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Fourth Grade / Welcome to 4th Grade!


Dear Fourth Grader:

We have planned many exciting activities for the start of school in September. We want you to be ready to get started, so we have made a list of supplies that you will need throughout the year.

This summer you will read Wedgie & Gizmo by Suzanne Selfors and you will choose either Who Was Thomas Alva Edison by Margaret Frith OR Who Was Malala Yousafzai by Dinah Brown. You will have a simple quiz on these two books and complete an in class book project when we return in September. 

You may bring a snack and a drink (no cans or bottles) for the first half day of school.

Have a happy, healthy, and safe vacation. We are looking forward to meeting you in September.


The Fourth Grade Teachers

Here is a list of supplies you will need:

• Theme Paper                            • Earbuds for iPad use

• Box of Tissues                           • Pencils

• (4) Glue Sticks                           • Scissors

• (5) Folders                                 • Assignment pad*

• (1) Blue Jay folder*                    • Index Cards (3 x 5)

• (2) Red Pens                             • Blue or Black erasable pens & Dry erase markers

• (1) Box Crayons or Markers      • (7) Marble notebooks

• (1) Ruler                                    • (2) Highlighter

• (3) Jumbo Book Sox                 • Pencil Case (soft with zipper) * Please no hard pencil boxes 

• Merriam-Webster Spanish – English Dictionary

• Clear contact paper to cover all soft cover workbooks (3 rolls would be advisable)

*Those marked with an asterisk are to be purchased at Saint Dominic School.

2023 Summer Math Assignment

Students will sign in to IXL and either click on Recommendations (which is under Learning), or may go directly to the Diagnostic Arena for a report with IXL skills tailored to their needs. Students may choose to update the Diagnostic Arena to receive more recommendations or may choose to bypass the Diagnostic Arena altogether. 

The only requirement for this summer math assignment is that students must complete a minimum of 4 hours of work on their personal recommendations, based on their grade level.

Please note that this time is based on IXL’s algorithms, and the number of “active minutes” worked may not equal the amount of time someone physically sat down to work. If in doubt, the Analytics tab may be utilized to show students exactly how long they worked. Just remember to set a start date of June 13th, when the 2022-2023 school year officially ended!

SDS math teachers will look over summer IXL work once school starts up again in September. Students who worked on their assignments for the minimum number of hours for their grade will earn a 100 for their first homework assignment of the 2023-2024 school year.