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Supply List

Zipper pouch for supplies Two boxes of tissues Plenty of #2 pencils A covered handheld pencil sharpener One pair of scissors One large or two small glue sticks A composition notebook WIDE RULED loose-leaf notebook paper One pack of colored pencils One pack of markers A large eraser A three-ring binder (size 1½ in.) Dividers for the binder (a pack of 5 or more) Box of multiplication flash cards (keep at home) One pocket folder for music (purple)

4th Grade Scoop

2011-2012

Mrs. Morgan (All Subjects)

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SPECIFIC ITEMS FOR TEACHING TEAMS Mrs. Morgan:

Five pocket folders (colors: black, green, yellow, red and blue) Four 1-subject spiral notebooks (colors: green, yellow, red and blue) Sandwich storage baggies (last name A-M) Gallon storage baggies (last name N-Z)

Mrs. Dobnicker (Math/SS/Science)

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Ms. Sherman (Language Arts)

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Mrs. Huber (Math/SS/Science)

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Mrs. Dobnicker/Ms. Sherman and Mrs. Huber/Ms. Miller:

Two 3-Subject spiral notebooks (red and blue) A Trapper Keeper® (or something similar that zips closed) with folders included

Ms. Miller (Language Arts)

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Tidbits of Information

For more details, be sure to join us for Parent Information Night.

What Can You and Your Child Do This Summer to Prepare?

Practice math facts!

Memorize the basic facts for addition, subtraction and multiplication. We begin with multiplication facts right away in 4th grade. Use flash cards or see the math page of Ms. Sherman's website (www.4thgradersrule.com) for a list of practice sites. You will also find many other educational links to sites related to the fourth grade curriculum.

Homework: Fourth grade students receive a homework packet on Thursdays. The packet typically includes: a reading log, vocabulary practice, a nonfiction selection, and math practice. Your child may need help from you with organization and time management. The packets are due each Thursday morning. Students must bring the homework packet back and forth between home and school each day. Fourth graders should typically spend 30-40 minutes on homework each night. If your child is struggling with the assigned work or is breezing through it, please contact the teacher. Thursday Folder: Correspondence from school will be sent home in the "Thursday Folder" each week. This may include classroom newsletters, building and district papers, lunch menus, graded papers and test study guides. Please sign and return the folder each Friday. Vocabulary: Fourth grade students learn and practice many new vocabulary words throughout the year. These words include content area vocabulary (from social studies, math, and science), words with Greek and Latin roots, synonyms/antonyms, test taking words, and many others. You can help your child by discussing, illustrating and using as many of the new words as possible. Keep an eye out for vocabulary lists in the homework packets, study guides, and newsletters.

Read, read, read!

Read aloud. Read together. Read often! The best way to improve reading fluency is to practice reading aloud a selection or book that is at a "Just Right" level. Read the same selection over and over to practice phrasing. Be sure to bring an independent reading book the first day of school.

Reflect through Writing

Keep a journal of your summer. Write about your opinions and thoughts. Observe the world around you. This can be a great keepsake of memories of your summer and give you a jumpstart on 4th grade writing.

Summer "Bridge" Workbooks

Set aside time each week to work on skills. This could help your child review 3rd grade skills and perhaps get a jump start on 4th grade. Students reading below grade level need as much consistent practice as possible throughout the summer.

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