New Hebron Christian School

4th Grade

Educational Objectives

     In 4th grade we strive to provide hands-on opportunities to learn and explore. Due to our small class size, we are able to focus on the individual needs of each student.  We focus on providing each student with a good foundation for life-long learning.

     The students will be learning the States and their Capitals, the Presidents, and where places are in the World. Students will learn a lot about nature and the world that God created. They will dive into English, learning the parts of speech and how to compose narratives and strong essays. They will also participate in class novel-reading as well as individual AR reading. In Math, students will learn everything from common factors to simple geometry. Computer time will be spent working on keyboarding skills and furthering their research abilities. In Bible class, 4th graders will learn life lessons and more about their Creator each day.

     Students will be sent home with a weekly homework guide. It is their responsibility to complete the assignments and turn them in on time.

Daily School Schedule

          8:30 – 9:00 ———————————————————– Bible (Danner)

          9:00 – 9:45 ———————————————————– Reading/Composition (Danner)

          9:45 – 10:30 ——————————————————— Math (Goodman)

          10:30 – 11:00 ——————————————————– Break

          11:00 – 11:45 ——————————————————- Shurley English (Laino)

          11:45 – 12:15 ——————————————————- Spelling (Danner)

          12:15 – 1:00 ——————————————————— Lunch

          1:00 – 1:45 ———————————————————– History (Goodman)

          1:45 – 2:30 ———————————————————– Science (Goodman)

          2:30 – 3:00 ———————————————————– Computer (Goodman)

 Meet the Teachers

Mrs. Linda Goodman

Subjects: Math, Science, History

Mrs. Linda Goodman is entering her 9th year at NHCS. She lives in Flat Rock, IL, with her husband Phil. They have two children, Tom – a sophomore at the University of Illinois – and Emma who is a junior at Robinson High School. Both are alumni of NHCS. Mrs. Goodman has a bachelor’s degree in Zoology and Mathematics with teacher certification from Eastern Illinois University. She attends Flat Rock United Methodist Church where she plays the organ and teaches Sunday School. She enjoys reading, reducing fractions, and spending time with her family.

Mrs. Goodman can be reached during school hours through the school secretary at (618) 544-7619 or anytime via email at

Mrs. Katie Danner

Subjects: Bible, Reading/Composition, Spelling

This is Mrs. Katie Danner’s 2nd year teaching at NHCS. She has a bachelor’s degree in English Education from John Brown University in Siloam Springs, AR. Mrs. Danner currently resides in Robinson with her husband and 2-year-old daughter. They are expecting #2 in July. She enjoys reading, camping, and spending time with her family.

Mrs. Danner attended New Hebron, preschool through 8th Grade, and participated in basketball, quiz bowl, and cross country. She is a member of Pleasant Ridge Christian Church, where she leads worship, directs VBS, and helps out with the children’s ministry.

Mrs. Danner can be reached during school hours through the school secretary at (618) 544-7619 or anytime via email at

Mrs. Kelly Laino

Subjects: Shurley English

Mrs. Kelly Laino received her Associate Degree from Lincoln Trail College. She obtained her BS in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education from Eastern Illinois University. She taught for 5 years in 1st grade, 2nd grade, and Preschool. She then decided to devote more time to her family, as her two children: Zander and Nyah, were growing up, and substitute taught for 10 years. She has most recently taught at NHCS for the past 4 years. Mrs. Laino sponsors STEM Club and offers private tutoring throughout the school year.

Mrs. Laino can be reached during school hours through the school secretary at (618) 544-7619 or anytime via email at