Mrs. Julia Godfrey, Teacher
Mrs Godfrey is the third grade teacher at Our Lady Queen of Peace School. She received her Bachelors degree in Elementary Education from Bradley University. She began her teaching career as a first and second grade teacher in a combined classroom setting in a small rural school in Missouri. She joined the faculty at Our Lady Queen of Peace School in 1992 as the fifth grade teacher. After teaching fifth grade for two years, She accepted the challenge of researching, developing, and implementing a curriculum for the brand new kindergarten. She taught kindergarten from 1994 - 2011 and has been teaching the 3rd grade and 4th grade from that point on.
Students attend Mass every Friday and every third Tuesday with their class. We focus mainly on the Ten Commandments.
Students will read a variety of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, folktales, and fairytales. They will make appropriate predictions and inferences before, during, and after each reading. Vocabulary will be reviewed also. Reading skills will be taught through Think Central on our Smart board.
The primary focus in fourth grade is on the states and regions of the United States. They will also research the Presidents of the United States and learn the states and capitals.
The fourth grade will be using the Saxon Math textbook. They will work mainly on adding, subtracting, multiplication, and division. Students will also learn about place value, rounding numbers, fractions, decimals, line segments, rays, angles, the calendar, surveys, range, median, mode, geometric shapes, and roman numerals. Additional reinforcement will also be done during their computer time.