Room 140 - @ Riverside Elementary West School


    Welcome to Mr. Murphy's 4th Grade Social Studies Class 2020-21!


    To schedule a PARENT CONFERENCE, click here

    You will need to sign into the conference "meet" using your child's chromebook. 


    Click here to go to my google meet



    For Virtual Learning in the Social Studies Classroom, students must login to Google Classroom and click the Google Meet link posted at the top of the main "Stream" page during their scheduled class period if you are a Tier II Student (Hybrid). The Meet link is also above this. Times for Google Meets on Moosic Days 1,3,&5 will be at 9:05, 10:35, and 1:10.  Times on Taylor Days 2,4,&6 will be at 9:50, 11:50, and 1:50.  Be aware that I may be late for a virtual meeting as I must travel to an empty room to host that meeting.   

    If you are a Tier III full virtual student, the times for your Social Studies class will flip-flop daily. So the schedule will be like this:

            First & Second period Social Studies classes will login at 9:05 on Moosic Days and 9:50 on Taylor Days.

            Third & Fifth period Social Studies classes will login at 10:35 on Moosic Days and 11:50 on Taylor Days.

            Seventh & Eighth period Social Studies classes will login at 1:10 on Moosic Days and 1:50 on Taylor Days.  

     All classwork scheduled for the day should be completed AFTER being live in class or after the virtual class unless posted otherwise.

    Students virtual OR live MUST bring their chromebooks to school with them!  We will be using them in class!  If you need a chromebook, you MUST contact the high school (570-342-7171) and make an appointment with them to go and pick it up.  


    Students in my HOMEROOM will need to login to the Google Meet Daily between 8:40--9:00 AM.  

    You will be learning Pennsylvania History this year! 

    Use this page as your landing pad to help get through the school year!  

    Go to my Parent Info page to attend our Back-to-School Night Virtual Meeting this Wednesday night (9/2/2020)! Stay-tuned for updates! 

    Feel free to sign up for REMIND for our Social Studies classroom (see below). This is optional. 


    Remind App  

     Eckley Miners' Village Trip November 2019

    Eckley Miners' Village Trip November 2019


    Did you know there is a google classroom app available through the App Store for Apple devices and Google Play for others? It makes navigating the virtual classrooms easier and faster! Download the FREE app from the App Store or Google Play from the links below:


    Helpful tip:   Here's a comprehension tip as you read:  As always, use context clues wherever necessary. This is a skill that we practice in SS class. Basically, create a "blank" where the unknown word is (If you still can't decode it) and think of another word that would make sense in the blank. This could possibly be a "synonym" for the missing word and can lead you to better comprehension of the passage. Parents may assist with any of the reading. You know your child best! 


    Old stuff: Enrichment Work During Shutdown March-April 17 2020


    Scroll down for more sites, including the PA song site.  Several links below go along with lessons in the packet. Parents, I recommend that your child visit each link after completing the activity page which coorelates with it. 




     Fourth Grade Trip to Eckley Miners' Village November 2019

    Eckley Miners' Village 2019


    Click on: How Money is Made 

    Draw the Liberty Bell:

    Click on: How Steel is Made

    Sing the PA State Song:


    Click on: The Walking Purchase 



    A blast from the past! Check out the Eckley Webpage!




    For fun..."Miles of Mules" site below: