Mrs. Sarah Hennessey » Welcome to 4th grade!

Welcome to 4th grade!

Ms. Hennessey is the 4th grade Language Arts and Social Studies teacher at Hamilton. She is from a small town outside of Detroit, Michigan. She received an undergraduate degree in Journalism and International Studies from Indiana University, and then moved to Chicago to work in the advertising world for about 5 years. Ms. Hennessey decided to make a career pivot and went back to school to receive her Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from DePaul University. She loves to share her love of reading, writing, and history with Hamilton 4th graders!
 
Topics covered in reading and writing:
 
Q1 - Reading and writing realistic fiction
Q2 - Nonfiction reading skills & persuasive writing
Q3 - Historical fiction book clubs & literary essays
Q4 - Foundations of research & poetry
 
Topics covered in Social Studies:
 
Q1 - Geography
Q2 - The Age of Exploration
Q3 - Colonial America
Q4 - Mesoamerica: Aztec, Maya, and Inca civilizations
 
Ms. Hennessey can be reached via email at scbalicki@cps.edu