Miss Nicole Thomas

4th Grade Teacher



Hello! My name is Nicole Thomas and this is my fourth year teaching at St. James School. I graduated from the University of Iowa and went on to obtain my Masters in Education from National Louis University. I am the Math teacher for the entire fourth grade class. As an educator I strive to challenge my students and to instill a love for learning in each of my students. I love spending time with my nephews, my family, and my dog, Lily. I also love to read, travel, cook, and listen to music. I am a dedicated Cubs, Blackhawks, Bears, and Bulls fan!


Homework Policy


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.




Incoming fourth grade students’ summer math assignment will be to complete one full session of XtraMath two days a week. The website students will use is www.XtraMath.org. You can access this website under links on my website page. This will take no longer than 5-10 minutes a session. The students have been given an enrollment code which will also supply them with a PIN. This PIN is what students will need to login each time. Keep your PIN safe! If students do not have access to internet for a week they must make up the two sessions another week. This will be the students first math grade of the year. I look forward to an engaging and mathtastic year!
Ms. Thomas 🙂