Mrs. Topham

Welcome to 4B!

I love fourth graders! They are my favorite in all the school! I get excited when I see how my students grow, learn, explore, and think beyond their wildest dreams! It is a thrill to be a part of this transformation! But the best part of all is how we help each other to grow in the love of Jesus.

Grade Level Overview

Grade four at Saint Joseph Elementary School is a year full of excitement and personal growth. We learn about ourselves as students and our world around us. It is the best grade of all, just ask us!

What is a fourth grader?

No two children are the same, thanks be to God! However there are certain traits that fourth graders generally exhibit. First, they value friendships. They love to help one another and work well in pairs. They generally work hard and want to do well. Connecting themselves to learning is a necessary component to the learning process. They love to collect things. They respond well to humor and are developing their own sense of humor. They love to talk things over. They demand fairness and see the world as fair and unfair, just and unjust, right and wrong. Fourth graders are seeking to know more about the Lord and are so open to prayer. They are honest and expect others to be also. In short, they are wonderfully and beautifully made!

"Some people come in your life as blessings.

Some come in your life as lessons." (St. Mother Teresa)


Resources for 4B (An excellent website listing many resources that will be handy for our fourth grade students) (This software website includes many interactive games that will help to study various skills)

Weekly News


Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Sun, Dec 29
Mon, Dec 30
Tue, Dec 31
Wed, Jan 1
Thu, Jan 2
Fri, Jan 3
Sat, Jan 4
Sun, Jan 5
Mon, Jan 6
Tue, Jan 7
Wed, Jan 8
Thu, Jan 9
Prayer & Pickup 1A
Mary's Garden; lower church if it is raining
Fri, Jan 10
Sat, Jan 11
Sun, Jan 12
Mon, Jan 13
Wed, Jan 15
Thu, Jan 16
Prayer & Pickup 1B
Mary's Garden; lower church if it is raining
Sat, Jan 18
Sun, Jan 19
Tue, Jan 21
Wed, Jan 22
Thu, Jan 23
Prayer & Pickup 1C
Mary's Garden; lower church if it is raining
Sat, Jan 25

Calendar & Category Legend:

  • SJES Main School Year Calendar
  • Topham