Grade 4


Ms. Richter and Mrs. Ford




 

Meet Ms. Richter

Tell me about yourself. 

I graduated with my teaching degree from Texas Woman’s University. I began teaching in MSAD 40 teaching 1st and 4th grades. I have taught both 1st and 4th in RSU 13 as well as Title 1 reading and math. This is my eighth year in this district.

I live in Rockland with my two sons who are successful 8th and 12th grade students in this district. We enjoy hiking and visiting cities, museums, and national parks during our summers.

 

 

Why do you like to teach fourth grade? 

I enjoy the children’s literature that is read in 4th grade. I appreciate the independence of 4th graders.

 

 

What are your favorite student units?

 

I love teaching about Maine and the rest of the states. I do love a road trip!

 

 

What is your plan for parent contact?

 

I would like parents to feel free to email (rrichter@rsu13.org) or call me with any questions or comments. Feel free to tuck a note into your child’s school to home folder anytime.

 

 

What are your homework guidelines? 

Fourth graders will have homework Monday through Thursday that will mostly include reading (minimum of 20 minutes each night) and math. It is important for homework to be done each night and returned the following day.

 

 

 

Meet Mrs. Ford

Tell me about yourself.

I am a graduate of the University of Maine at Orono. I have been a teacher here at Lura Libby School since 1990. I have taught pre-first, second, third, and fourth grade.

 

Why do you like to teach fourth grade?

Fourth graders are independent, enthusiastic, and game for anything.

 

What are your favorite student units?

My favorite student units are: Immigration – going through Ellis Island and the Puffin unit, followed by our annual fourth grade Puffin watch led by Audubon Scientist, Pete Samuelson.

 

What is your plan for parent contact?

I send home newsletters and post cards. I welcome parent contact anytime. I can be reached via email at mford@rsu13.org or by phone at 354-6353.

 

What are your homework guidelines?

Homework should take your child no more than 40 minutes. Children are asked to read a minimum of 20 minutes and do 20 minutes of math practice each night, Monday through Thursday.