General Announcements for the 4th grade

Welcome in-coming 4th graders and parents. Explore the links on the left, especially the Transition to 4th Grade link, Compilation of Back to School Articles for Parents link, the Tips for a Successful Fourth Grade link, Critical Thinking/Higher Order Thinking Skills link, and the Math link to work on your Math Facts (addition, subtraction, multiplication up to 12).

Waldron Mercy Academy Parent and Student Handbook 2015-2016. Please fill out and return the last two pages after reading the handbook.

Photo Release form.
Transportation options.

Did you know that every 4th grader and their families are invited to visit any of the National Parks for free? http://www.nationalparks.org/ook/ekiap-signup Now you do!











Language Arts


Social Studies

Don't Forget

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Language Arts



Social Studies

Don't Forget

Mrs. Guarini - Math and Religion

Each student entering fourth grade is asked to practice your math skills by working in either your math packet or a math skills book (You may purchase one from www.summerskills.com or you may purchase one at any bookstore.)  Bring the packet or book with you on the first day of school, and I will give you credit for your summer work! If you work online, bring in some of the certificates/awards you earned.  Also, keep practicing your math facts and times tables.  

But, even more important:
Play outside - bike, swim, shoot baskets - whatever is fun for you!
Read a book you want to read.
Go outside on a beautiful warm night and look at the stars, catch some lightning bugs, listen to the sounds of the night.
Make a great s'more.
Watch the fireworks.
Jump some waves and build something in the sand.
Run around in the rain (no lightning, though).
Play on a playground - swing on the swings, climb like a monkey, slide down every slide.
Eat your lunch outside.
Experience nature - walk in a creek, watch some ants, listen to the birds, study the clouds.

Make something.
Challenge yourself.

Try something new.
Do a good deed and don't tell anyone.
Invite a friend over to play.

Play a board game like checkers, Chinese checkers, or chess.
Put together a jigsaw puzzle.
Visit the public library - borrow books, browse DVDs, page through magazines that interest you, check out their special programs.
Help cook a meal, make dessert for everyone, make lemonade or iced tea.
Talk with someone older or younger than you.

Make a new friend.
Feel the sun on your face.
Smell the cut grass and the flowers.
Dance in the sprinkler.
Blow bubbles.
Roll down a hill.
Fly a kite on the beach.
Have a "lazy day" that has nothing scheduled.

Better still, grab a parent and have him/her do these with you, so they can enjoy summer too!

Have a great time! See you in September!

Ms. McDugall - Language Arts

4th Grade Summer 2015 Reading List

Please select two (2) of the following titles to read over the summer (downloadable document) Download the reading assignment:

§Abel’s Island – William Steig                                

§Beezus and Ramona – Beverly Cleary

§Bud, Not Buddy – Cristopher Paul Curtis

§Bull Run – Paul Fleischman

§Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library – Chris Gabbenstein

§Everything on a Waffle – Polly Horvath

§Gone Away Lake – Elizabeth Enright

§Homesick – Jean Fritz

§Hope was Here – Joan Bauer

§Keeping Score – Linda Sue Park

§Lunch Money – Andrew Clements

§No More Magic  - Avi   

§Prairie Songs – Pam Conrad                    

§Phoebe the Spy – Judith Griffin                                                  

§Shades of Gray – Carolyn Reeder

§Shoeshine Girl – Clyde Robert Bulla        

§A Single Shard – Linda Sue Park

§Sounder – William Armstrong                  

§Summer Ball – Mike Lupica                                 

§Superfudge – Judy Bloom

§The Castle in the Attic – Elizabeth Winthrop

§The Great Brain – John D. Fitzgerald

§The Secret to Freedom – Marcia Vaughn

§The Tale of Despereaux – Kate DiCamillo

§Trumpet of the Swan – E.B. White

§A Year Down Yonder – Richard Peck


Mr. Sheng's Science and Social Studies Class
Welcome to all incoming 4th graders! Work on your organization, accepting more responsibilities, and thinking critically. To get a leg up, work on your basic facts, work on your keyboarding skills, and read for fun. These will all help make 4th grade easier and save you more time for fun and free time.

WATCH: Here's the trailer for the new Cubby video. The Cubby video will be released soon.

Parents, if a student (and you) are struggling with getting an assignment done for my classes, whether it be content area or because of technology, please send me a note in the homework notebook or email and move on. We'll figure it out the next day.

Ongoing Science and Social Studies Tests and Projects:

Online Science Lab Book wiki here. How to videos here

Science - 
When preparing for Science tests, use your textbook, copybook notes (including your lab notes), study guide, outlines, handouts, Brainpops, flash cards and/or www.flashcardmachine.com. Study a little bit each day, as soon, as the test is announced. Refer to the Study Skills sheet in your copybook for additional tips as well.


Social Studies - 
When preparing for Social Studies tests, use your textbook, workbook, copybook notes, study guide, outlines, lesson review answers, quizzes, flash cards and/or www.flashcardmachine.com. Study a little bit each day, as soon, as the test is announced. Refer to the Study Skills sheet in your copybook for additional tips as well.

State and Territory Project due dates:




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One-Time Class Activation Code: HKTD2


Fourth Grade's Art Page

Music - Please click on the word Music to go to the Music Homework page.  Thank you.