Welcome to the Bateman, Ball, Rossetti, and O'Donovan4th Grade Team!
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 Mrs. Jamie Rossetti. We are excited to be a co-taught team again as this is our 5th year together, though it feels like longer! We will all be a part of your child’s fourth grade experience this year.
About Mrs. Ball- Last year was my 23rd 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 20 in October, and Macklin, who will be 16 in April. Shamus will be a sophomore at UMASS Amherst studying within the Isenberg School of Business. Mack will be a sophomore at Hanover High School. We enjoyed summer by taking family trips to Jamaica and NH and playing a lot of golf. I will be teaching ELA and SS to both classes, and assisting Mrs. Rossetti with writing lessons. SEL will also be a daily focus.
About Mrs. Bateman- Last year was my 22nd year with Duxbury Public Schools! I received my Master’s of Education in 2001 from Cambridge College alongside Ms. Ball, and I continue to take graduate level courses for professional growth. I have two children, Jacob, who will be turning 17 in November and Patrick, who will be 15 in June. Both boys attend Silver Lake Schools. We also have a 10 year old black Lab named Bruin a 5 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.
About Mrs. Rossetti : This will be my 13th year as the Special Education co-teacher . I have undergraduate degrees in Elementary Education and Spanish and a Master's degree in Special Education. In 2021, I also became a certified Orton- Gillingham Reading instructor. I have 2 children, Vincent (8) and Genevieve(6). I love to move! Whether it be biking, hiking, running, swimming, playing pickle ball, fishing, cooking etc, I like it all. This year I will be teaching Reading and Math, and leading the Writing instruction. I am also known to lead dance parties at times.
Our message to you:
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 check dojo daily, visit our class website weekly for updates and websites to access. HERE
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-connect here.
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:
Support our team-Amazon class wishlist: HERE
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.
Expo MarkersCorrecting pensPencils
Earbuds with mic
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
- independent reading book (our 1st class read aloud is The Wild Robot so feel free to get your own copy to follow along)
-box of tissues
- 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