Jane Ryan Grade 4

About the Teachers

The fourth grade team switches for Math, Writing, and Science. Science is taught by Mrs. Greco, Math is taught by Mrs. Spielman, and Writing is taught by Miss Wolfe. Reading and Social Studies are taught in homeroom classes.

Mrs. Greco

This is my first year teaching at Jane Ryan. I earned my Bachelor Degree in Elementary Education at Pace University and went on to Sacred Heart University where I earned my Master's Degree with a concentration in Reading. I have been teaching for 16 years and have taught 3rd, 4th and 5th grades. I am a resident of Trumbull and have a 4th grader at Frenchtown. I enjoy reading and spending time with my family.

Mrs. Spielman

This is my 18th year at Jane Ryan, and I'm loving it! I have been teaching for 25 years ; I have taught 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and high school. I earned my Bachelor's degree at Fairfield University and my Master's degree in School Administration at Boston College. I live in Trumbull with my three children, who are in middle school.

Miss Wolfe

This is my second year teaching at Jane Ryan. I previously taught 5th grade for two years at Westover Magnet Elementary in Stamford. I graduated from Cedar Crest College in Allentown, PA with a degree in Elementary Education. Following graduation, I completed my Masters in Elementary Education at Sacred Heart University. When I am not teaching, I am typically volunteering or coaching. I am the director of the Next Generations Youth Leadership program sponsored by Rotary. Additionally, I am the head coach for the Masuk JV Winterguard team. I enjoy reading, crafting, and relaxing in nature when time allows.

Important Announcements and Reminders

Assignment Pads/Folders: Please remember to check assignment pads and empty take-home folders daily. Also, students should be bringing home their binders everyday.

Band/Strings: Any student who participates in band or strings is responsible for gathering and completing all missed work and homework from the subject missed during their lesson time.

Weekly Spelling List

Trimester 1

Weekly Spelling List

Trimester 2

Weekly Spelling List

Trimester 3

4th Grade Homework Policy

Homework is given everyday, except for Fridays. Exceptions to this include studying, completing projects, and daily reading. Incomplete work may be sent home on weekends to be finished. If homework is not done, a "missing homework" slip will be sent home to be signed; homework must be completed that night.

Spelling: 2 worksheets a week, tests on Thursdays

Math: workbook pages and worksheets (Monday- Thursday), Practice math facts

Reading: 20 minutes for Roaring Reader, Additional assignments (Monday- Thursday)

4th Grade Supply List

  • (4) blue pens
  • (4) black pens
  • (4) red pens
  • (2) 12 packs of #2 pencils- NOT MECHANICAL
  • (4) highlighters- pink, yellow, green, blue
  • (1) 8 pack of colored markers (thin tip)
  • (1) 24 pack of crayons
  • (2) glue sticks
  • (1) pair of good cutting scissors
  • (1) plastic supply box
  • (1) spiral notebook for science
  • (1) 3-ring loose leaf binder (1 1/2 inch)- NOT a trapper keeper
  • (1) package of wide-ruled filler paper for binder
  • (3) sturdy double pocket file folders
  • (1) set of 5 tab dividers for binder
  • (2) black Sharpies (fine point)
  • Earbuds in a plastic baggie