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Fourth Grade

Mrs. Donna Hansen

Mrs. Donna Hansen, Teacher
[Grades 3-6 Reading & Language Arts]

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Mrs. Hansen earned her BA in elementary education from UNI and her MA in Learning Disabilities from the U of I.  She has taught in several districts including Charles City Community Schools, Cedar Rapids Community Schools, Lincoln Community Schools, and North Cedar Community Schools.  Mrs. Hansen is currently teaching half time at Saint Patrick's School.  She teaches reading for grades 3,4,5, and 6 every morning.

Mrs. Hansen enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons.  She also enjoys traveling, quilting, and reading.

Mrs. Hansen believes that you are never too old to listen to a good book.


The K-6 curriculum of St. Patrick School is fully aligned with the Iowa Core. On the Iowa Department of Education website, the Iowa Core is explained as follows: "The vision for the Iowa Core is to ensure the success of each and every student by providing a world-class curriculum. The Iowa Core is designed to improve achievement of all students, preparing them for the world of work and lifelong learning. It identifies the essential content and instruction of critical content areas that all students must experience."

Iowa Core Website:
http://www.educateiowa.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2485&Itemid=4602


Religion is taught in the classroom every day at St. Patrick School, and Christian values are woven into the school life of all students and staff. St. Patrick School has adopted a religion curriculum at each grade level, K through 6. The curriculum for each grade is divided into three areas of student outcomes: Message, Service/Community, and Worship. You can download a PDF file of the religion curriculum for Fourth Grade by clicking on the link below.

Religion Curriculum - Fourth Grade


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