Short Personal Bio:
This is my first year at St. Justin Martyr school and am so blessed to be teaching at this school. I was born and raised Catholic and am so thrilled to be working in an environment where both components, academics and faith, are being taught to students. I have received my Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from Azusa. I also hold a Masters in Education and a Bachelor’s in Child and Adolescent studies.
Fourth grade covers various subject areas throughout the year. Language Arts covers many reading genres such as Fairytailes, Expository text and Realistic Fiction. The students also participate in writers workshop and are given monthly writing prompts. Math has the students develop understanding and fluency with multi-digit multiplication, and developing understanding of dividing to find quotients involving multi-digit dividends. Also they begin to develop an understanding of fraction equivalence, addition and subtraction of fractions with like denominators, and multiplication of fractions by whole numbers. This is also the year California history is covered and the students get to build their own missions. Researching and forming a well structured mission report is also part of the project.
Short Tech use Summary:
Each student is issued their own iPad for the school year. Throughout the year the iPads are being used to assist with all subject areas. Several apps like ST math and Sumdog are used daily. This is also the year that each student is given an email and guided to properly use it.