Mrs. Brinkley

My name is Beth Brinkley.  I teach 4th Grade here at Queen of All Saints.  This is my 6th 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 18 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 2018-2019

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1I4oDnMAxNqdSRJBnpzH8TMBuN0jv00HBnRxoj2ZuoRI/edit?usp=sharing

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