John Barenberg

Our class uses BUZZ for all of our ELA lessons. The link is:
With that link parents can see all of the Common Core State Standards as well as lesson targets (Objectives) for each day. They can access links to other resources we use such as quizlet, Discovery ED, IXL and more.

We also use Class Messenger as a way to quickly communicate between teachers and parents. You can sign up for Class Messenger at:

I've been working for the Marsing School District for more than 30 years. I've taught third grade for 29 years and I substituted for a few years prior to that. I've worked at our After-School program from it's inception, almost 24 years!  

I attended BSU to earn my BA and MA. I've attended many hours of continuing education through NNU as well.

I enjoy riding my quad and taking pictures of the places I've been and posting them on Google Earth as jbaren. I currently have nearly 4,000 pictures posted to Google Maps and Google Earth! If you would like to see some pictures of my travels and pictures I've posted to Google Maps and Google Earth, go to and check it out.

I'm also a grandfather to two great little girls, Aubrey and Addylin.  

Carol Dewitt

I first taught third grade in 1997- and I loved it!  This is my fifth year at Marsing where I fulfilled roles as math intervention teacher, educational assistant, and the seventh grade ELA teacher.

Third grade is where students begin to establish their learning habits and decide what they like and dislike about learning and school.  I am proud to be a part of that development and very excited to help students maintain their LOVE for learning and exploring knowledge- crucial for success in school and life.

I am thrilled to be the lead math teacher for third grade because math is part of everyday and everything.  We will explore math concepts and practice math skills ALL DAY- to assist students in realizing the importance of knowing and understanding how to work with and manipulate numbers, and gain awareness of how/when/where math influences our actions and activities throughout our daily lives.

ALL communication for third grade will be through the email system “Class Messenger” using “Buzz” that Mr. B describes above.  As the school year progresses, I will add math links and related information such as current units of study, assignments, and test dates.  Many “thanks” to Mr. B and the rest of the staff- for all of their great welcoming and support in joining the third grade team.  I am humbled to be working with such excellent, motivated, and professional people at Marsing Elementary.

I have three lovely daughters and two grandchildren.  We enjoy camping, fishing, hiking, and being “rock hounds”.  I have a passion for cooking and creating art- always very messy activities.  I also enjoy puzzling, reading a good book, gardening, and trying anything new. 

My MOTTO: “CHANGE is not just good, but excitingly unexpected- welcome and embrace it!”

Parents/Guardians: “Thank YOU” for the opportunity to teach and learn with your wonderful children.

Sincerely, Carol A. DeWitt