Welcome to Mr. Barnes' 4th Grade Class

Mr. Barnes with a king salmon this summer

Welcome to a new school year!  This will be our only printed newsletter this year.  Updates, calendars, news, homework assignments, test dates and other information will be updated here  on our classroom website.

I thought I would take a minute to introduce myself since I will be working with your student this year.  My name is Jim Barnes, and this will be my 16th year teaching fourth grade in the Dexter Schools. Prior to that I taught 5th grade in the Ann Arbor Public schools for 2 years. I live in the Waterloo Recreation area outside of Chelsea with my wife Michelle, our son Logan (10) our daughter Annabelle (7) and our little guy Porter (3). We love to be outdoors, whether it be hiking, backpacking, kayaking or fly fishing.  Recently we took the kids backpacking through the wilds of Rocky Mountain National Park.  It was a bit of challenge, but well worth it.

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I look forward to working with your student this year.  As always if you have any questions please let me know.  The best way to reach me is through email at:


You can also reach me at work at 424-4140 ext 4415

Some Suggested Student items

-2 to 3 notebooks (one for reading, one for writing, and some students have an additional drawing/sketching journal.)

-pencil box.

-pencil box.

-Of course donations of kleenex, hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes are always accepted gratefully.

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