4th Grade Expectations
Fourth grade is a time for great spiritual, academic and physical growth. Bible class teaches Bible events and truths. Bible memory each week is also an important part of our Bible class. Patriotism is stressed through daily pledges to the American flag, Christian flag and Bible. Every day is opened in prayer. Students are taught math, spelling, penmanship, grammar, reading, social studies, and science or health every day. Good study habits are encouraged by teaching students how to organize their time, write down assignments in an agenda, and by continual review for quizzes and tests.
Fourth graders learn about Florida history from a field trip to Cracker Country at the Florida State Fairgrounds, and by completing a notebook on Florida in the spring. Our math program is enhanced by an individualized program called Accelerated Math. Reading skills are reinforced through the Pizza Hut Book It Reading Contest and the Accelerated Reading program offered through our Venice Christian School library. Special classes are offered weekly in physical education, art, music, computer and Spanish. Chapel services are attended weekly.
Please contact me with any questions or concerns through e-mail at the address below or by phone at 496-4411.
Email: Mrs. Battershell
Mrs. Battershell graduated from Mount Vernon Nazarene University in Ohio with a bachelor of arts degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Special Education. She has also received her certification for ministry through the Nazarene School of Ministry.
Mrs. Battershell is married to her college sweetheart, Lynn. Their children Alana and Andrew attend VCS. Mrs. Battershell has taught in schools in Indiana and Virginia and has also served in full-time children’s ministry prior to moving to Florida in 2010. The Battershell family attends Venice Church of Nazarene where they are actively involved.
Email: Tracey Barnthouse
Mrs. Barnthouse is a graduate of Boston Baptist College where she majored in Christian Education. In 2006, she also became a Licensed Practical Nurse.
Her teaching experience began as a teenager and ranges from teaching very young children in church settings, to teaching ladies in an adult class. She has taught third, fifth, and sixth grade classes in Christian schools.