Brett (Allison) Barnes » Allison Cooper Fourth Grade Teacher

Allison Cooper Fourth Grade Teacher

Welcome to Mrs. Barnes' Class

Here you will find pages about me, our class schedule, and upcoming events.  

Welcome to 4th Grade! Here's a few things you need to know about the first day of school:


I’m sure the summer has flown by for you, and it’s hard to believe that Wednesday we come back to school. I am looking forward to meeting a new group of students! We’ll be spending time this week settling in and becoming a learning community, but before then I’m going to ask you to do a few things to prepare for the first day. Mainly, enjoy your day, but please collect the following items for Wednesday.

  1. A healthy snack and a water bottle. We have a long morning before lunch, so you may get hungry and thirsty. 
  2. Your favorite book. This can be any book that you love. Please be prepared to tell me and your classmates why it’s your favorite book. 
  3. A book to read in class. If you are in the middle of a book right now, bring that, or bring one you would like to read.
  4. A sense of wonder and curiosity. What have you always wanted to learn? What makes you ask questions? This year we’ll be working on research and following our wonders and interests.
I know it is going to be a great year! I can't wait to get to know and share stories with you. We will be starting right away on Wednesday. Enjoy your last few days of summer!