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Getting Started in Fourth Grade Summer Reading Supplies


Getting Started in Fourth Grade:

Welcome to Fourth Grade! We are so glad to have you here at LCS. I made this page to help you get started in fourth grade.

This website, Miss Crachi.com, is an important tool for both parents and students during fourth grade. I suggest checking this on a daily basis for announcements and the calendar . The index of this site has links for every page and different item on the website. In addition, there is a Search Engine for the site.

Here are policies for fourth grade. This includes absences, tardies, early or change in dismissal, the emergency form, health office info, my homework policy, my tests policy, the school dress code, the school's electronics policy, lunch and snack guidelines and info, and parent chaperone information and clearance forms.

Class Info includes information about special events and special things about fourth grade, behavior management, and the pledges.

Subject Info includes information about each subject, including study tips.

Here is a page covering help and information for parents.

Back to School Night is a very important evening. During that night, LCS and I will provide you with a lot of useful information and you will be given the opportunity to volunteer for both the school and the classroom. Opportunities to volunteer in the classroom include being a homeroom parent, book order coordinator, Christmas craft organizer, lunch and recess monitor, holiday baker/bringer, and, for the school, an auction basket coordinator.

In addition, I will need parent chaperones for many field trips. You will need to fill out a Volunteer Driver Application Packet, which includes an application, chaperone instructions, and a background screening. The sooner you fill this out, the better, because it takes some time to clear.

Thank you ahead of time!

Here are answers to some frequently asked questions:

  • All books and supplies should be in as soon as possible, but the latest is by the first Monday of school. Don't forget to label everything! Books no longer need to be covered because they will stay in school.

  • In the morning, please drop off your child at the stairs. Please do not drop them off in front of the school doors because you will block traffic.

  • Your child will wait by the gym (at the front entrance) until the teachers on duty take them downstairs around 7:45am. If your child comes in after that time, they can go straight down to the elementary level. Students will wait outside their classroom with teacher supervision until the other teachers come back from morning devotions. It is very important for your child to be on time for school. School starts at 7:55am and we begin doing work immediately at that time. It will help your child if he/she arrives earlier than 7:55 (I recommend 7:45), so they can have time to unpack and get ready for the day. This way they will not start the day already behind and feeling rushed.

  • I am allergic to scents, so please do not allow your child to use any perfume, cologne, scented lotion, or scented hand-sanitizer during school. Please have them use roll-on deodorant only (spray deodorant is too strong).

  • The microwave in the classroom is not for student use. The reason is because lunch isn't long enough for every child to use the microwave and it wouldn't be fair to allow some students to use it but not others.

    I hope this information helps you make the transition to fourth grade!


    Summer Reading Program Information

    Summer Reading Program Calendar/Log


    Supplies Needed

    This is the Supply List. One goal for fourth grade is for the students to learn to be organized, which helps them succeed in school and life. The way I have the supplies set up will help with this goal.

    I made an Amazon Supply List. If you have an account, you can click on this link, sign in, and save the list. You don't have to buy anything on the list, but you can see what I've selected, to give you a good idea of what I'm looking for. The ones I picked are the best, cost-wise (at least at the time), and what I'm looking for. Most items on the supply list are here, but a few are not.

    Class Bundl Supplies

    For the ruler, get one with metric and inches (up to 1/16th of an inch is enough; notice the various sizes of the lines for inches: it's really confusing for students if the lines are all the same size; also it's best to get one that doesn't bend because it becomes inaccurate quickly): picture.

    This is how to set up the binder, in this order:

    Zippered pencil case: for pencils, red pens, eraser, scissors, calculator, glue sticks, colored pencils, earbuds, permanent marker (ruler and extra glue sticks don't have to go in the binder)

    Planner with binder clip (school-provided)

    Home/School folder

    Home/School folder inside

    Language Arts folder

    Notebook paper

    Outside of binder:

    Science folder

    Social Studies folder

    Numbering the notebooks: odd in the upper right and even in the upper left corners.

    Notebooks with binder clips

    Science and Social Studies notebook with a binder clip on p. 101

    Stays in School folder



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    Miss Crachi