4th Grade

Fourth grade students will master concepts of reading comprehension to include summarizing, inferencing, and analyzing text. We practice grammar skills with Daily Language Instruction each morning, and reading and writing each afternoon with StoryWorks. Students apply their skills to various social studies and science concepts such as economics, geography, and Colorado and American History. We use Pearson for Social Studies, and Mystery Science for the exploration of science.

As for mathematics, students will excel in complex problem solving and mathematical operations such as multiplication, division, fractions, and multiple concepts regarding geometry and measurement. We use Pearson math each morning, and MobyMax for practicing concepts in the afternoon.

  • 4 white erasers
  • 4 boxes Kleenex
  • 1 box colored pencils
  • 2 yellow highlighters
  • 2 black expo markers
  • 2 packs of lined paper
  • 3 composition books
  • 1 ruler (metric & standard-wooden or hard plastic – not flexible)
  • 2 dozen wood #2 pencils (Papermate or Ticonderoga brand; no mechanical pencils)
  • Ear buds or headphones (can be found at the dollar store)
  • 2 glue sticks
  • 1 student scissors (safety)
  • 1 container Clorox wipes
  • 1 Accordion file keeper
  • 1 protractor
  • 1 Pencil Box

For Music class:

  • 4 pencils
  • 1 expo marker (any color)

Please label everything with student’s name

We hope you will find this page helpful in accessing many resources for your students. Two of our subject areas have curriculum that can be found online.


Students can access our math curriculum at www.pearsonrealize.com. Students are assigned a user name and password, and can log in at any time from any computer with an internet connection. This website will allow students and parents to access resources to help with homework and basic skills practice.


Students can also practice extra skills at home using www.mobymax.com/co1319. They have a user name (their proper first name) and a password that has been assigned to them earlier. This is a great way to easily fill gaps and increase growth with a short amount of time.


We hope that you will find these resources helpful and will use them frequently. If you have any questions, please feel free to send one of us an email.  We look forward to seeing the growth your child will make this year.

My name is Lyndsey Laitinen, and I have taught at Peyton since 2016. My family moved to Colorado in 2013 from Arizona, and I am very grateful to have escaped the heat! I grew up in the Pacific NW in a small town very similar to Peyton, so deciding to settle here was an easy choice. I have been married since 2001 to my wonderful husband. We have a daughter and a son who attend Peyton schools. I received my Bachelor of Science degree in 2006, and after having my kids, decided that I really wanted to be in a classroom. I received my teaching degree in Arizona, and recently completed a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction. I have enjoyed working with kids at all grade levels, but 4th grade is my favorite! I look forward to watching your kids grow this year!!

Hello, I’m Sara! I recently married, and changed from Ms. Shelley to Mrs. Findley! Originally from a small town in Northern Indiana, I have enjoyed living in Colorado since 2014. Hiking and photography are two of my favorite activities, besides keeping up with my seven children who range from pre-teen to adult.
I received my Bachelor’s Degree from UCCS in Elementary Education, with endorsements in Special Education and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education. I student taught at Peyton Elementary, and was thrilled to return to 4th grade the following 2019-2020 school year.  I anticipate a wonderful year with my amazing students, as we learn and grow together.

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