Welcome to 4th Grade!
Fourth grade is a year of ever growing independence and responsibility. Students have been accustomed to the buzz and environment of the intermediate grades, making the transition from 3rd to 4th grade much smoother and quicker than previous years. Students in fourth grade will be on a fun, challenging journey to become the best student and person they can be, with the help of their teacher, classmates, and peers. Fourth grade introduces students to more independence and responsibility, helping the transition from the intermediate grades to the middle school much smoother.
I believe that my job as your child’s teacher, is to facilitate their learning to help them become the best student and person they can be. Providing a warm, welcoming environment provides a sense of safety and enhances the want to learn. I feel that hard work, fun, self-discipline, laughter, and encouragement are all extremely important pieces in the process of learning and self-growth. Your child will be taught important, fundamental life and learning skills that are going to be extremely important in the upcoming grade levels, such as independence, problem solving, higher-level thinking skills, and responsibility. Your child will learn organizational and study skills, as well as how to manage their own behavior and time in the classroom. Students will learn that actions, both good and bad, always have consequences, which will be something they can use the rest of their lives. Students will feel a personal connection to their teacher, classmates, and their school, and their hard work will pay off.
Feel free to contact us with any questions, celebrations, or concerns. Feel free to write a note, send an email, or set up a time to talk. I look forward to working with not only your children, but you, the parents, during our great year together.
B.A., magna cum laude, from Saint Ambrose University
Miss Skaggs joins the Keith faculty after recently graduating magna cum laude from St. Ambrose University. She earned her B.A. in Elementary Education with endorsements in reading and language arts. For seven consecutive semesters, Miss Skaggs was awarded Dean’s List honors demonstrating her intense passion for excellence. Miss Skaggs strongly desires to develop within her students a life-long love for learning. Miss Skaggs also intends to influence the athletic talents in her students as she was an all-state runner and captain of the St. Ambrose University women’s track team. She promises her classroom instruction will be dynamic, engaging, and energetic. Born and raised in Winnebago, she is excited to be back in the northern Illinois area, and thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the 4th grade students. Miss Skaggs will be getting married this fall, and will then become Mrs. Turcato. Outside of school, she enjoys athletics, reading, and is an avid Notre Dame football fan.