Mrs. Cyndi Prazuch

4th Grade Teacher



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Nothing to Kahoot about right now!!


Turkey in Disguise Project


FINDING GOD:  Interactive Session Review


Context Clues Worksheet


30 Book Challenge30 Book Challenge Information


P.I.N.Parent Information Night Presentation



Hello and welcome to my SJS webpage!! As we begin the 2018/19 school year, I will begin my 3rd year teaching 4th grade at St. James. I am so excited to be at SJS! As an educator, I challenge my students to become fully engaged in the learning process. By doing this, the students will not only retain information, but will also be motivated to learn more. I strive to encourage my students to take responsibility for learning and to develop pride in their work. In my classroom, I foster creativity and create an environment that will stimulate higher level thinking. I believe that when a student develops a passion for learning, when they learn how to teach themselves, they can and will become successful life-long learners.

  • I live in Arlington Heights with my husband, Steve, and my 11 year old ‘puppy’, Bogie.
  • We have two adult boys who live in the area. Nick is a graduate of Indiana University (Go Hoosiers!♥), and Matt is a graduate of the University of Michigan (Go Blue!♥)
  • I enjoy reading, sports, sunsets, long walks on the beach, and Starbucks coffee. 🙂
  • My favorite vacation spot is anywhere warm! I love being near a lake or an ocean.
  • My ultimate goal as a teacher is to educate, motivate and inspire students to value lifelong learning.








Sandwich Ministry ~ Thursday, November 15

Special Lunch ~ Friday, November 16

Thanksgiving Break ~ Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, November 21, 22, & 23

Spiritwear ~ Monday, November 26



I forgot my homework, what happens?
1 point is taken off the assignment and the assignment is to be completed during recess that day.

When is homework considered late?
Homework is to be turned in first thing in the morning (preferably before the bell), otherwise it is considered late.

When is departmental (science, math, reading) homework considered late?
Departmental homework is due at the start of each departmental class.

I missed a day (or days) of school, how much time do I have to make up my assignments?
The amount of days missed will be equivalent to the amount of days given to make up the assignment.

Where can I pick up absent work?
Absent work can be picked up in the SJS office by 3:30pm.






Week of Nov. 12th


Upcoming Quizzes/Tests:

Thursday, Nov. 15: Religion test on Session 11

Friday, Nov. 16: Spelling test on Unit 11

Friday, Nov. 16: Social Studies quiz, Ch. 3, Lesson 2

Friday, Nov. 16: Science quiz


Wednesday, November 14: Read at least 20 minutes


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Wednesday, November 14: Extra Pattern Practice


Wednesday, November 14:  TURKEY IN DISGUISE: ‘Not-a-turkey’ is due TOMORROW!!! Writing portion of project will be completed at school.


Wednesday, November 14:  No homework


Wednesday, November 14: Study for tomorrow’s test on Session 11.

Lesson 10 Homelink due Tues., 11/20. LESSON 9 HOMELINK WAS DUE 11/13. BRING IT IN IF YOU DID NOT TURN IT IN!



STEAM MUSEUM visits SJS – Thursday, Oct. 4th


Celebrating Hispanic American Heritage Month through reading and writing about famous Hispanic Americans in Reading class.

A friendly game of mini Jenga to wake up our brains on a Tuesday morning!

First Week Fun!! A competitive game of Hula Hoop Rock Paper Scissors!


4th Grade can’t wait to start Reader’s Workshop!!