In Grades 3 and 4, students begin to think more independently, marking an important stage where they can be expected to step up to meet greater academic demands and take increased ownership of learning goals and success criteria.

Students continue to be encouraged to ask good questions and gain skills in research and investigation to find answers. These grades provide increased possibilities for collaborative learning toward common and meaningful goals. Hands-on learning and project work provide opportunities to gain knowledge and to celebrate learning. Third and fourth graders continue to develop their ability to work independently, in small groups, and as a whole class. At this age, social relationships grow in their importance.

As personal understanding of God and His world develops, students are often ready to be challenged in expressing a personal faith and reach higher expectations of character integrity.

 

Teaching Team

I have been teaching at Trinity in Grade Three for the past two years. I live in Burlington with my husband Ron and our three daughters. While in high school I already had a desire for teaching. God led me through many opportunities where I worked with children. I graduated from Calvin College and began my journey as a teacher. For the first 10 years of my career, I taught in Port Perry, Willowdale, Bowmanville and Burlington, Ontario. About 5 years ago my family and I moved to Jakarta, Indonesia, to teach in a Christian International school. I love being a teacher and I especially love how God teaches me things everyday in my role here at Trinity. Currently I am working towards being a specialist in Special Education.

BA – Calvin College
BEd – Calvin College
Ontario Certified Teacher
Christian School Teaching Certificate

Nadine Masengi - Grade 3
Throughout my life, I have a developed a joy and passion for working with children. My passion for teaching and working with children led me to enroll in the Concurrent Education Program at Brock University, which included a teaching practicum in Cape Town, South Africa. Since 2013, God has blessed me with the opportunity to use my gifts and talents at Trinity to create holistic, Christ-centered classrooms for my students.

BA – Calvin College
BEd – Calvin College
Ontario Certified Teacher
Christian School Teaching Certificate

Katelyn Pot - Grade 4