Fourth Grade Teacher Planner (© 2020) $25.00

The Fourth Grade Teacher Planner is the perfect student supplement to the Fourth Grade Syllabus. It contains daily lesson plans for Religion, Mathematics, Language Arts, Spelling, Poetry, Science, History, Geography, Latin, Art and Music in an easy-to-read format addressed to the student. The assignments for each week are found on facing pages and are broken down by subject and day. There is a box for the student to check off for each subject, so that the parent can see at a glance how all subjects for the day or even the week are going. In addition, each week has a Notes section for every subject in order to track any changes to assignments, field trips, extra-curricular work, deadlines, weekly grades, etc. The Teacher Planners are not a substitute for the corresponding syllabus, however. They are an aid that lists the student’s work, without giving the detailed explanations or teaching resources found in the syllabi. The student will need to refer back to the syllabus on occasion for particular directions. Please Note: The Teacher Planner uses the standard texts found in the Mother of Divine Grace Syllabus. Where the syllabus offers a choice of texts, the Teacher Planner uses the text that most families in the Mother of Divine Grace program use (noted below in bold).

In Religion we use Bible History (Schuster) and study various lives of the saints. Your child also continues the memorization of Catholic doctrine, using the St. Joseph's Baltimore Catechism, No.1. In Mathematics we use Math 54 (Saxon) which uses the spiral approach to teaching mathematical concepts. In Language Arts we use Intermediate Language Lessons (Serl) which provides practice in punctuation, capitalization, grammar, and creative writing. The rules which your child learns in grammar will be reinforced by application to the history summaries which he will write during the year. In Spelling we use The Writing Road to Reading along with Starting a Spelling Notebook to continue the practice of spelling. In Poetry we continue to use The Harp and Laurel Wreath for selections of poetry to memorize. In Science we use Understanding God's World (A Beka) which is an easy-to-use science text that shows God's loving hand at work in His creation. In History we use Pioneers and Patriots (Furlong), Stories of Heroism: Exploration and Colonization (MODG) and The Evangelization of the New World to introduce your child to important facts about the colonization of the Americas and other events leading up to the Revolutionary War. We also provide the student with a list historical fiction to complement the study of history through literature. In Geography we use Fourth Grade Geoegraphy (MODG) which continues to teach your child how to read maps. In Latin we use Beginning Latin I to begin the formal study of Latin. In Art we use the Drawing Textbook (McIntyre) for drawing practice along with the Fourth Grade Art (MODG) for art appreciation. In Music we use Let's Learn Music, #3 (Hayes) along with classical music selections for music appreciation.

Online versions of the MODG syllabi are provided to enrolled families free of charge. Paper copies of the syllabi are also available for purchase from the MODG office, with a 30% discount for enrolled families.