Grade 4

Academics

In fourth grade, we strive to achieve academic excellence; accommodating individual learning styles to enable every student to achieve his/her fullest potential.

  • Educational instruction based on the Indiana State Standards
  • Technology supported Math and Language Arts curriculum:
    • SMART board technology
    • Compass Learning
  • Enriching experiences and study trips:
    • Indiana State Museum
    • Indiana State House
    • Marion Co. Public Library
    • Eiteijorg
  • Guided, hands-on Science experiences through our Delta-FOSS curriculum
  • Oral recitation, book reports, and multimedia projects

Faith

As members of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, we are called to faith and salvation in Jesus Christ in the Roman Catholic tradition. We strive to live the Gospel by:

  • worshipping God in word and sacrament
  • learning, teaching, and sharing our faith
  • serving human needs

In fourth grade, our focus is on the dignity and value of all human life as learned through the Beatitudes and Ten Commandments. As a school community, we are also committed to developing an understanding of the Seven Themes of Catholic Social Teaching.

Relationships

We are committed to guiding students in developing lifelong skills in communicating effectively with others and building strong, caring, Christian relationships.

We use community circles to build relationships with our peers and solve problems and conflicts that arise. This gives students the opportunity to develop positive communication skills, as well as effective problem solving skills that will be utilized well beyond our fourth grade classrooms.

 Teachers

Mrs. Heimann

I graduated from Ball State University in 2006 with an undergraduate degree in Fine Arts, and I returned to IUPUI to complete the Transition to Teaching Program in 2009. I have taught 3rd grade in Baltimore, and kindergarten here in Indianapolis.  This will be my first year teaching fourth grade, and I am looking forward to the excitement and challenges that come from working with older students. I have a wonderful husband who teaches 6th grade here, an energetic 3rd grade son named Oliver, and a beautiful cat named Cleo. 

 Mrs. Hernandez

I have 14 years experience in Occupational Therapy and 7 years of experience in education.  My original OT degree is from Indiana University, and I went back to school for my transition to teaching license in 2010.   My reason for becoming a teacher is the desire to help children of all abilities develop a love of learning in a positive, nurturing environment.  My family includes my husband, four sons, and Salsa, the family dog.  This year, I have 3 sons in college (Purdue, Xavier, and Ball State) and one in high school (North Central).  I enjoy reading, gardening, scrapbooking, and watching my sons’ many sporting events.  I also work with The STEM Connection, teaching and developing STEM curriculum for children.

Grade 4

Stacie Hernandez
Becky Heimann