Fourth Grade - Mrs. Poeschl

About Your Teacher

My name is MaryAnne Poeschl and I am so excited to be teaching fourth grade at St. John School! I have been a parent, volunteer, and religion teacher at St John for the past 10+ years. All of my five children graduated from St John, but I am so blessed to get to stay!

I graduated from Hunter College in NYC with an MSEd. My last job before I moved to CT was with the NYS Board of Education as the Transition Coordinator for special education HS students residing in the borough of Manhattan

I am passionate about Catholic education. I know the commitment and sacrifices involved in choosing Catholic education for your child. I look forward to challenging my students to grow spiritually as well as academically.



4th Grade is about:


  • Taking responsibility
  • Being independent
  • Growing in faith & love by following God’s commandments
  • Learning about ourselves, our country and the world around us
  • Caring about our school and each other
  • Contributing to our communities
  • Developing strong character
  • being good sports & playing fair
  • Having fun

Religion Text: Christ Our Life. God Guides Us

  • What is Faith? 
  • God’s Commandments
  • Living the Beatitudes
  • Community Outreach:
  • Collecting Pennies for Shoreline Soup Kitchen

Math Text: Envision Math

  • Daily Review of Basic Math Concepts
  • Visual / Digital Components 
  • Problem Solving Strategies
  • Math Facts Mastery
  • Paced for Test Success

Reading Text: McGraw Hill 

  • SRA Reading Lab
  • Daily sustained reading (SSR)
  • Book of the month reports
  • Summer Reading Project
  • Reading Buddies with Kindergarten

Language Arts

  • SRA Spelling
  • Sadlier Vocabulary Workshop 
  • Zaner Blozer Handwriting
  • Grammar: Voyages in English
  • 6 Traits Writing Program
  • Paragraph of the Week
  • Public Speaking:
  • AM Prayer Readings
  • Reading for MASS
  • Classroom Presentations
  • Poetry Project
  • Character Counts

Social Studies Text:  Regions-Adventures in Time and Place

  • Five Themes of Geography
  • Landforms
  • Maps Skills
  • Heritage Project/Legacy Project
  • Government
  • Regions of the USA

Science 4: Nancy Larson Science Program

  • Exploring the Characteristics of Cells
  • Examining and Classifying Plants
  • Investigating Characteristics of Animals
  • Examining Ecosystems
  • Exploring Energy
  • Investigating Electricity