Regina Barker - Grade: 4th
Subjects: Religion, Math, Science, Social Studies, Science, Art
Education: Elementary: St. Madeline / High School: Cardinal O'Hara / College: West Chester University
- In fourth grade Religion, we study the Ten Commandments, Beatitudes, and Works of Mercy. We prepare a Liturgy and present the Stations of the Cross for students and faculty.
- Our English Language Arts program focuses on many genres in Reading. The students learn about folktales, realistic fiction, biographies and fables. Each student is graded on writing with a rubric and the assignments include letter writing, descriptive paragraphs, how to, and poetry. Students in 4th grade are encouraged to read each night and participate in Blue Rocks Reading program.
- In Math, students learn how to multiply and divide larger numbers. A daily maintenance is completed each week. There is an Advanced Math program.
- Our Social Studies program covers Pennsylvania. Students have fun learning about their own state and who was instrumental in its development.
- Fourth grade Science teaches all about the Earth, the systems of the body, and plants. Many interactive labs are completed to enhance student understanding of each topic. At this grade level, students are encouraged to join the K'Nex Club, an after school program.
Anita Shay - Grade: 5th
Subjects: Religion, English Language Arts, Art
Education: Elementary: Main Elementary School/Harlan Rowe Middle School High school: Athens Area High School / College: Penn State University and Neumann University
- This year will be one of the most exciting years of your education. I would first like to share that here at Notre Dame de Lourdes School, you are entering a cooperative learning environment. During 5th grade, students begin to form their own identity. They begin to learn how to be more independent. They are held accountable for their own work and they are taught to speak up for themselves. Students look forward to participating in DARE, which is taught by a Ridley Township police officer. Many interactive and high-interest Smartboard activities are conducted throughout the year to enhance student achievement and motivation. I am paired with the 4th grade teacher, Miss Barker. The following subjects that I will be teaching are:
- ELA (English Language Arts)
Reading- Scott Foresman Series
Writing- Rubric based
Vocabulary- Vocabulary Workshop Series
Grammar- Voyages and English Series
Spelling- Scott Foresman Series
Speech and Public Speaking- Rubric based
While we will still learn about the Mass, the liturgical year and the lives of the saints, this year we concentrate on the Sacraments. Each sacrament will entail a culminating activity or project. We will also spend the end of the year focusing on the Sacrament of Confirmation, which you will receive shortly into 6th grade. 5th grade is also known for performing the reenactment of Stations of the Cross during Lent.
- Steps to Respect
This is a bully prevention program taught on every First Friday after Mass. Students learn the importance of recognizing and reporting any bullying activity.