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    4TH GRADE Rooms 224 and 225

    Welcome to 4th Grade!

    We hope you all had a wonderful summer. We have an exciting year planned for you! We’d like to take this opportunity to introduce ourselves. Our names are Ms. Amy Ball, Mrs. Melissa Bateman, and Jamie Rossetti. We will all be a part of your child’s fourth grade experience this year.

    About Mrs. Ball- Last year was my 22nd year with Duxbury Public Schools! I received my Master’s of Education in 2001 from Cambridge College and I continue to take graduate level courses for professional growth. I have two children, Shamus, who will be turning 19 in October and Macklin, who will be 15 in April.  Shamus is will a freshman at UMASS Amherst studying within the Isenberg School of business. Mack will be a freshman at Hanover High School. We enjoyed summer by taking family trips to Maine, Fort Myers, and NH. I will be teaching ELA and SS to both classes, and assisting Mrs. Rossetti with writing lessons.  SEL will also be a daily focus. LOG into DOJO for Mrs. Ball's HomeRoom https://www.classdojo.com/invite/?c=CXV7TUU

    About Mrs. Bateman- Last year was my 21st year with Duxbury Public Schools! I received my Master’s of Education in 2001 from Cambridge College and I continue to take graduate level courses for professional growth. I have two children, Jacob, who will be turning 16 in November and Patrick, who will be 14 in June. Both boys attend Silver Lake Schools. We also have a 9 year old black Lab named Bruin a 4 year old Tabby cat named Timmy, 2 Guinea Pigs (Caramel and Billy) and chickens. We’ve had a great summer enjoying our pool, the beach, and vacations. I will be teaching Math and Science to both classes. SEL will also be a daily focus. LOG INTO DOJO for Mrs, Bateman's Home Room https://www.classdojo.com/invite/?c=CXKT8JC

    We are excited to be working with Special Educator, Jamie Rossetti this year. We have worked together in the past and are thrilled to be matched up again with her. This will be Mrs. Rossetti's 11th as a co-teacher of Special Education. She has an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education. She will be the team's Writing teacher this year. Feel free to visit her site at:About Mrs. Rossetti- 

    Outside of class, we will be attending workshops, in service- meetings, college classes, and seminars. We enjoy teaching and are excited to start a new school year! So you can relax, your child is in great hands this year.

    We believe that what happens in this classroom will affect your child’s future. Your child’s time during the day will be well spent. He or she may even come home exhausted from all the thinking done during the day. Therefore, we will make every minute count. With your help, this will be a wonderful year. Communication and teamwork between the classroom and home make the difference in your child’s education.

    Please visit our class website weekly for updates and websites to access.  http://www.duxbury.k12.ma.us//Domain/265

    Please watch for many notices from the school during the first two weeks, as there is a great deal we need to communicate to you. Our preferred means of communication is via an APP called CLASS DOJO Directions for accessing this will be sent home the first week of school.  Email and website postings are also used. Effective communication is important. Please know that we are here to help support your child's education and the best way to do this is through ongoing communication.

    THINGS TO NOTE:

    Our team are lovers of technology. Students are assigned homework that will need internet connections. At many points each week we will use Envision math almost nightly.

    Please communicate with us if homework is taking your child longer than 40 minutes. We can devise a plan to help support homework time. 

     

     

    Supply list 

     WRITING INSTRUMENTS

    • Expo Markers
    • Correcting pens
    • Pencils

    TECHNOLOGY

    • Earbuds with mic

    ORGANIZATION

    • 3 Ring binder (2 inch or zipper keepers work well)
    • 5 subject dividers
    • 5 different colored Pocket/ hole punched folders

    Additional Classroom supplies suggested:

    - coloring supplies

    - scissors

    -glue sticks

    - independent reading book (our 1st class read aloud is The Wild Robot so feel free to get your own copy to follow along)

    Suggested donations:

    -scotch tape

    -wipes

    -box of tissues

    -Purell

    -paper towels

    - gallon sized Ziploc bags

     

    MATERIALS NEEDED DAILY in class 

      • An extra clean mask in backpack 
      • School supplies/binder
      • Everything LABELED with your child’s name (even pencils)
      • Snack/lunch (if not buying)

     

     Ms. Ball ,Mrs. Bateman, Mrs. Rossetti, & Mrs. O'Donovan

    aball@duxbury.k12.ma.us

    mbateman@duxbury.k12.m.us

    jrossetti@duxbury.k12.ma.us 

    Our Class site link- http://www.duxbury.k12.ma.us//Domain/265