Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Deborah Thompson
The Horace Mann 4th grade is a family of learners who work together through team teaching, independent learning, cooperative groups, and partnership learning experiences.
Curriculum Focus is on the core academic areas outlined in the District Curriculum. We emphasize the development of independent work/study skills and learn strategies for organization which allow students to become independent, responsible learners. Fourth graders also learn and practice conflict resolution skills and develop problem solving and personal decision making skills.
- Mini-Courses: Small group interest area classes taught by parent, community, and business volunteers (offered three times each year)
- Art Adventure: Art history and appreciation taught by parent volunteers, culminating in a field trip to the Minneapolis Institute of Art.
- Accelerated Reader: Independent reading time using literature at individual independent reading levels and computer tests. Students are expected to read 25 books during their fourth grade year.
Service Learning Projects
- Book Buddies: Weekly time spent enjoying books with kindergarten buddies.
Ms. Thompson - 4th Grade Teacher