3rd & 4th Grade

Overview


During their elementary school years, children grow in competence, confidence and awareness. It’s a time of building skills and exploring new concepts. Our comprehensive curriculum is designed to nurture our students intellectually, creatively and spiritually.

Curriculum Highlights


  • Scope and Sequence for 3rd and 4th Grade
  • Social Studies: Focus on Washington State and Oregon Trail Story Path
  • Singapore Math guided by the Common Core State Standards
  • Writers workshop with emphasis on expository and narrative writing and poetry. Accelerated Reader (AR) is used to give students reading goals that to support and challenge them.
  • Science is guided by Next Generation Science Standards. One science unit is per Trimester: 2017-2018 topic were the Human Body, Physics of Sound & Water with several field trips throughout the year.

Class Photos


Faculty



Mary Van Eaton


3rd/4th Grade Instructor


About

Mary Van Eaton grew up in the Seattle area before heading to California where she went to school and worked for a decade before returning to the Northwest.  She majored in Biology at Pomona College, then worked for a few years in scientific research.  She spent time as an assistant in a genetics laboratory at Caltech and back at Pomona as a research associate on a fire ecology project in Southern California.  Mary pursued her master's degree in science education at University of California, Berkeley so that she could combine her interest in science with her joy of working with kids.

Mary has taught Middle School Science in both Highline and Seattle School Districts.  She has also enjoyed coaching track and leading girls' STEM after-school clubs.  After taking some time off to be at home with her children, Mary began substitute teaching at all grade levels in both Seattle and on Bainbridge Island.  Her husband and two children relocated to Bainbridge Island two years ago to enjoy the forests, trails, and to be nearer to family.

Email: mvaneaton@saintceciliaschool.org


Professional

  • B.A. Biology
  • M.A. Education

“The Lord your God in your midst.
The might One, will save;
He will rejoice over you with gladness
He will quiet you with His love,
He will rejoice over your with singing.

Zephaniah 3:17

Over 20 Years of Developing Minds, Hearts and Character.

- A Catholic school on Bainbridge Island for students in preschool through 8th grade. -