• Mrs. Smith's Classroom Website 

    Welcome to 4th grade! I am your student's reading and language arts (writing, grammar, etc.) teacher as a part of the fourth grade dyad with Mrs. McNamara. This is my second year as a McKinley Bulldog! Last year I taught Math/Science with Mr. Pardo. I am excited to be back at McKinley and to teach READING this year!
    Prior to coming to McKinley, I taught 5th grade for six years in a suburb of Des Moines, Iowa. I love working with upper elementary students and am thrilled to be teaching fourth grade! I attended the University of Minnesota for my Bachelors degree and for my Masters degree in Elementary Education which I obtained in 2013. I am a big Minnesota Gophers fan and love all Minnesota teams!
    I am married and live with my husband and our two dogs, Haddie and Pogo, in Coon Rapids. We have family in suburbs of the Twin Cities and in Des Moines and enjoy spending our time visiting them.  I especially love spending time on the lakes boating and fishing. My hobbies include reading and running. I have completed a few 1/2 marathons and love to run shorter distances as well. This past summer I completed a Sprint Triathlon!

    Thank you for supporting your student's education! I am excited to work with your child and watch him/her grow not just academically but as a person. 4th grade will be a great year!
    Mrs. Smith
    Mrs. Smith with Mrs. Smith, Haddie, and Pogo!   Mrs. Smith with Mr. Smith, Haddie, and Pogo!
  • Digital Day Schedule

    Specials are from 11:35am-12:35pm daily.

      Day 1: P.E. and Music
      Day 2: Art
      Day 3: Music and P.E.
      Day 4: Explorations
      Day 5: Media and CORE


    Erica Smith
    4th Grade Reading and Language Arts