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USD 240 4th Grade

USD 240 4th Grade

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Mrs. Shamburg Mrs. Swearingen Mrs. Walker
jshamburg@usd240.org rswearingen@usd240.org lwalker@usd240.org
785-488-3323 785-488-3323 785-283-4774
Bennington Grade School Bennington Grade School

Tescott Grade School

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Get to know your teacher

Mrs. Shamburg received her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Fort Hays State University.  She has taught elementary grade levels for many years here at Bennington.  She lives with her husband, Kevin and has raised three sons.  She has five grandchildren that she enjoys spending time with.

Mrs. Swearingen received her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Kansas State University.  She has experience teaching third through eighth grades.  Currently she enjoys teaching fourth grade at Bennington Elementary School.  She resides just outside of Bennington with her husband Ray, daughter, Samantha, and son, Grant.  In her spare time, she enjoys riding her horses and being outdoors.  

Mrs. Walker received her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Fort Hays State University,  and her Master’s of Arts in Education from Baker University.  She taught one year of Kindergarten before moving to the USD 240 district. She has been teaching 4th grade in USD 240 for 26 years.  She is married to Daymon Walker.  She has a son, Logan, who is 25 years old and in his 4th year of medical school.  Her daughter, Meghan, is 23. She teaches 1st grade in Wichita.  Mrs. Walker has a step-son, Taylor, who lives in Hays.  She also has a step-daughter, Bayleigh, who lives in Colorado.  Mrs. Walker is also assistant junior high volleyball and basketball coach.  In her spare time, Mrs. Walker likes to go to auctions, and watches “Fixer Upper”.  

What students will learn in 4th grade


In all subject areas, students will learn to use higher-level thinking skills through the implementation of student-centered learning, guided practice, projects, labs, and hands-on experiences.  


Strategies for success


  Students show high levels of success when they are able to:

  1. Follow school routines, directions, and procedures.

  2. Be independently productive.

  3. Cooperate and contribute to group work.

  4. Demonstrate appropriate listening skills.

  5. Limit talking to appropriate time and levels.

  6. Organize self, work, materials, and belongings.

  7. Interact appropriately with peers.

      8. Demonstrate positive leadership skills.



Know the standards


English & Language Arts


Math (p.24)


Social Studies


Science (p.22-26)