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Mr. Clerkin and Mrs. Schmidt

Meet the Teachers

My name is Mr. Clerkin, and I will be your child's fourth grade teacher this year.  I graduated from SUNY Cortland, and grew up in the lower Hudson Valley region.  I will be going into the sixth year of my teaching career, the fifth being here at Townsend Elementary.  In my free time, I enjoy reading, fishing and hiking outside, and rooting for my Mets and Jets. As we embark on our learning adventure this year, I look forward to becoming a positive influence in your child's life.
My name is Mrs. Schmidt and I will be working in collaboration with Mr. Clerkin as a consultant/resource room teacher.  This is my fifth year of teaching. I graduated from Binghamton University with my master’s degree in Early-Childhood Education and Special Education in 2013.  I have two children within the Walton school district Skylar, 16 and Bo, 5.  I grew up in Franklin and live locally with my husband and two children.  Some of my favorite things to do is go on “adventures” outside, traveling, painting, baking and spending time with my family.  I look forward to a successful year and working with your child.  It is encouraged that you contact me at any time with questions, concerns, and/or just to check in.

Fourth Grade Supply List

Class Photo Gallery

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Prepositions Song Lyrics

Series and Parallel Circuit Simulation Disclaimer: This simulation uses Java, a plug-in player, to download and play the simulation. When you click, a pop-up may appear asking if you are sure to proceed. This simulation was created by the PhET Interactive Simulations project at the University of Colorado Boulder. Please use at your discretion.

Teacher Contact Information

Mr. Clerkin
Phone- (607)865-5220 Ext. 4206
Mrs. Schmidt 
Phone- (607)865-5220 Ext. 4215 
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

Study Resources

Feel free to click on any of the websites to practice math, vocabulary, spelling, or other subjects.  

Choose from a variety of fun games that helps increase your fact fluency!
(login as waltonstudent and password as student1)
Next, click on Ms. Johnson, Walton NY on the left hand column. There will be many different quizzes you can try. You could also choose what to study by looking at the folders labeled Social studies, Vocabulary, or Math Facts. Click on the one you want to practice and choose between flash cards, learn, speller, scatter, or space race! Have fun studying!
Practice this weeks spelling words with fun games like Missing Letter Game, Word Unscramble, or Word Search. Find the current week's spelling words and get practicing! 
Username: waltonstudent
Password: student1 

Splash Math
Use your Imagine Learning id and password to practice grade level activities! Have fun collecting coins and studying :)
(for fun videos, games and activities to learn more)
Username: waltoncs
Password: warriors 

News Ela
Classroom code: Y9FUVR
Username: waltonstudent
Password: student1
Create a fun poem or short story on this website!
Username: waltonstudent
Password: student1 

Class Schedule

8:05   Arrival Bell
8:10   Tardy Bell
8:10-8:50   Morning Work/Reading Groups
8:50-9:30   PE (Tuesday/Thursday- 8:50-9:30 Friday 9:10-9:30) or Reading (Monday/Wednesday- 8:50-9:30 Friday 8:50-9:10)
9:30-10:40   (Working Snack) ELA/Reading Groups
10:40-11:20   Specials (Music/Library/Art/Computers)
11:20-11:50   Science/S.S.
11:50-12:20   Writing Workshop
12:20-1:10   Lunch/Recess
1:10-1:25    DEAR Time
1:25-2:40   Math
2:45   Dismissal
Specials will rotate on a four day cycle.
Day 1: Music
Day 2: Library
Day 3: Art
Day 4: Computer
P.E. will be on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 

Journeys Downloads

 Did your child forget his or her planner at school? Use the following links to study those spelling words for the week. 

Class Documents

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