4th Grade News

For the Week of April 15 - 19, 2019

Mrs. McMurry Room 403 - email: hmcmurry@crschools.org, phone 360-501-2910 ext. 1403
Mrs. Paget Room 404 - email: tpaget@crschools.org
, phone 360-501-2910 ext. 1404
Mrs. Smith Room 401 - email: lsmith@crschools.org
, phone 360-501-2910 ext. 1401
Mrs. Swanson Room 402 - email: pswanson@crschools.org
, phone 360-501-2910 ext. 1402

NOTE:  Click on the teacher names to see individual classroom web pages.

With State Testing coming up in May, a good way to practice is to visit the
following website:



How to represent fractions in multiple ways: number line, pie chart, tape diagram, part of a group.

Comparing Fractions

Equivalent Fractions


Area and Perimeter:
We are learning to solve problems when given an answer and trying to figure out the measurement of the missing side. We are also working with formulas.

Measuring Angles with a protractor.

Please keep working with your child to build fact fluency - flashcards are a great tool for this.

Unit:  The Human Machine

Students explore the brain’s role in receiving information from the senses, processing that information, and controlling the muscles to enable movement. In the activity, students test their reflexes and develop a mental model of how their brain works.

Websites used in class can be used at home too:

www.prodigygame.com/play - students will have login information written in their planners. This game is full of math questions similar to what we will be studying in class. Practice on this site will help increase confidence in solving different types of problems. Math problems are often aligned to skills we are working on in class.

Math Tutorials/Math HELP!:
Visit the Khan Academy to watch YouTube tutorials on math concepts taught in 4th grade. Students will get a chance to practice their skills to help them master the topics.

Amplify Fractions: gain a better understanding of fractions by going through a series of lessons and practice problems at 


Daily Schedule 
Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri.
  8:05 - Check-in
  8:15 - Reading Intervention
  9:00 - Specialist 
  9:45 - Core 1
  11:35 - Recess
  11:55 - Lunch
  12:20 - Core 2
  2:00 - Misc. / Extra Specialist
  2:45 - Dismissal

Schedule for Wed.
Early Release Days:
  8:05 - Check-in
  8:15 - Math Intervention
  8:55 - Specialist
  9:35 - Core 1
  11:35 - Recess
  11:55 - Lunch 
  12:20 - Core 2
  1:45 - Dismissal

Students are to read a minimum of 30 minutes each night, five days per week, record what they've read in their planner and have a parent/guardian sign that they agree with what was recorded. This will be checked each Friday. 

On occasion, other homework will be assigned if work is not completed in class or for special assignments.

If you wonder why we don't assign more homework, here's a good article that explains our perspective: "31 Things Your Kids Should Be Doing Instead of Homework"  http://www.parent.co/31-things-your-kids-should-be-doing-instead-of-homework/

Computer Science Websites:


Students are introduced to the computer science field of coding. 

Computer science coding. This is a fun site to practice coding to create a moving masterpiece.

(Reading and Writing):

"Earthshaker's Bad Day"
"The Monster Beneath the Sea"

Writing--Persuasive & Descriptive
Compare and Contrast Details
Make Inferences
Citing Evidence from the Text

Figurative Language:
similes, metaphors, idioms, personification, onomatopoeia, hyperbole, alliteration

Social Studies:
Washington Adventure Book Chapter 3
Explorers and Fur Traders

*Special lesson on MLK "He Had a Dream"


ELA and Math practice: 
This website provides practice for students that meets them at their current learning levels. To log in: students type in their first and last names and enter the appropriate class code ~
McMurry/Smith: 2d9w5w