Category: Fourth Grade Pages

Teacher Biography

Vanessa Yelenic 4th Grade

Hello Our Lady of Peace family! My name is Vanessa Yelenic, and this will be my sixth 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 laughter as well as discipline. A positive learning environment is crucial for students to thrive and grow.  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



Reading – McGraw-Hill Reading Wonders
English – Loyola Press Voyages in English
Math – McGraw-Hill – My Math
Social Studies – Harcourt Horizons (US History Beginning)
Religion – Family Life – RCL Benziger
Science – Scott Foresman
Spelling – Vocabulary Workshop – Sadlier Oxford – level orange

Summer Reading & Math Work

4th Grade Summer Reading

During the summer months, all incoming 4th grade students are required to read two (2) chapter

books. One will be required for all students to read and students will be tested on this book within the first couple weeks of school. Attached to this page are guided reading questions the students will need to complete on 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.

Your child will be able to choose the other book (Fiction or Non-Fiction), but it should be one that they have not already read. Books read with Mrs. Allman in third grade will not be accepted. Reading during the summer is to keep the mind stimulated during our months off from school. Scholastic website has many great titles. There is also a list of fiction and non-fiction titles on this webpage. A Summer Book  Report Form must be filled out for the chosen book and turned in on the first day of school.


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.

Thank you.

Mrs. Yelenic


4th Grade Supply List

Please do not send tape or staplers. These materials are provided when needed and just add to distractions. Also, do not buy trappers or any other large notebooks or binders. We do not have room for them. Thank you.

  • 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)
  • 2 boxes of tissues
  • Pencils
  • 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
  • Scissors
  • 1 bottle hand sanitizer (8-12 oz size)
  • 3 Spiral Notebooks
    • Math
    • English
    • Writing/Reading
  • 1 Composition Notebook (Science)
  • 5  Two Pocket Folders
    • Homework
    • Take Home
    • Science
    • Religion
    • “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.