Dr. Simpson – Fourth Grade


4th Grade News 2-12-18

Click the link above to access the weekly News from 4th Grade 2-12-18


Holy Family 4th Graders Commemorate Dr. King

Photos from Mass on 1/15/2018

4th Grade Working Hard & Playing Hard

A video looking back at our amazing class from Fall 2017.


HOMEWORK – Weekend of 2/10/18

Students must study math multiplication tables in order to retake a test on Tuesday, February 13th.

Until I am sure students are retaining time tables, there will be timed test each week. PLEASE drill your child on this most important work. Use IXL, worksheet, flash cards and any other tools to help them.

Weekly Homework

Practice word work for test on Thursday

Practice multiplication tables

Read 30 minutes each day


February is Black History Month. Select a person of African-American heritage. Summarize that person’s life in at least three paragraphs. Student is to tell a good story about the person of their choice.

– Art
– Business
– Dance
– Education
– Heath
– Ministry
– Music
– Research
– Science
– Sports
– Theater

– The person selected must have lived within the past 100 years or in the present.
– Provide a picture of the person selected.
– Share some examples about the person for example a musician – bring a song that the person sings or student may sing the song. If the person is a sports figure, bring pictures or any other example of that person’s achievement.
– Students should be prepared to share and discuss their historical figure in a class presentation.

This project is due to be turned in on Friday, February 16th. Presentations will begin the following week on Thursday, February 22th.


Colonial Day will take place for 4th and 7th grade students on February 21st.  STUDENTS needs to come to school dressed in Colonial attire. I will be sending pictures home so will know what this attire looks like. Please try to pull from what you have at home and NOT try to buy something new.
Colonial Day Information Sheet


Each year April 15 marks the anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in baseball in 1947. Honoring this important event, the Breaking Barriers Essay Contest is a chance for diverse students of all backgrounds in grades 4–9 to share their personal stories about how they use Jackie Robinson’s nine values to face their own barriers.
Essays Due Friday, March 9th
Breaking Barriers Essay Contest Information Sheet




Jean Simpson holds a PhD in Human Growth and Development as well as Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in education.  Dr. Simpson has taught many years at the college level instructing teachers as an adjunct professor. She has been a substitute teacher at Holy Family and Aquinas for a few years and is very excited about being the 4th grade teacher. She is looking forward to a very successful year with your children.