Fourth Grade Supply List

  • Seven composition notebooks

  • Four two-pocket folders (plastic if possible)

  • A box of twenty or more #2 pencils

  • A box of blue pens

  • Two yellow highlighters

  • A box of crayons

  • Safety scissors

  • Three glue sticks

  • Four paper towels

  • Four boxes of tissues

  • Four hand sanitizers

  • Two cans of Lysol

  • Two boxes of Ziploc bags (gallon size)

  • Two sets of Flashcards    

Behavioral Expectations

           As in all classrooms, students are expected to show respect and be ready to learn at all times.  Disrespect and noncompliance for classroom and school rules will not be tolerated. Within the school, the PBIS system will provide behavioral lessons and positive reinforcement for students that are displaying their ‘Best Bulldog Behavior.’  Within the classroom, positive behavior is reinforced in the following ways:

Star Student of the Week Criteria

One student will be chosen each week as our star student of the week.  This student will be honored if he or she shows the following:

  1. Student completes all homework and classwork assignments

  2. Student has a positive, can-do attitude

  3. Student is actively participating and motivated to learn

  4. Student works well alone and as a team

  5. Student is kind and respectful towards others


Rewards and Table Points

A student will be able to go to the treasure box in event that his or her table has won the most points, he or she has earned enough homework and behavior stamps on their stamp chart, and/or he or she has been given the honor of student of the week.  Every student is capable of earning rewards and must show the hard work, effort, and positive attitude to merit these rewards.

Important Dates

Grades 4 English Language Arts

  • Administration Dates: Tuesday, April 5 – Thursday, April 7

Grades 4 Mathematics

  • Administration Dates: Wednesday, April 13 – Friday, April 15

NYSESLAT Listening, Reading, Writing

  • Administration Dates: May 2 – 13

NYSESLAT Speaking

  • Administration Dates: April 12 – May 13

Grade 4 Science Performance Test

  • Administration Dates: May 25-June 3

Grade 4 Science Written

  • Administration Dates: Monday, June 6

Tips on Helping Your Child Succeed

Math Tips

We all use math daily.  Invite your scholar to participate in the many ways that you use math at home:

  1. Measuring for Cooking

  2. Have students measure out ingredients (½ cup, ¼ cup, etc.)

  3. Have students help to figure out how much of each ingredient you need in all when you double or triple a recipe for a large family gathering

  4. Estimating Total Cost

  5. Have students estimate the total cost of purchase items by rounding

  6. Have students estimate the size of things in comparison to the whole (how much pizza is left, etc.)

  7. Balancing Checkbooks

  8. Show students how you use math daily, weekly, and monthly with balancing your checkbook

  9. Budgeting: 30% of income for housing, 18% on transportation, 10% on debt, 14% on food, 10% savings, 18% on everything else

  10. Elapsed Time for Travel

  11. Time it takes to get to work/appointments and how you figure out when to leave

  12. Sale Prices/Tipping

  13. Knowing how much to tip

  14. Estimating sales prices or figuring out the better deal

  15. Math Games

  16. Board Games (Life, Monopoly, Sorry, Battleship)

  17. Homemade Multiplication/Division BINGO

  18. Cover-Up/Uncover

  19. The Number Challenge

  20. Fraction-Decimal Memory Game

  21. Math Flash Cards           


ELA Tips

  1. Have your child read aloud to you every night.

  2. Choose a quiet place, free from distractions, for your child to do his or her nightly reading assignments.

  3. As your child reads, point out spelling and sound patterns such as cat, pat, hat.

  4. When your child reads aloud to you and makes a mistake, point out the words he or she has missed and help him or her to read the word correctly.

  5. After your child has stopped to correct a word, have him or her go back and reread the entire sentence from the beginning to make sure he or she understands what the sentence is saying.

  6. Ask your child to tell you in his or her own words what happened in a story.

  7. To check your child's understanding, occasionally pause and ask your child questions about the characters and events in the story.

  8. Ask your child why he or she thinks a character acted in a certain way and ask your child to support her answer with information from the story.

  9. Before getting to the end of a story, ask your child what he or she thinks will happen next and why.

Homework Tips

  1. Make sure your child has a quiet, well-lit place to do homework.

  2. Avoid having your child do homework with the television on or in places with other distractions, such as people coming and going.

  3. Make sure the materials your child needs, such as paper, pencils and a dictionary, are available.

  4. Ask your child if special materials will be needed for some projects and get them in advance.

  5. Help your child with time management.

  6. Establish a set time each day for doing homework. Don't let your child leave homework until just before bedtime. Think about using a weekend morning or afternoon for working on big projects, especially if the project involves getting together with classmates.

  7. Be positive about homework.

  8. Tell your child how important school is and remember the attitude you express about homework will be the attitude your child acquires.

  9. When your child does homework, you do homework.

  10. Show your child that the skills they are learning are related to things you do as an adult. If your child is reading, you read too. If your child is doing math, balance your checkbook.

  11. When your child asks for help, provide guidance, not answers.

  12. Giving answers means your child will not learn the material. Too much help teaches your child that when the going gets rough, someone will do the work for him or her.

  13. Watch your child for signs of failure and frustration.

  14. Let your child take a short break if she is having trouble keeping her mind on an assignment.

  15. Reward progress in homework.

  16. If your child has been successful in homework completion and is working hard, celebrate that success with a special event to reinforce the positive effort.