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Mrs. Elvir's Classroom

Welcome to 4th Grade!

Dear BMCS Families,

My name is Esmeralda Elvir, and I feel very blessed to be able to teach at Bishop McNamara Catholic School. I will be working really hard to ensure that all my fourth graders reach their goals and become ready for fifth grade next year.

Let me tell you more about me, I received my bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Governors State University. I also received my endorsement to teach English as a Second Language from Notre Dame University. I completed my student teaching in second grade at Steuben Elementary School. This will be my sixth year of teaching for the Diocese of Joliet. I taught third grade for three consecutive years, then when we merged as a school system, I taught fifth and sixth grade religion and social studies, and sixth grade math. I am super excited about this year since I will be teaching in a self-contained classroom again!

We will have so much fun learning this year!
I love being a teacher and spending time in my classroom with my students.

Welcome to 4th Grade!

Read this week's newsletter here!

Classroom Announcements

  • 4th grade band 3:20 to 4:00 at Kankakee Site on Tuesday, January 22
  • Mass hosted by 5th grade on Wednesday, January 23. Please join us!
  • Winter NUT Day $1.00 on Thursday, January 24th
  • Uniform Pride Day: Students can wear their uniforms to church in exchange for NUT day pass.
  • Open House 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Student/Parent Resources



**Homework is subject to change.
Please check daily!
Monday, January 21
*Simple Solutions Lesson # 69
*Read Anchor Story; "The Life and Times of the Ant."

Tuesday, January 22
*Simple Solutions lesson # 70
*Spelling Worksheet
*Continue working on your Science Fair Packet --Due Friday

Wednesday, January 23
*Simple Solutions lesson # 71
*Spelling Worksheet
*Continue working on your Science Fair Packet --Due Friday

Thursday, January 24
*Simple Solutions lesson # 72
*Spelling Worksheet
*Continue working on your Science Fair Packet --Due Friday*Spelling worksheet

Friday, January 25
*No homework


Week of January 22th
Spelling pattern: Final Long e

  1. turkey
  2. lonely
  3. colony
  4. steady
  5. hungry
  6. valley
  7. hockey
  8. starry
  9. melody
  10. movie
  11. duty
  12. drowsy
  13. chimney
  14. plenty
  15. daily
  16. alley
  17. fifty
  18. empty
  19. injury
  20. prairie

Challenge Words:

  1. envy
  2. fiery
  3. mercy
  4. discovery
  5. mystery

Vocabulary Words:
  1. social
  2. exchanges
  3. excess
  4. reinforce
  5. storage
  6. transport
  7. chamber
  8. scarce
  9. obstacles
  10. transfers

Contact INFO

Contact Mrs. Elvir at

Contact Mrs. Berg at

Office Phone Number 815-933-8013

Room Parent: Colleen Nihlean-Schoiber

Class List

  1. Nick
  2. Cooper
  3. Yaneli
  4. Randy
  5. Austin
  6. Luke
  7. Jason
  8. Rayne
  9. Matthew
  10. Yahir
  11. Marionely
  12. Ruthy
  13. Isabelle
  14. Crystal
  15. Tiffany
  16. Bella
  17. Aidan
  18. Thayne
  19. Jack
  20. Eddie
  21. Emma
  22. Jasmine
  23. Corinne

Class Photos

Pictures by Month!


Save Fred STEM Project!






Halloween Party

October the Month of the Rosary

Move Your Feet to Give a Child a Seat

Bible Basics Quest


Turkey Feast

Junie. B Jones Play

Field-Trip (Kiwanis Orchestra)


Winter Carnival

Band students popped into our school site!

Advent Activity with Prayer Buddies!

Helping Others Presentations


Science Lab - "Water Drops on a Penny"






Audio Hub - Journeys

Multiplication Facts

***Please click on the links below to practice your multiplication facts!!! multiplication facts 2's multiplication facts 3's multiplication facts 4's multiplication facts 5's multiplication facts 6's multiplication facts 7's multiplication facts 8's multiplication facts 9's multiplication facts 10's multiplication facts 11's multiplication facts 12's

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