • Kansas History
  • Civics and Governance