• Hello MATA Mustangs!  


    I am Mrs. Bates and I am one of the 3rd grade teachers here at Flora Arca Mata Elementary. I am very excited about our 2023-2024 school year! 


    This will be my 19th year of teaching and I've done all my teaching at Stockton Unified.   I have experience in Kindergarten through 4th grade.  However, I've spent over 10 years teaching 3rd grade and I definitely enjoy it!


    Parents, please sign up for our ClassDojo.  Both 3rd grade teachers will be using this communication app to keep in touch with parents.  A code will be sent home for you to join our ClassDojo. 



    • A backpack to transfer materials
    • A homework folder (We have folders available unless students want to have their own special folder)
    • Individual headphones or earbuds. I have old headphones that have been sanitized but students are welcome to bring their own.
    • A pack of pencils (any amount).
    • Everything else will be provided for:)


    Class Wish List:

    • Clorox or any disinfectant wipes.
    • Lysol/disinfectant spray.
    • Tissue
    • Hand Sanitizer
    • Paper Towels
    • Dry erase markers, small-fine tip for students     
    • Pencils (we can never have enough)
    • Erasers (for pencils)
    • Old but clean white t-shirts   (These will be cut into squares & used as erasers for dry erase boards)



    Mrs. Bates