4th Grade

(4A) Mrs. Mary Wachowiz (mother of an SJA graduate) has been in education since 2006, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Florida Atlantic University, FL and a degree in Business Administration from Widener University, PA..

(4B) Mrs. Kimberly Cioci has been an educator for over twenty years and holds a Bachelor’s of Elementary Education from the University of Phoenix in Arizona, a Master’s in Education from Cabrini University in Radnor, PA, and a K-12 Principal Certification in Pennsylvania. She has over 20 years in educational experience both in and out of the classroom. Mrs. Cioci has been a teacher, Vice Principal, and a Principal at various times in Catholic Schools. She also works for VIPKID and teaches English virtually to students in China.

(4C) Mrs. Sylvia Mejia has been an educator for over fifteen years and holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Social Science and a Multiple Subject Bilingual Teaching Credential from California State University, Los Angeles and a Master’s of Science in Elementary Education from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa.

FAITH FORMATION HIGHLIGHTS

• 10 Commandments
The Religious Knowledge Book is provided to all students. They are responsible for learning all of these basic teachings (#1-47)

MAJOR FOCUSES OF FOURTH GRADE

 6 Writing Traits – Composition and the Writing Process
Reading Comprehension including analysis, synthesis, and evaluation skills
Research and Technology
AR (Accelerated Reader) Program (reading comprehension and vocabulary quizzes)
Math – place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, fractions
Social Studies – States and Regions

MAJOR PROJECTS OF FOURTH GRADE

• President’s Report
State Power Point Presentation
Scientific Method Science Project
Living Museum of Noteworthy People

SUBJECTS, TEXTBOOKS & CURRICULUM

 Math – Sadlier
• Reading – Journeys
 Science – Scotts Foresman and Agriculture in the classroom to tie into Aeroponics and Hydroponics Garden
Social Studies-Harcourt
Spanish – twice a week (taught by Spanish teacher) QTalk Program
Language Arts/ Library – MacMillan and McGraw Hill
Art – once a week (taught by Art teacher)
Physical Education – (4th grade students can try out for cross country)
Music – (twice a week) (learning notes)
Junior Achievement
Cursive
After School Programs: Spanish Club, French Club, Chess Club, Band, Choir, Irish Step Dance and Drama Programs, STEAM (Science Technology Arts Math) and Robotics

TECHNOLOGY

 Smart Board
Microsoft PowerPoint, Word (Tables), Publisher
iPads
Smart Table

COMPETITIONS

 Spelling Bee and Geography Bee

FIELD TRIPS

 In-House Science
Theatre Visit
Flamingo Gardens

SUMMER PREPARATION

• Mathletics.com
Reading List