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Ms. Christina Bonomo
“Why does a literary scholar study the world of "fiction"? To show us that the facts can never be understood except in communion with the imagination.” ― Parker J. Palmer
I have been teaching fourth grade for 12 years. Eight of those years have been at the Campus School of Carlow University teaching social studies and language arts. My first experience teaching was in a third-grade classroom in the Dominican Republic. It’s hard to believe those students are in their 30’s now. I took a break from the classroom to stay home with my two children.
When I returned, I taught in a middle school pilot program for reading. During the time spent in reading classrooms, immersed in captive storylines and analyzing complex characters, I realized I wanted to devote my teaching to opening young minds through literature.
The time we spend discussing themes, characters, and making connections is instrumental in shaping young minds to be responsible citizens in life. With that in mind, the books we read in fourth grade have been carefully chosen to accomplish that goal. What I like most about this age is that they’re ready to dive deeper into meaning whether it’s into a character in a novel or the reasons behind the American Revolution.
In addition to teaching language arts and social studies, I have been involved with our teams in Forensics and Robotics.