4th Grade News

For the Week of October 8 - 12
,  2018

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.


We are reviewing everything we've learning about place value, number forms, and rounding to prepare for a TEST on WEDNESDAY.

Please keep working with your child to build fact fluency - 
flashcards are a great tool for this.
This week's mystery:
Why do some volcanoes explode and others do not?

The information we are learning about volcanoes is helping us figure out what happened at the Ashfall Fossil Beds where so many types of fossils were found. 

We are working on thinking like a scientist by practicing observation skills and questioning.

Websites used in class can be used at home too:
Math 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 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, morning work
  8:15 - Intervention
  9:00 - Specialist 
  9:45 - Core 1
  11:35 - Recess
  11:55 - Lunch
  12:20 - Core 2
  2:00 - AVID / Extra Specialist
  2:45 - Dismissal

Schedule for Wed.
Early Release Days:
  8:05 - Check-in, morning work
  8:15 - Misc.
  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 

(Reading and Writing):

STORIES Skeletons Inside and Out
Movers and Shapers

SKILL: Main Idea and Supporting Details

NEXT STORY: King of the Parking Lot

Spelling (Adding suffix -ist, -ive, and -ness )

As part of our study on Skeletons, we are researching the cultural celebration of El Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead.  Ask your student about:
*the days celebrated

Social Studies:

Map Skills
North America Geography: Countries and Oceans


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