Fourth Grade
Mrs. Mary Nauman

Welcome to 4th Grade at St. Hugh’s School in Greenbelt! As your child’s homeroom teacher, I look forward to an exciting year working together with you to help your child grow spiritually, academically, and emotionally. A successful and joyful year together depends upon many factors, especially good communication and teacher/parent support. Having been teaching here in the classroom for many years, I feel blessed to know many of the families of the St. Hugh’s community. I am excited to meet new families as well!

Some of the areas of study the 4th graders will explore this year include the following:

  • the history and geography of our state of Maryland, with a wonderful hands-on guided tour of Historic St. Mary’s City, our first capital; local and national government, famous Marylanders
  • the mystery of the Holy Trinity, the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy,the 8 Beatitudes, lives of Saints, the 10 Commandments, Holy Mass
  • completion of a novel unit on The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis, book review writing, multiple-paragraph writing, grammar review with diagramming, phonics review/reinforcement
  • the study of plant  and animal life cycles, photosynthesis, weathering, soil and rock formation, investigating matter and energy, hands-on experiments/labs
  • incorporation of the Saxon series, an incremental development of math skills to include mastery of multiplication/division facts, multi-step word problems, measurement, geometry,  and interpreting variables and mathematical symbols

Please feel free to contact me at St. Hugh’s for any additional information or to answer any questions you may have. Thank you for visiting our school’s website!

God bless you,
Mrs. Mary Nauman

+ View the Academic Standards for Fourth Grade (PDF)

What follows are some of our academic goals for the 1st Quarter:


  • Who is God/why we were created
  • How God chooses to reveal Himself
  • Second Person of the Blessed Trinity: Jesus
  • Stories in Sacred Scripture/stories of saints
  • Worshipping God at Mass/holy days of obligation


  • Review of digits, sequences of numbers, place value through millions
  • Math fact review: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division
  • Adding columns of numbers/subtracting two digit numbers
  • Multi-step word problem patterns:  SSM  SWA 
  • Finding missing variables
  • Lapsed time

Language Arts

  • Novel reading and book review writing
  • Identifying/ writing compound sentences and parts of speech (nouns and pronoun
  • Writing from different points of view; writing a personal narrative
  • Identifying and using similes and metaphors/antonyms and homonyms
  • Vocabulary enrichment and identifying the multiple meanings of words
  • Life of Native Americans in Maryland
  • Arrival and life of Maryland settlers
  • Writing a journal/diary of the voyage to Maryland as one of the travelers
  • Visiting Historic St. Mary’s City on Friday, November 13th, 2009


  • Observing that living things are made mostly of cells
  • Observing plant growth and pollination, plant reproduction, and seed dispersal
  • Classifying plants/discovering how plants use energy for photosynthesis
  • Comparing animal life cycles
  • How energy is transferred from one source to another:  food webs/energy pyramids
  • Discovering how an ecosystem represents the interactions between living and nonliving things.


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