My name is Mrs. Judy Potempa, and 2017-2018 will mark my 10th year teaching 4th grade at Saint William School. During this year, students will participate in a variety of exciting lessons including hands-on science activities, social studies projects that connect with real-life experiences, novel studies, and math. I’m also pleased to share that a new Reading/Language Arts curriculum will be introduced to 4th graders this school year.
Technology is blended into lessons and many of our math lessons will be regularly presented on-line. Our classroom has desktop computers and a library with a large selection of fiction, non-fiction and trade books for independent reading and research. We also have subscriptions to Highlights, Ranger Rick, and National Geographic for Kids Magazines.
When students are in my classroom, they have reached an intermediate level of school. More projects, reading and writing assignments, math practice, and routine homework should be expected. 4th graders can participate in school sports, band, and continue with altar serving and choir. In order to accomplish all of our goals, we have simple rules: be on time and have all school materials ready before the tardy bell rings; listen to and follow all directions; be polite, caring, respectful, and responsible; and be a positive member of our 4th grade community by supporting all learning efforts.