Mrs. Erin Barrett
      4th Grade ELAR / Texas History
Welcome students and parents. :) I hope to make this school year, 2016-2017, exciting for you both. My class covers 4th grade English Language Arts and Texas History TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills), plus much more. 

Every day my goal is to challenge all my students, while making learning fun and relevant. Research shows the most effective way to improve reading skills is for students to read regularly, independently. Each of my students will be expected to read (uninterrupted) for at least 20 min. in class each day and for at least 20 min. each night. This personal silent reading time should be a time for students to read what they choose.

I encourage students to be at school every day by 7:45 am. The tardy bell rings at 7:50 am. (Please read the student handbook for clarification on our district policies.) Our class is a calm and peaceful learning environment. I hope to make it feel like a second home. Remember READ, READ, READ to SUCCEED!

The best way to reach me is via email. It goes directly to my phone.
or on Class Dojo. Go Bears:)

Our Class Schedule

Dismissed to Class 7:40am
Tardy Bell 7:45am
Enrichment Groups 7:45 - 8:15am
1st Period 8:15 - 11:15am
(Recess 9:05 - 9:25am)
Lunch 11:15 - 11:45
2nd Period (Homeroom) 11:45 - 3:05
(Specials / Conference 1:20-2:05)
Dismissal 3:05-3:15

Special Schedule: Monday-Wednesday (PE), Thursday (Music), Friday (Art)

Tuesday (Technology), Thursday (Library)

I use Class Dojo regularly to share class pictures or class events. It is also a great way to communicate with one another about your student's behavior in my class. I will send home my class info the first week of school. 

Step 1: Download the app 
Step 2. Log in with our class code

Fun Facts about me:

I have a 5 year old son in the dual-language kinder class.

I have a cat named Simba because he looks like a lion. 

I love to eat Chips and Salsa.

My husband has a Harley Davidson Motorcycle and I ride with him occasionally. 

I love to read and write!

Spring is my favorite time of year. 

I have taught grades 3rd, 4th, and 5th.

Every 4 years my birthday is on Thanksgiving Day.

I enjoy watching "American Ninja Warrior"