Welcome to Mrs. Rush’s classroom


I am very excited to start a new year!  If at anytime you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me (  On this website you will find some very valuable resources.  I have attached the links to the the math book,  math journals, practice websites, and science links. 

Flight Test

Everyday Math Online



journal pages for unit 4

journal pages for unit 5

unit 6 journal

unit 8 journal

chapter 9 journal

chapter 10 journal

unit 11 journal

unit 12 journal

Listed below are websites that would be great for your child to practice their math skills.    NCTM’s Illuminations: Resources for Teaching Math    National Library of Virtual Manipulative    Pre-K – 12.    Gr. 1-6 (includes other subjects),     Sheppardsoftware has games for all kinds of math (and other subject areas) topics. It includes tutorials for some, as well.  It is fabulous for fractions, especially for those who are working at a lower than grade level.  The games require that they repeat them until they pass the level to move up to the next level.




Listed below are the units for Science.

Origin of Seeds

Meet the Crayfish

science journal quarter 1


Important Documents:

4th Grade Math & Science Grading Plan This describes the percentage of the final grade for each category.

4th Grade Math & Science Syllabus This describes the units taught in each quater throughout the 4th grade year.

4th Grade Schedule 2014-15  This is the daily schedule for all 4th grade students, both blue and gold days.

Blue-Gold Schedule for 2014-2015  Identifies which school days are blue and which are gold (related arts).

GIS Grading Scale  This grading scale is used by all 4th grade teachers for grading assignments and for report cards.

Effort Matrix  This rubric is used by all 4th grade teachers to evaluate student effort in each class.