• Welcome to 4th language arts and social studies!  I am extremely excited to be your teacher this year!  I am looking forward to a fantastic year full of reading and writing!  This year, we will be exploring different genres of books, "diving" into them to find deeper meaning in what we read, developing and honing our writing skills, and sharing our stories and wonderful ideas with each other.  This is going to be an unforgettable and amazing year!

    This will be my fifth year to teach at Norton.  I love being a Norton Knight!  I graduated from Texas A&M University-Commerce with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies.  My husband and I live in McKinney.  We have an 11 year old son (Jace) who will be in fifth grade at Norton.  We love to spend time as a family.  Some of our favorite activities are walking our three dogs (Sadie, Bambi, and Ozzy), spending time outdoors, and playing Monopoly. 
    I love to read!  My favorite genre is historical fiction.  I also have a great love of the theater.  I love musicals and I try to attend as many as I can.  Some of my other hobbies include cooking (and eating!), exercising, and traveling.
    I am very excited about this year!  If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact me.  This is going to be a great year in the 4th grade!
    Rachel Hardin
    School Office- 972-396-6918 
    Voicemail- 972-236-0600 ext 8687