Dear Fourth Graders and Parents,

Welcome to fourth grade!  I am so happy you are in my class this year at Wayne Elementary School!  I can’t wait to meet you!  

I hope you are excited to begin fourth grade because this will be a fun, fabulous and fascinating year of learning!  Throughout the year, we will strengthen and expand our skills as readers, writers and mathematical problem-solvers as we tackle new concepts and challenges in all academic areas.  We will read, discuss and write about intriguing new topics to refine and improve our literacy skills.  In social studies, we will explore the history of Pennsylvania, learn more about our government and study the regions of the United States.  Get ready to stretch your marvelous math skills as we delve even more deeply into place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, estimation, geometry and more! Science experiments involving African Dwarf Frogs, Fiddler Crabs, land and water and electricity will light up your mind and imagination.  These are just a few of the interesting and captivating experiences awaiting you in the year ahead!


In preparation for a successful year, I ask that you kindly purchase the attached list of supplies for school.   This list is a combination of the general fourth grade supply list and a few additional items specific to our classroom.  Please refer to this list when purchasing supplies for the upcoming school year.


Please remember to bring all of your supplies on the first day of school, Tuesday, September 8, 2015. This will help us get organized so we can dive right into learning.  I would also like you to bring two additional items on the first day – your favorite summer reading book and something small that reminds you of a special summer memory. This will provide us with the opportunity to exchange ideas about the awesome books we read over the summer and give us ideas of some cool books we might want to read in the months ahead.  At the same time, we can enjoy getting acquainted with new friends and reacquainted with old friends.


Most importantly, please remember to bring your enthusiasm for learning, a positive attitude, sense of humor, caring heart and willingness to work hard.   With these qualities in place, we can accomplish fantastic feats in fourth grade! I can’t wait to get started!


Your excited fourth grade teacher,

Mrs. McLaughlin

Mrs. McLaughlin's Supply List
*For parents who pre-ordered school supplies online last spring, the following items were included in online supply list for fourth grade:

*If you did not pre-order supplies online, these items will need to be purchased for the new school year:

~Pencils with Erasers (4 dozen #2 Ticonderoga)

~1 Hand Held Pencil Sharpener (with lid)

~Crayola Colored Pencils

~Crayola Crayons (24 pack)

~Two Dry Erase Markers

~Scissors (Fiskars for Kids-Pointed End)

~2 Elmer's Glue Sticks

~1 Pencil Pouch

~1 Hand sanitizer 12 oz.

~1 Clorox Disinfecting wipes (Bleach-free 10.7 oz.)

~2 packs 3x3 yellow post-it notes

~1 Marble notebook

The following additional items will need to be purchased for all students as they were not included in the online supply list and they are specific to our class projects:

~1 spiral notebook (one subject)

~6 folders (1 red, 1 blue, 1 green, 1 orange, 1 yellow, 1 folder your choice-usedfor homework)

~2 boxes of tissues (no lotion please)

~Art smock


~Clean sock (for dry eraser)


~$15.00 cash for Assignment Books and Classroom Magazines (in an envelope with your child's name)

~For new students only: Sketchbook for art

*All pre-ordered online supplies will be delivered directly to the school. 

*Please bring all other supplies with you the first day of school.

*Please label all items.

*Some items may need to be replenished in January.

*Thank you!



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