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Mr. Mike Matson

Welcome to 4th Grade! 

Fourth grade is an exciting year in school. Idaho History is one of my favorite subjects to teach. We will learn about Lewis and Clark, Sacagawea, and the interesting geography of the state. 

A little bit about me: I have a Bachelors degree from Concordia Univeristy and a Masters degree from Grand Canyon University. My wife and I got married in 2004 and I have two children. A daughter who is in 6th grade and a son who is in 4th grade. 

Outside of school I enjoy home improvement projects, gardening, reading, golf, basketball, playing with my kids, and walking my dog. 

My favorite books are: The Testing trilogy, The Jack Reacher series, and American History/Biographies. Some 4th grade level books I love include: Harry Potter, Rain Reign, Because of Winn Dixie, Hatchet, and The One and Only Ivan. 

Everyday is a chance to learn something new. I encourage all my students to have a growth mindset- which means that we try hard things, grow with others, and never give up.