Dear Future Fourth Grade Parents,
We are so excited to meet our new class of students in the fall! Fourth grade holds so much in store for them: an entire year of Virginia Studies to learn about the history and geography of our state, multi-digit multiplication and long division, coding with Lego eV3 robots and Minecraft EDU, PBL projects, Google Classroom, flexible seating and tables, a class business, and so much more!
We have created the supply list for next year, and it is listed below. The fourth-grade team does have a few requests, however. Please DO NOT send in binders, pencil boxes, glittery notebooks, personal pencil sharpeners or cute fidget spinners/eraser/toys. These items will be sent back home on the first day. We use the majority of the supplies as community supplies and can only fit a small amount of materials inside classroom bins. Optionally, students may bring in a SMALL pencil bag to hold any special pencils or erasers, but we cannot take responsibility for lost items. We know that students love to have cute supplies, but the less-fancy ones are often best and longer-lasting. Students can decorate notebooks and folders with markers and stickers as the year goes on.
The fourth grade math curriculum is very rigorous. There is a lot of material that is covered at a fairly quick pace. To make sure that your child is well prepared, please practice multiplication and division facts with your child this summer. Ideally, the students should know all math facts up to the 12s table, and be able to recite the answers at a quick pace. Reflex Math will still be available over the summer to current Round Hill students, and this is a great resource for math facts!
Please have your child read regularly, preferably 20 minutes a day, to avoid summer slide. Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume would be a great start!
Now that you officially have a 4th grader, you can take advantage of the Every Kid in a Park which allows 4th graders and their families free entry into every National Park. Check out the details on the National Park webpage. https://www.everykidinapark.gov/
We already have a lot of fun activities we're planning to do, and we are so excited to meet everyone in August! Back to School Night is Tuesday, August 21. The first day of school is Thursday, August 23.
Mrs. Hollar, Mrs. Jewell, and Mrs. Mackey
The Fourth Grade Team
FOURTH GRADE SUPPLY LIST
5 Marble Composition Book... NO GLITTER
3 Pocket Folders (BLUE, GREEN, RED)... NO GLITTER
1 YELLOW 3-prong Pocket Folder
36 Pre-sharpened Pencils
1 Red Pen
6 glue sticks
1 antibacterial wipes container
1 pkg. wide-lined notebook paper
6 black dry-erase markers
Personal earbuds (to stay at school)
12 ct. Colored Pencils
300 Post-it notes (3" square size)
3 pkg. Lined index cards
SMALL pencil pouch (optional)... NO PENCIL BOXES
BOYS: 12ct. Colored Pencils
BOYS: Sandwich-size Ziplock Bags
GIRLS: Washable Markers (thick or thin)GIRLS: Quart-size Ziplock bags