Mrs. Crawley's

 4th Grade Class

Welcome to 4th Grade!!

 We are excited to begin the 2023-2024 school year!

A Little About Me

 My name is Hope Crawley and I am so excited to start another year with two of my favorite things: kids and teaching. This is my twenty-fifth year in education and my twenty-third year teaching full time. I have taught grades: second, third, fourth, and sixth. I have a Master's degree in education and a Bachelor's degree in psychology and elementary education. I am also a wife, mother, and community member. My family and I are all Colorado natives. We love to hike, birdwatch, geocache, and explore the outdoors. My husband works in the automotive industry and our daughter is a grown recent college graduate. We are so proud of her! 

Pictured above are our dogs. Drake is our black lab. He is sweet and loving. Ripley is our aussie/husky puppy. He is very smart, but also full of a lot of energy and keeps us on the move!

 It is going to be a great year! I can't wait to learn more about all of you, and work together in the year ahead.

Important Dates:

4 - No School/Labor Day
15 - Multicultural Fair 5:00pm - 7:00pm
22 - No School/Professional Development Day
27 - SAC Meeting 8:45am - 10:15am

Family Fun Ideas To Explore and Learn About Colorado

Hello Families!

In 4th grade we will spend all year learning about various aspects of Colorado. Throughout the year I will try to share fun family events to help you discover more about our beautiful state!


Hello Families!

 I hope you are enjoying the slightly cooler September days in Colorado. I thought I would share with you some possible places you might want to explore as a family.

Here are a few places you might want to try:

Rocky Mountain National Park: This is a beautiful National Park. Try out your new free park pass here. Note that for September - Oct 10th there is a timed entry into the park. This means that you have to sign up ahead of time to enter the park. Many people love to visit this park in September to see the autumn colors and elk. Sign up early and make sure to have your child try the Junior Ranger program. It's a lot of fun and educational too!

Littleton Historical Museum: This is a small free museum, close by, that features the local history of Littleton from the late 1800's -early 1900's. They have live animals and historical events throughout the year.

Chatfield Farms Botanical Gardens:  This is a beautiful garden with a historical farm that is also close by to Highlands Ranch. Throughout the year there are also wonderful events held here. Check out the link below about the corn maze.

Corn Maze: This is a large corn maze that begins September 15th through the month of October. September is a great time to explore the corn maze and enjoy having your child problem-solve their way through this puzzle with you!

I hope you are able to enjoy time learning together as a family and explore our beautiful state.


Hope Crawley


Western Welcome Week : This is an historical celebration of Littleton, CO, just 5 minutes north of Highlands Ranch. It is a really fun week.  It begins this weekend and continues through next week. Don't miss Hawkquest at the Carson Nature Center on Tuesday night or the duck race on Sunday. It should be a lot of fun!

Colorado Journey: This is a local mini golf place that highlights fun historical places and/or events in Colorado. It is a lot of fun and you can get a lot of good ideas for places to visit throughout Colorado.

Carson Nature Center: This is one of my all time FAVORITE places to go! Make sure to go into the visitor center to check out the cool animals and explore the river table. This nature area is along the South Platte River which is a major water source in our area. It is fun to bike, walk, fish, birdwatch, catch crayfish, frogs and minnows, and a ton of other outdoor activities. Their educational programs are fantastic. If I could take all the kids here to all of their nature programs I would. The night hikes are fun too (depending on how you feel about nighttime). In September and October they also have great events.

I have linked the websites to all of these places if you would like more information. I truly hope you are able to take advantage of the beautiful state we are so privileged to live in. 

Best wishes,

Hope Crawley 

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