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Getting Started in Fourth Grade 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 topic 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 changes in dismissal, 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 other special things about fourth grade, behavior management, and the pledges.

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

This 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 an auction basket coordinator for the school.

In addition, I will need parent chaperones for many field trips. You will need to fill out a Volunteer Driver Application Packet (click for details and forms), which includes an application, chaperone instructions, and a background screening. The sooner you fill this out, the better, because it takes some time for the background check 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 do not 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. Students are considered tardy if they aren't in their homeroom at 7:55am. Since fourth grade is the farthest room from the front entrance, it will help your child if he/she arrives earlier than 7:55 (I recommend 7:45). This way they can have time to unpack and get ready for the day so they will not start the day feeling rushed and behind.

  • 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!


    Supplies Needed

    This is the Supply List. One goal for fourth grade is to help the students become 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). 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 (can be out of the box), earbuds, permanent marker (ruler and extra glue sticks don't have to go in the binder)

    Planner with binder clip (planner is school-provided and might change)

    Home/School folder

    Home/School folder inside: only things in the "Goes Home" part of this folder should go home and stay home

    Math folder: keep all homework and corrections (even if they are done) in this folder; we will empty it out as a class after each chapter test

    Math folder inside

    Math notebook

    Language Arts folder: keep all packets and other ELA papers (even if they are done) in this folder; we will empty it out as a class after each unit test

    Notebook paper

    Outside of binder:

    Science folder: this never goes home

    Social Studies folder: this never goes home

    Stays in School folder: this never goes home

    Notebooks with binder clips

    Bible notebook (can be black): this never goes home

    Language Arts notebook (can be black): this will only go home if your child does not complete classwork on time

    Science and Social Studies notebook (can be black): this never goes home

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

    Numbering the notebooks: odd in the upper right and even in the upper left corners (Bible and Science/SS only)



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    Miss Crachi