Welcome to 4th Grade!

Ms. Merriza

Welcome to 4th Grade! My name is Merriza Ramirez and I am the 4th grade teacher. This is my second year at St. Joachim School and my first year as the 4th grade teacher. I am also a proud alumni of St. Joachim School! I graduated from California State University, East Bay with my BA in Psychology and currently enrolled in the credential program at National University. We look forward to many exciting and new academic adventures this year! 

Contact Information: 
e-mail: mramirez@csdo.org


  • Number sense including place value, sequencing, estimating and rounding
  • Multiplication and division
  • Problem solving techniques
  • Adding and subtracting fractions
  • Cooperative learning
  • Branches of science
  • Life Science
  • Earth science - rocks and minerals, changes in the earth's surface, and weather
  • Physical science - atoms and molecules and properties of matter
Social Studies - California history
  • Reading maps
  • Regions - Travel brochure
  • Early California - Missions project
  • Gold Rush
  • Using the Faith First textbook
  • Some topics will include The Beatitudes, Sacraments, Ten Commandments, Corporal Works of Mercy
Language Arts
  • Writing: Lucy Calkins' Program
  • Writing in opinion, information and narrative writing
  • Grammar 
  • Reading - historical fiction, realistic fiction, science fiction, fantasy, informational text
    • Literature circles
    • Comprehension and fluency
Art: Various media
Spelling/Vocabulary: Journeys Book
Physical Education: Twice a week