School Supplies 2017-2018
Dear 4th graders,
Welcome to 4th grade. I am so excited to meet you on the 7th . We are going to share a fantastic year learning and having fun together. I have spent my summer with my family at the pool and the beach. I even read 2 books. I got a chance to travel to Bermuda in June. It was the most beautiful place I have ever seen. I look forward to hearing all about what you did when we meet. Enjoy the last couple weeks of summer. See you soon.
P.S. If you get nervous the night before the first day, so do I. You are not alone. I promise we will have fun.
I know going back to school can be costly between supplies, clothes, new sneaks, etc… so I thought suggestions for supplies might be helpful. Here is a list of things that will help the children to be productive and successful this year.
If this list causes a financial burden, please do not hesitate to contact me and I will do what I can to help. It would be great if every child could have these items by the end of our first week so that we can learn how to organize our desks. Thanks for all your help and best wishes for the final days of summer.
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- a 1.5 or 2 inch binder (inexpensive ones are FINE).
- 2 pocket "plasticy" folder for writing. They will be used often so the plastic type will hold up longer. If you would like to have an extra on hand for mid year, that would be great. I can store it for you at school if you like.
- 1 or 2 a red spiral notebook (color coded to help them remember and find it quickly). These can also have the plasticy cover as it will be more sturdy, but I know they are tricky to find.
- a black and white composition book
- Pens (blue or black) and lots of pencils
- Coloring supplies. Crayons/colored pencils are best. Markers are very messy.
- Highlighters... a few, we use them often
- Post-it notes- (lots)
- Dry erase markers, we use the white boards daily for learning. students may alway want to have their own small dry erase board, but it is not necessary.
- Glues sticks
- a decent pair of scissors. I have some but they are not the best quality and usually frustrate the kids when they are cutting.
- Students may also keep a water bottle on their desk. I only ask that the bottle has a “snap top” instead of a screw cap. You can imagine why. I will ask that all other bottles are kept with lunch boxes.
- A mis-matched clean sock for their individual white board eraser.These are the “lost dryer socks”. If you have a collection, feel free to donate them and up cycle them. They work well as erasers and they produce less garbage for our school.
- Pair of ear buds for listening and reading centers, and computer work. I do have a few headsets but they are not compatible with iPads. Some parents prefer to have students use ones they send. Please remind your children that they will not be shared with others for sanitary reasons.