Category: Fourth Grade News
Hello and welcome to 4th Grade! My name is Vanessa Yelenic, and this will be my seventh year at OLP. I feel truly blessed to be able to teach within a Catholic School and have the opportunity to share my faith with the students every day. The Catholic Faith has always been an important part of my life, as well as education. This is why I made the decision to attend Wheeling Jesuit University where I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. I am also certified in West Virginia for grades K to 6.
In my classroom, I promote a positive learning environment. This is a space where we learn, grow, and make memories. Not all children learn the same way. This is why I design my lessons to fit my students’ needs.
“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” ~ Aristotle
4th Grade Summer Reading
During the summer months all incoming fourth grade students are required to complete summer work. In light of the distance learning this past quarter, it is important that students continue to practice and retain content. Each child must read (2) two chapter books. One will be required for all students to read and they will be tested on this book within the first couple weeks of school. Included in this packet is guided reading questions that will need to be completed about the required book. This will be recorded as the first Reading grade for the year.
The required book is The world According to Humphrey by Betty G Birney.
The other book your child will be able to choose(fiction or non-fiction), it should be one that they have not already read. Reading during the summer is to keep the mind sharp during our months off from school. Scholastic website has many great titles, as well as Amazon. There is a list of possible titles your child can choose from if you are needing a recommendation. Your child will complete the attached book report form for the book he/she chooses.
Summer Math Packet
Your student will also complete summer math work. These worksheets are skills that should be reviewed so your child does not fall behind during our first few weeks of school. The worksheets can be found below. Please complete and return on the first day of school in August.
All incoming fourth grade students must have memorized all multiplication facts 1-12. We will be taking assessments covering those facts within the first weeks of school. Practicing them daily will ensure your child’s success in 4th grade.
I ask that you not purchase large notebooks or binders. They do not fit in our desks with all other materials. Also, the items with * next to them are things that are only if you are able to find or purchase during these uncertain times. So please do not feel you must buy these materials. I look forward to our school year together! 🙂
- Seat Sack – for extra materials (large size to fit chairs 17″ or 12″)
- Pencil box (2 1/4″H x 5 5/8″W x 8 1/4″L) or bag (No big boxes or containers)
- 1 boxes of tissues*
- 1 Highlighter
- 1 roll of paper towels*
- 2 packs of loose leaf paper
- Crayons or colored pencils
- 1 glue stick
- 1 bottle of Elmer’s white glue
- 1 container of Clorox wipes*
- 1 bottle hand sanitizer*
- 1 box of Band-aids*
- 3 Spiral Notebooks
- 1 Composition Notebook (Science)
- 5 Two Pocket Folders
- Take Home
- “Keep at School”
- Headphones…..These will move with your child from grade to grade – do not send in a new set if you sent in previous years. Headphones are to be kept in a plastic zip lock bag with child’s name on it. (Ask your child if their headphones still fit or are damaged. No ear buds at this age please)
*Please put child’s name on all supplies except Clorox wipes, tissues and paper towels, Band-aids etc…