Grades 4-6

Hope Lutheran School utilizes the multi-age approach in our classrooms.  This approach allows students to progress at their own individual pace rather than focusing on a particular grade level.  Grades 4,5, and 6 make up the Blue Team.

Our Blue Team is led by Mr. Jim Oloff who brings years of teaching experience to our Blue Team classroom.   His students learn in an exciting environment and work is planned for their individual learning goals.  The Blue Team also has an outdoor education program including a visit to Camp Perkins in the Sawtooth Mountains and Expedition: Yellowstone.

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Blue Team Details

Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 4:05 p.m.

Our Extended Elementary Program offers your student options for an extended academic track unique to Hope Lutheran School.

Your child will benefit from more focused instruction time as less time is  spent in transition from subject to subject.  Our teachers will have more opportunities to introduce new teaching methods into the classrooms.

As always, our focus is on creating a rigorous academic program taught in a caring, Christian environment.

Blue Team Curriculum

  • Key concepts of the Christian faith including law, gospel, confession, repentance, and grace
  • Lessons on the Word of God as revealed to us by our heavenly Father
  • Sequential summary of the life of Jesus from the gospel of Matthew
  • History of the early Christian church, Acts 2 – 16
  • Reformation and Martin Luther
  • Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod
  • Baptism
  • The Lord’s Supper
  • Whole numbers and decimals (place value, addition, subtraction)
  • Multiplication and division
  • Measurement (metric and customary)
  • Fractions: concepts, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division
  • Geometry
  • Ratios, proportion, and percent
  • Statistics: graphing and probability
  • Algebra: equations and integers
  • Students will experience literature from a wide range of genres
  • Reading with fluency and automaticity will be stressed
  • Vocabulary development
  • Comprehension strategies
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Students learn major principles and patterns of English spelling
  • Students learn reliable spelling strategies that they can apply to both familiar and unfamiliar words
  • Students reinforce map skills and world geography by studying the continents of Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia, South America, and North America
  • Scientific method
  • Cells
  • Genetics and heredity
  • Organism classification
  • Plant growth and responses
  • Invertebrates and vertebrates
  • Atoms, elements, and compounds
  • Matter – properties/changes
  • Energy, sound, and light
  • Forces and motion
  • Machines
  • Ecosystems
  • Weather
  • Earth’s crust
  • Rocks and the rock cycle
  • Solar system and the universe
  • Chemistry – acid base
  • Yellowstone ecosystem
  • Parts of speech: verbs, nouns, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, conjunction, and interjections
  • Capitalization and punctuation
  • The writing process
  • Writing paragraphs
  • Writing letters
  • Research papers
  • Recognize various tempos
  • Identify half, quarter and eighth notes and rests
  • Identify melodic direction
  • Sing partner songs
  • Hear and sing music from diverse cultures
  • Hand Chimes
  • Developmental activities including fitness, movement experiences, body mechanics, and fitness testing
  • Rhythmic activities which include folk dances, and rope jumping
  • Running and tag games, ball games, and relays
  • Skill instruction and drills
  • Lead-up games
  • Individual and dual activities
  • Microsoft Word and PowerPoint
  • Web browsing software
  • Internet research skills
  • Enhance classroom curriculum
  • Build an awareness of art in everyday life
  • Art appreciation and history
  • Explore perceptual awareness
  • Interweave production activities with a variety of media

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