Fourth Grade

Debra Reed

Welcome to Fourth Grade!


The 4th grade presents many educational opportunities: We develop reading skills by focusing on comprehension, clarifying meaning of unknown and multiple meaning words, summarizing, problem/solution, and author’s purpose. Some of the novels we read are: Lewis and Clark, Little House on the Prairie, Charlotte’s Web, Stone Fox, and Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing. Students participate in the Missouri Conservation poster contest and the Optimist Club-Say No to Drugs contest.

We explore the Show Me State through field trips to Missouri Conservation Day, Missouri Day at NWMSU, and Eagle Day at Squaw Creek Refuge. The culmination of this unit is an exhibit of student research on Missouri.

We strive to be good faithful servants of the Lord giving of our time, talents, and treasures by taking on roles at weekly Mass, pairing up with younger students to read and model positive behavior, and reciting the rosary monthly. Our religious focus is on the Ten Commandments, Sacraments, and the rosary.


Classroom News

No K-4 Mass on Wednesday

Parents, Due to a funeral kindergarten through fourth grade will not be attending Mass on Wednesday.  If your child has a Mass role they will simply be moved to the following week.  I, Mrs. Casteel, will update the February Mass Roles post on the website to show all the changes that are made.  Please check…

Updated February K-4 Mass Roles

Parents, Below are the Mass roles for February.  As with last month if we miss school on a Mass day your child will keep their Mass role but just do it the following week. Also, please note that February 10th is Ash Wednesday.  This is an All School Mass.  That means that students from kindergarten…

January Mass Roles for K-4

Parents, Below are the Mass roles for January.  Please remember as we get further into the winter bad weather can cause us to cancel school.  Should that happen on a Wednesday when we are supposed to have Mass, your child will have the same role (petition) but just move back a week.  If that does…