Mrs. Brinkley

My name is Beth Brinkley.  I teach 4th Grade here at Queen of All Saints.  This is my 5th year teaching at this great school!  I love the students and their families here.  I firmly believe that establishing  a good school to home and back connection is essential for the success of each student.  

4th Grade is a transition year, students are pushed individually to achieve higher levels of thinking.  It's very rewarding as a teacher to see the students grow so much throughout the year.

I have been married to my husband, Ben, for 17 years.  We have three school aged children: Nick, Annie and Clare.  They keep us busy with their extracurricular activities.  

In my free time I like to run and read.  

Please don't hesitate to contact me at any time with any questions/concerns.

 

email address: brinkleye@qasstl.org

phone number: 314-846-0506 ext. 306

School Supply List- Scroll down to see 4th Grade

https://qasschool.com/sites/qasstlschool/files/supply_lists_pk_-_gr._8_2017-18.pdf

The Saints Award

 

In the 2016-2017 school year, we will be introducing a new character education program.  One student from each homeroom will be honored with an award for displaying outstanding character related to that month's character trait.  Below is a list of our monthly character traits and celebration Masses. 

September: RESPECT, Celebrated at Mass on September 28.  Congratulations Gloria!

October: SELF DISCIPLINE, Celebrated at Mass on October 26.  Congratulations, Cole!

November: RESPONSIBILITY, Celebrated at Mass on November 30. Congratulations, Molly!

December: TRUSTWORTHINESS, Celebrated at Mass on January 4. Congratulations, Reeve!

January: PERSEVERANCE, Celebrated at Mass on January 25. Congratulations, Noah!

February: COMPASSION, Celebrated at Mass on February 22. Congratulations, Mason! 

March: COOPERATION, Celebrated at Mass on March 29. Congratulations, Ella!

April: KINDNESS, Celebrated at Mass on April 26. Congratulations, Ruthie!

May: INTEGRITY, Celebrated at Mass on May 22

Curriculum

Language Arts

  • Comprehension Skills: Compare/Contrast, Point of View, Author's Point of View, Cause/Effect
  • Vocabulary Skills: Idioms, Context Clues, Multiple Meanings, Homophones
  • Grammar: New book this Year. quizzes on Fridays!
  • Writing: Narrative, Persuasive, Informative
  • Reading and Spelling Tests Fridays​​​​​​

 

Spelling

  • Pre-test Monday; If all correct, students get challenge words
  • Definitions Monday night; better retention if meanings of words are known
  • Packet and 3 Activities Due Fridays

Math

  • Pre-test before each unit to determine group placement
  • Students have 3 stations
  • Teacher (Lesson Work)
  • Independent Practice
  • Activity/Math Journal
  • Need to know math facts fluently (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division)
  • Topics
  • Place Value
  • Addition/Subtraction
  • Multiplication/Division
  • Fractions
  • Measurement
  • Geometry

Science

  • Plant and Animal Cells
  • Ecosystems/ Biomes
  • Classifying Animals by characteristics
  • Types of reproduction (Animals and Plants)
  • Natural Disasters
  • Types of Weathering
  • Types of Rocks

Social Studies

  • United States Regions
  • Major landforms in the United States
  • States, Capitals, and Map placement
  • Map, Chart, and graph Skills
  • Missouri History