Welcome to Mrs. Mata's 4th Grade Science Class 
    Hello and welcome!!
    I am very excited to be teaching Science this year  We will be using 2 programs/curriculum to meet the 4th grade Science standards; FOSS and Mystery Science.  Many exciting opportunities for learning are in store this year for your student. 
    In shaping the minds of 4th grade scientists, I want my students to ask questions, ponder solutions, be courageous and try new things, and probably the hardest one of all, not give up.   Most of all though, I want my students to enjoy learning!!  My goal is to help each one of my students develop into critical thinkers and problem solvers. 
    I am a firm believer that the best education for a child requires a partnership between the teacher and parents. 
    Please feel free to reach me by email at rachel.mata@dvusd.org
    or by phone at 623-445-8456.  I look forward to having an amazing year!! 
    Thank you for sharing your children with me!