10390 Remick Ave., Pacoima, CA 91331
(818) 834-8551
(818) 896-7996

“Every child is gifted. They just unwrap their packages at different times.” Unknown

Welcome to Mary Immaculate School! My name is Elizabeth Spoden and I am the 4th grade teacher. I have been teaching for five years and this is my third year at Mary Immaculate School. I have a Bachelor’s Degree from Cal-State University Northridge and a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and Master’s in Education from National University.

I have a passion for working with children! It has been such a blessing to be part of the Mary Immaculate School family! Being at this school has brought me closer to God. MIS is a welcoming place and we are blessed to have a wonderful staff that works together and does everything for the students to succeed.

What we do in 4th grade:

• Unit 1: The Goodness of God
• Unit 2: Jesus Is the Son of God
• Unit 3: The Holy Spirit
• Unit 4: The Church
• Unit 5: Social Justice
• Feasts and Seasons (Lent, Easter, Mardi Gras, Christmas, Advent, The Liturgical Year, Holy Day, Saints)

Unit 1: Place Value and Operations with Whole Numbers
• Place Value, Addition and Subtraction is One Million
• Multiply by 1-Digit Numbers
• Multiply 2-Digit Numbers
• Divide by 1-Digit Numbers
• Factors, Multiples and Patterns
Unit 2: Fractions and Decimals
• Fraction Equivalence and Comparison
• Add and Subtract Fractions
• Multiply Fractions by Whole Numbers
• Relate Fractions and Decimals
• Multiply Fractions by Whole Numbers
• Relate Fractions and Decimals
Unit 3: Geometry, Measurement, and Data
• Two-Dimensional Figures
• Angles
• Relative Sizes of Measurement Units
• Algebra: Perimeter and Area

Language Arts
• Figurative Language
• Grammar (nouns, verbs, adjectives, conventions, etc.)
• Sentence Formation
• Listening and Speaking
• Narrative and Expository Text
• Decoding Skills
• Text Structures
• Reading Strategies (prediction, clarification, questioning, summarization)
• Persuasive
• Narrative
• Expository (Informative)
• Opinion
• Research Skills (Technology, PowerPoint, Microsoft Word)

Unit 1: Life Science (Looking at plants & animals, life cycle, needs of living things, ecosystems)
Unit 2: Earth Science (looking at the Earth, weather patterns, Earths resources, rocks & minerals)
Unit 3: Physical Science (observing materials, matter, energy, electricity & magnetism)

Social Studies
• California History (CA missions, regions, economic and political life, agricultural and U.S. constitution)