St. Mary's School Marathon, Wisconsin, Excellence in Education, Home of the Eagles

What is important in 4th grade?

When it comes to a well-rounded fourth grader, good manners rank up there with mastering cursive writing. Mature communication skills and thoughtful actions are stressed throughout the day, using Jesus as our model. Students take more independent responsibility for organizing and prioritizing their work.

Fourth grade is a wonderful year of adventures in learning! A highlight of the year is studying the history of our great state, Wisconsin. Our field trips revolve around this theme when we travel back to the early 1900s to spend a day at The Little Red Schoolhouse; later in the fall we visit an area farm to learn about farming in our community; and finally near the end of the year we travel to our state capital and see where our government leaders work.

In Math, we build on previous concepts—such as place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions and so on. We become masters of the basic facts by taking Rocket Math tests. Art projects are integrated throughout the curriculum. Expect your child to be writing often in cursive (but don't be surprised if it loops and jiggles). More importantly, expect more complex ideas as we engage in weekly writing assignments that strengthen our literary skills. Fourth graders still work on mechanics like vocabulary, but look, as well, for strategies that boost understanding as they read. Active participation in Mass helps them to develop leadership skills and master the art of oral speaking.

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Bernie Heindl Fourth Grade

Hello, my name is Allie Baeseman and I teach 4th grade here at St. Mary's School. After graduating from St. Mary’s in 2011, I attended Marathon High School then furthered my education at Edgewood College, where I earned my Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education.  

My family and I spend a lot of time together, whether that be playing cards and board games, or up north camping and fishing.  When I have some down time I enjoy nature photography, doing cross stitch, reading a good book, or watching a Disney or Hallmark movie with a bowl of popcorn.  During the summer, I spend my time as a girls' horse camp director and as an office manager for a campground.

I am grateful to have the opportunity to be back in my hometown, surrounded by a supportive and loving community.  I hope to instill the love of learning into the students, as well as strengthen their faith.

Phone Extension: 211


Allie Baeseman
Fourth Grade