Grade 4

GOAL:  The children will discover that God's Word in Scripture gives us the guidelines needed to live as disciples of Jesus.


The children will learn to:
  • Locate passages in Scripture by finding the correct book, chapter and verse (103, 132,2688)
  • Tell Scripture stories in the child's own words, to include: (131-3, 1698)
  • The Ten Commandments, Ex 20:1-17, Dt. 5:1-21;
  • The daughter of Jairus and the woman with the hemorrhage, Mt.20:29-34;
  • The Beatitudes, Mt. 5: 1-12;
  • Zaccheus meeting Jesus, Lk 19:1-10;
  • The paralyzed man at Capernaum, Mk 2:1-17;
  • The raising of Lazarus, In 11:17-43;
  • The Rich Young Man, Lk 10:17-29;
  • The Good Samaritan, Lk 10:25-37;
  • The Prodigal Son, Lk 15:11-31;
  • The Temptations of Jesus, Mt 4:1-17;
  • The Good Shepherd, Lk 15:1-7
  • Create a prayer service using passages from Scripture (2688)
  • Pray using the Scriptures, especially the psalms (2653, 2597)
  • Begin to do simple meditation prayer and journaling (2705-8)
  • Make an examination of conscience (1454, 1480)
  • Apply the principles of fairness and justice to family and peer relationships, to sports and other games and to care for the earth (1807,2415-7)
  • Use the corporal and spiritual works of mercy as practical guidelines for Christian living in the family, parish, school and neighborhood (2447,1970-1)


The children will understand:
  • The Eucharist calls us to serve and sacrifice for the good of others (1324-7,   1397)      
  • The following truths about Jesus:
  • Jesus is both God and human (464-9)
  • Jesus is the visible sign of God's love for us (1823,1065)
  • Jesus came to teach us to love one another (846, 1823)
  • Jesus is the Messiah/Redeemer (436-40, 571, 1067)
  • The Risen Jesus is with us today (788, 2743)
  • Grace as God's help in living good lives (1997)
  • The difference between sin as a free choice to turn away from God and as mistakes/accidents (1731-4)
  • That all choices have responsibilities and consequences and are to be made in light of Gospel values (1734, 1848, 783-9)
  • How sin affects the communities in which we live (953)
  • How forgiving, peacemaking and works of justice enrich the communities in which we live (953, 1878fi)
  • How saints and heroes provide us with examples of discipleship to inspire us and help us (957, 828, 1173)
  • Evil came into the world as a result or effect of original sin (401)

The children will have opportunity to:

  • Create a prayer service using passages from Scripture (2705, 2653)
  • Apply the Ten Commandments to life today (1724, 1962, 2053)
  • Apply the Beatitudes to life today (1720-4)
  • Pray the Stations of the Cross (2669, 1674)
  • Celebrate Advent/Christmas and Lent/Easter in stories, symbols and song (1163-5,1667)
  • Experience ritual celebrations of forgiveness and reconciliation (1480, 1434-9)

Parent(s) are asked to: (2221-31)

  • Celebrate Sundays and holy days with child by worshipping with parish community (2177-82)
  • Help child memorize the Ten Commandments and the Beatitudes (1722, pg. 496-7)
  • Participate with child in planning and carrying out a service project (2208)
  • Invite child to lead family meal prayers and other prayers of the Church (1720, 1724)
  • Participate in parish reconciliation services with child (1480, 1434-9)
  • Encourage child to read Scripture stories/lives of the Saints (1045, 1113, 1145fl)

Circle of Grace is the Safe Environment Curriculum Required by the Diocese of Superior for use in our formation programs.

Click the link below for the curriculum for this grade:

Circle of Grace Curriculum: Grade 4