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Back to School and already working hard

4th grade is back! 

We spent the first few days of class getting to know each other. Some of our favorite activities were making haiku and acrostic poems to get to know each other, and re-imagining the 100s chart to have each number be equally represented.

Looking forward to a great 2019-2020 year!


A Look Back at 2018-2019

       We had so much fun in fourth grade this year! The majority of students loved our Periodic People lesson, where students were introduced to the Periodic Table by figuring out a pattern in all the little guys! We also celebrated the inauguration of the new Governor with a game called Powers of the Governor, so students understand everything that a governor  really does. We loved our various STEM challenges, and working with the discipleship coordinator, Mrs. Vaccaro, in religion class. Fourth grade especially liked using our energy sticks to see if we could complete a circuit! Have a great and restful summer!

Enjoy the pictures!


Periodic People…. an introduction to elements

The 4th grade played a game with periodic people to introduce them to elements and the Periodic Table. Students needed to identify patterns and find the missing person based on characteristics of the other people.





New Ohio Governor

4th grade watched the new Governor Mike DeWine’s inauguration ceremony! In order to understand the many roles of Governor, students played a game titled Powers of the Governor.


Mound Builders

While learning about early Ohio and the Mound Builders, 4th grade took on the task of being the Mound Builder and the archaeologist! Students buried artifacts in the dirt, made a mound, and then had to dig up a different mound and artifacts to see what group built it. It was fun, but very messy!


Hello, October!

Things are in full swing here in 4th Grade! We are entering week 3 in our reading series, Wonders. I am finally getting the hang of the immense amount of material that is involved with this series.

We are heading into our second tests (already?!?!) in Math and Religion.

Look for information about the calendar kickoff!

September is in full swing!

Hello parents and students!

School is in full swing in 4th grade!

School pictures are set for Friday, September 14th.

We are planning on having our first math test on Monday, September 18.

Students need to have a school appropriate chapter book for silent reading starting Wednesday, September 12.

Scholastic orders are due by Friday, September 28. If you order online, please use the class code TMNWR to help us earn free books for the class!

Again, my email is if you have any questions or concerns.

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year!

Welcome back students!

My name is Mrs. Young, and I am so excited to be the 4th grade teacher this year!

Something that is new this year is that I will be teaching all subjects, including religion. Students will not be switching at all for other classes.

Email is my easiest form of communication. Please let me know if you have any questions at

I am looking forward to working with you all!

-Mrs. Young

Summer Reading 2018

Dear students and parents,

St. Joseph School is assigning a summer reading book for students entering the 4th Grade. We want to stress the importance of reading to help build language, vocabulary and comprehension skills.

Students are expected to purchase, read and annotate the book Frindle by Andrew Clements. Students should return to class in August ready to discuss the book and complete assignments that will be based on the book.

Attached is a reminder on how annotate while reading. You may annotate directly in the book or use sticky notes.  Also, and assignment work sheet.  This is due on August 27, 2018.  CLICK here for paperwork

SJS Library has a Summer Reading Log for K-5.  Read 18 hours and your name will be entered into a drawing for a free book of your choice from the Bookfair in November.  Click here for information