I am sending out a summer letter to all of you today. In it you will find a list of helpful items you can bring with you as well as a request for you to think about your favorite book. A copy of the letter is posted below.
August 21, 2010
Dear (your name),
Welcome to fourth grade. I am really looking forward to seeing you. It is hard to believe that summer is almost over and school will be starting very soon, on Tuesday, September 7th. I hope you are having a wonderful and relaxing summer! In addition to all your summer activities, I hope you have also been enjoying reading books. I have certainly loved having the extra time to read books. This year promises to be filled with the excitement of learning new things and in the process; we will be having lots of fun.
Sometime during the first weeks of school, we will all be sharing with the class a favorite book. Please be thinking about it and more specifically, what makes it your favorite. You can bring the book into school the first week of class or if you don’t have the book anymore, just write down the title and name of the author. I can’t wait to hear all about your favorite book!
You probably have been chomping at the bit to go school shopping for supplies, but, then again, maybe not! While nothing is required, if you would like to bring supplies, these items would be useful. My one special request is that you DON’T bring a pencil sharpener to school!
Two-pocket folder for homework
Packet of post-it notes
Dry erase marker (black preferred)
Box of tissues to share with your classmates
Hand sanitizer to share with your classmates
We will have time for snack so please make sure to bring a healthy snack each day. It is also important to keep yourself hydrated therefore I encourage you to bring a water bottle to school daily.
There is one other thing you will want to bring to school with you on your first day back. Please bring your curiosity, enthusiasm, and model behavior with you! We will work hard, learn a lot, and have fun in fourth grade, so relax for the rest of the summer! I look forward to seeing you real soon.
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Your new teacher,
Mrs. K. Dawson