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Mrs. Erica Osborn - 4th Grade

Dear Students and Parents,

Please allow me to introduce myself as your new fourth-grade teacher.  I sincerely and eagerly look forward to getting to know you this year, and I hope you are as eager as I am to start the 2021-2022 (post Covid) school year.

Here’s a little bit about me. This will be my 13th year as an educator and my first year in fourth grade after teaching fifth grade for four years. I grew up in Atlanta, Georgia but moved to California as a young adult to pursue my many hobbies and attended California State University San Marcos. (Go Cougars!) During my earlier college years, I focused on early childhood, teaching preschool for six years, and then onto elementary education. I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies with a depth of study in Anthropology, and now hold a California clear credential. I began my teaching career in the Carlsbad Unified School District. Fortunately, I found The Rhoades School. I am delighted to be here and a part of this fabulous campus with its fine tradition and warm spirit. My husband, Russ and I live in Carlsbad and enjoy running in local races, skiing, and attending concerts in our spare time. Last summer we grew our very first garden and our daughter, Elyssa started horse back riding lessons. We have continued with both hobbies all year and my squash and zucchini this year were very tasty. In addition to staying healthy and active during our Covid year, we have enjoyed many local road trips to National Parks for hikes with our beloved boxer, Rosie. I look forward to hearing about your child’s experiences when we meet!

Looking ahead, fourth grade will be a year of growth. They will prepare for fifth grade by gaining independence with homework assignments and having essential conversations based on classroom literature. In addition, they will learn to successfully contribute in projects and literature circles to name a few skills. From the first day of school, we will work together to build a respectful and cohesive team where everyone is supportive of one another including students, parents, and teachers.

To prepare for our eventual transition into fifth grade, the primary goal of 4th grade is to provide a supportive learning environment filled with academic rigor and purpose while cultivating independence and responsibility. Mrs. Masterson and I have planned a rich year-long curriculum that includes challenging and engaging projects and lessons.

As we begin our journey this year, I look forward to learning more about each of you.

With a warm welcome to all new and returning parents and students, Yours truly,

Mrs. Osborn

Email: Eosborn@rhoadesschool.com

Voicemail: 760-436-1102, ext. 253

Updated Wednesday 08-25-2021 09:05pm

Classroom Notes

Welcome 4th grade students and parents! I am looking forward to being your child’s teacher this school year.

Mrs. Masterson and I are so excited to meet our young students on August 30, 2021. As we begin our adventure together this year, we will learn so much about one another. If you ordered EPI school supplies, they will be here on your first day. If you would like to purchase your own, the supply list is under resources as well as a summer reading list and math enrichment opportunities. Enjoy your summer break.

Let’s have a great year!

Mrs. Osborn