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Class 421



Dear Fabulous Future Fourth Graders:

We will surely be in for an exciting and action packed school year filled with many groovy adventures. You will be working in a high tech educational classroom that is wired for high speed internet use. Instead of desks, you will be sitting at tables set up with neatly configured Apple desktop computers for use throughout the day, depending on the task of the lesson. Our classroom also has a SMARTBOARD and a couple of I-pads. Keep in mind that this all comes with great responsibility for each and every one of you. You will have to help ensure that all high tech materials are correctly taken care of and internet safety and usage rules are carefully abided.

We will be doing a lot of work (on and off the computer), which will hopefully be enjoyable most of the time. We will be taking many terrific trips and doing special projects. You will also continue to participate in reading and writing workshops, book clubs and so much more.

Please note, our class has its own website, where I will post important information, future assignments, reading lists and much more.

Every good worker though needs to be prepared. Part of being prepared is to do all of your assignments. The other part is to be responsible and have all of your supplies in school everyday and replace them when needed. Like an artist who requires a paintbrush and imagination, you too, need the right tools to accomplish what is required. The following is a list of supplies that you should have in school when you return in the fall: • THE MOST IMPORTANT SUPPLY YOU WILL NEED IS A USB DRIVE FOR YOU TO STORE YOUR WORK ON AND BRING BACK AND FORTH TO SCHOOL. YOU WILL ALSO HAVE A SCHOOL GOOGLE FOR EDUCATION DOCUMENTS ACCOUNT SET UP FOR YOU TO WORK ON. YOU WILL GET YOUR LOGIN INFORMATION IN SEPTEMBER. It is the same one you had last year in third grade.

• You are strongly urged to practice your typing skills this summer. Most of your assignments will be done on the computer and the faster you type, the quicker your work can be completed.

1. Eight black and white marble notebooks. Please label as follows:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Math
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Gym Journal
  • 2 blank notebooks

**Please put name and class on each as well.

2. Seven pocket folders (pockets on bottom, not on side)

  • Homework
  • Classwork
  • Writing
  • Test Folder
  • Science
  • 2 blank folders

**Please put name and class on each as well.

3. Three packages of already sharpened pencils (they come in a box sharpened) **no mechanical pencils or pencil sharpeners please

4. One pack of pens (black or blue)

5. One box of colored pencils

6. Several packs of lined post its

7. Two reams of copy paper

8. Two rolls of paper towels

9. Two boxes of tissues

10. One bottle of hand soap and Two hand sanitizers

11. One ruler

12. One small protractor

13. Two packages of thick dry erase markers (expo brand work the best)

14. A package of colored sharpies

15. Two packs of loose leaf paper

16. $6.00 for Raz Kids or other Scholastic paper

17. 1 package of 4x6 index cards

18. A USB for writing

19. 2 tubs of Lysol antibacterial cleaning wipes (to wash down desks)

20. Ear buds (students must have ear buds in order to use laptops)

21. 2 Gallon size ziplock baggies (boys only)

22. 1 sandwich size ziplock baggies (girls only)

If you wish to contact me during the summer, I can be reached at See you in September!