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    Welcome to Mrs. Bess' Fourth Grade Transition Classroom Website
     
    Teacher
     
         This is going to be a great new school year.  We will be continuing the new Common Core Standards.We have a lot to learn including Reading, Math, Writing, Science, and Social Studies.  We will show your progress through Quarter Test Scores, Star Scores, Dibbles, and of course the End of Grade Test.  Together we can succeed.
     
     
    We have the POWER
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    A Little About Me
     
    I am a transplant from Michigan.  I have an Associate of Arts Degree from Kellogg Community College and a Bachelor of Science degree from Western Michigan University.  I, also, have an endorsement to teach middle school science.  In Michigan, I taught third grade for 2 years.  I taught  third grade for 9 years and this is my first year in fourth grade at Mineral Springs Elementary.
     
    I am married with two wonderful children. I have 2 animals.  1 red heeler and 1 cat.

    I really enjoy learning about different cultures.  I have had 5 full year exchange students and 8 ten day exchange students .  The full year exchange students were from Thailand, Netherlands, Germany, France, and Denmark.  The ten day exchange students were from Portugal, Denmark, Serbia, Azerbaijan, Moldova, Czech Republic, Ukraine.
      
     
     
    Tamara Bess
    Fourth Grade Transition Teacher
                                                                                                                               (336) 703-6788