Wayne Elementary School

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 3, 2013. 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 4th Grade Supply List

  • School Bag or Backpack (Please label inside of bag with name, school, grade, teacher.)
  • 2 Marble Notebooks
  • 7 Folders (1 plain red, 1 plain orange, 1 plain purple, 1 plain yellow, 1 plain green, 1 plain blue, 1 of your choice for your homework folder. Folders are usually on sale at Staples.)
  • Pencils with Erasers (4 dozen)
  • Hand Held Pencil Sharpener
  • Colored Pencils
  • Markers (Mr. Sketch is recommended)
  • 2-3 Dry Erase Markers
  • Clean Sock (for erasing)
  • Scissors (Fiskars round-tipped recommended)
  • Pack of Yellow Post-its (3 x3)
  • Glue Sticks
  • 1 Pencil Box (8"x5" or smaller)
  • 2 Boxes of Tissues
  • Headphones (inexpensive)
  • Art Smock (old shirt)
  • 9x12 Art Sketch Book (50 page)
  • 2 One-inch Binders
  • Spiral Notebook
  • Container of Disinfecting Wipes (for cleaning surfaces)
  • Hand sanitizer (8 oz. or larger)
  • Thirteen Dollars Cash For Assignment Books and Scholastic News (Please place in an envelope with your child's first and last name written on the outside.)

Please label everything.

Please bring supplies to school on the first day.

Some supplies may need to be replenished in January.

Thank you!

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