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Mrs. Roesch

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Welcome to Mrs. Roesch's Page

Contact Information
Phone: 217-627-2419

Hello! My name is Dawn Roesch. I am a Chatham native. I received my Elementary Education degree from Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington and my Masters degree from Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville in 2006. My husband and I have a son who is a senior at Illinois College where he is a team captain and line backer coach on the football team and studying Biology and Environmental Sciences. Our daughter is a freshman studying nursing at SIU-E. My husband is Chief Deputy with the Sangamon County Sheriff's Department. We love the outdoors, spending time hunting, fishing, gardening, and eating what we harvest. We also spend time kayaking, hiking, riding horses, shooting, and boating.

 I started teaching Fourth graders in Virden, August of 1989!  I have been teaching Science which is truly my passion since 2000. My goal is to nuture or instill a love of learning and build and develop the skills necessary to be able to seek out answers and discover information on their own. My desire is for all my students to experience Science and Social Studies content in a positive way which will lead to true lifelong learners.

I am truly looking forward to a great year of working with your children.

8:00 - 8:15

Attendance/Agenda/ Lunch Count Pledge/Panther Pact/Moment of Silence

            8:15 - 10:15        

Reading & Language Arts (Blue & Black)

Mrs. Harris

10:15 - 11:10

Math (Yellow) / Mrs. Mulacek

11:15 - 11:55

 Lunch & Recess 

Study Hall if needed

12:00 - 12:40

Science & Social Studies (Green & Red)

Mrs. Roesch

12:40 - 1:05

P.E. with Mr. Etter

Science & Social Studies (Green & Red)

Mrs. Roesch


Music - M & W

Computers - T & TH

Art - Friday

2:00 - 2:25

Response to Intervention (RTI)

2:30 – 2:55

Band/ Study Hall




We will celebrate a "Student of the Week" this year.  When it is your child's turn to be honored he/she will decorate a poster given to him/her in order to tell about him/herself.  The 4th grader will also be able to bring in pictures or other objects that tell us more about him/herself.

Student of the Week!

Nolan K. - 8/20/18

Savanna -8/27/18

Tucker - 9/4/18

Gabby - 9/18/18

Spencer M.-10/29/18

Harley T. -11/5/18

Clark S. - 1/7/19

Alexia B. - 1/14/19

Ayden J. - 1/28/19

Eliza H. - 2/4/19

Audrey - 2/11/19

Wrenly - 2/18/19

Alexis - 2/25/19

Kaleb - 3/4/19

Lillian - 3/11/19

Collin - 4/1/19

Grant - 4/8/19

Kolby - 4/15/19

Ashley - 4/22/19

Braden - 4/29/19

Rani - 5/6/19

Jack - 5/13/19




4th Grade Classroom Teachers
Contact Info

Mrs. Hainsfurther/ Rdg & Lang Arts - Email: thainsfurther@northmacschools.org
Mrs. Harris/ Rdg & Lang Arts - Email:  nharris@northmacschools.org
Mrs. Roesch/Science & Social Studies - Email: droesch@northmacschools.org
Mrs Mulacek / Math - Email: lmulacek@northmacschools.org


Phone Number:   627-2419 School Website:  http://www.northmacschools.org

4th Grade Classroom Expectations
** Keep hands, feet, and other/ objects to yourself
** Raise your hand before getting out of your seat
** Keep all materials clear of the walkways
** Act as a positive role model for your classmates
** Only use kind words and actions

** Use appropriate language and manners
** Raise your hand and wait to be called on before speaking
** Keep your work area orderly and clean
** Allow others to learn by not distracting them or being disruptive
** Students are to stay on task and working until dismissed by the teacher
** Treat all other students and adults as you would like to be treated

** Come to class prepared with all needed materials
** Be on time and ready to participate when class begins
** Turn in all assignments on time
** Make sure your name is on all your work
** Always give your best effort


Parent Volunteers 

      Remember you must have a volunteer form filled out and on file with

the office if you would like to help with

 class parties or chaperone a field trip. Thank you in advance for your help.



Also known as: 
Even though this looks long and wordy, it is information worth reading to help your child be successful in 4th grade this year! :)

  • Please remember to check your child's book bag and agenda (also called the assignment notebook) daily for papers to sign and return, graded papers or notes to view and clean out.  
  • Always try to do this task with your child present. This way he or she sees you taking an interest in his or her learning and can take responsibility for what can and cannot be discarded.  We hear many say "My mom threw my homework away" to which we respond you should have been there to tell her which papers to keep and which to discard.
  • We are really working hard on helping the students to develop a routine for daily homework and organization skills to bring the correct materials home and then back to school the following school day.  
  • A great habit to get into is using the same place to complete any homework and immediately putting the assignments and books in the book bag for the following morning.

Book 2





‚ÄčThank you for you for your order!

Mrs. Harris has made it possible to order online, so if you want to use this convenience your child has been given a white paper with the order code for our class/grade.

  • All proceeds from the 4th grade book orders go towards incentives for our grade level students.  We use the free points to buy items for the grab bag as well as our Christmas goody bags.*


  • Each month your child is required to read a 3.0 point AR book.  The student will show they have read the book by taking and passing an AR test on the computer here at school. This is then recorded as a part of the Reading grade .

  • APRIL AR IS DUE 4/30/19 !!! READ, READ, READ!!!

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  • Science Text



    We will be working hard to understand the Scientific Method by following the steps each time we do an experiment. Each day we try to improve our thinking skills by thinking like a scientist. We are currently learning about  ELECTRICITY!  We are studying both static and current electricity as well as conductors and insulators. The kids have truly enjoyed hooking up various types of circuits like simple, with a switch, series and parallel.
  • Our guest speaker, Mrs. Niemann, from the U of I Extension Office, Agricultural Literacy Program, came for one last lesson after our state testing on the dairy industry. A special treat was learning how to make homemade ice cream in a bag!!

Social Studies

 We will study regions of the USA and what characteristics each region has that makes it unique.  We will learn all the states and their capital cities as well. We are currently heading WEST for the end of the year and learning the 13 States and their Abbreviations as well as the Capital Cities. The states included are: Washington, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Hawaii, and Alaska! Please help your child learn and study these states/





Learning Games- all subjects


Great Plant Escape

BONES/skeletal system



Human Body Systems

States and Capitals

MAP Games

MAP Activities 

English Word Games