I am so excited to be back teaching in fourth grade for my 3rd year! As usual I will be teaching fourth grade homeroom, but we will be having some changes this year. Once again, my classroom will be a Classroom Dojo centered model focused on growing young role models. Fourth graders can expect a whole new world of Math being taught this year by me. Miss Kirk will be teaching fourth grade subject of Religion and English. This leaves me time to teach the fifth grade subjects of Social Studies and Science. With new curriculum fresh from the Dioceses and new Reading textbooks, this will be a transition year. I am confident that with this fresh outlook students will be able to succeeded more thoroughly in their growth to become young citizens in our community.
My favorite subjects growing up were social studies and science. I now hope to teach these subjects to my future students with all the passion and intellect I grew accustomed to under my teaching mentors such as Mr. M, Mrs. Brandt, and Mrs. Grellner to name a few. I plan to follow in the footsteps of my mentors by holding my students to high expectations through the use of scaffolding and modeling. Fourth graders should expect to learn details about famous Missourians, the fifty United States of America, and America’s presidents, whereas fifth graders should be preparing to work through several projects focusing on the birth and growth of the United States. I love working on projects that lead students to explore critical thinking and themselves as growing citizens of the world. Fourth graders should be prepared for weekly spelling test as well as activities to expand their vocabulary and writing skills. I am ready and willing to work with the community of parents to ensure the best possible Catholic education for your students. I hope to work together with students and parents to make this the most exciting and educational school year yet.