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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.

Overview

Religion

Students attend Mass every Friday and every third Tuesday with their class. We focus mainly on the Ten Commandments.

Language Arts

We will be using the McGraw-Hill textbook which focuses on basic sentence structure, parts of speech, punctuation, and capitalization. They will be also writing personal, expository, descriptive, and persuasive paragraphs. I will also reinforce our English skills through Think Central on our Smart board.

Spelling:

There will be twenty-five words every week. The spelling words and addition skills will be in their Journey workbook.

Reading:

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.

Social Studies

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.

Math

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.