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Classroom Donations


#2 pencils (Dixon or Ticonderoga)

hand-held pencil sharpeners

paper towels

glue sticks

Scotch tape



black Sharpies

notebook paper (lined, 3-hole punched, white)

tempera paint(washable, any color)

google eyes (any size)

pipe cleaners (green/red/brown/ other colors)

paper plates (store brand, 9")

wipes (Clorox, Lysol)

Zip bags (sandwich, gallon sizes)

age-appropriate books and magazines (new or gently used)

National Geographic magazines

fabric scraps



Please note that OUSD has new procedures for adults wishing to volunteer.  Call the school office for more information.

-Thursday Envelopes

-Arts Attack Assistant

-Xeroxing, Pencil Sharpening

-Read with Students

-Field Trip Chaperones


"If you want to be successful in 4th grade, it's important to be organized, learn how to use your planner, and don't try to make up excuses for missing work."

--a former 4th grader

Planners and Homework

Dear Parents and Families,

Welcome to 4th grade!  As you are getting ready for the 2013-14 school year please take a moment to review the supply list located at the lower right.  When school begins on August 20, 2013 students will receive a planner.  This is an important time management and organization tool for your student. The planner is supplied by OUSD for every student from 4th through 12th grade.

Students in 4th grade are to keep the planner in their binders. Your student will have homework Monday through Thursday.  Please sign your student's planner every Thursday.  As you look through your child's planner please note any red-circled assignments.  This is an indication that an assignment was not turned in on time or complete.

The planner also is a great communication tool for parents and teachers. Feel free to write comments or concerns directly in the planner and we will respond that very same day.  We look forward to seeing you and your student on the first day of school!


The Fourth Grade Teachers

Keep Sharp!


Spend time everyday memorizing your 0-12 multiplication and division facts.  Review borrowing, carrying, regrouping of multi-digit addition and subtraction problems.


Language Arts

Read everyday!   Vary the genre and format:  e-books, fiction, non-fiction, biographies, mysteries, how-to books, magazines, humor, comics, newspapers, and more.  Keep a list of book titles so that you can take the Reading Counts quizzes when you return to school. 

Find over 40,000 Reading Counts titles at your fingertips by visiting Scholastic Reading Counts. Search by title, genre, subject, grade, and Lexile at .

This year 4th graders will be reading such great titles as Island of the Blue Dolphins, Patty Reed's Doll, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, Tales of Despereaux, Because of Winn-Dixie, Tiger Rising, Walk Two Moons, and more!

Write everyday!  Keep a journal, write letters, send postcards, create a recipe, write poetry and lyrics, create your own comic strip or book, write a multi-chapter story, be creative!


San Diego & Points Nearby

Visit a California MIssion

Star of India

Rancho Buena Vista Adobe

Rancho Carrillo

Cabrillo National Monument

San Diego Presidio

Old Town San Diego

Serra Musuem

Balboa Park

San Diego History Museum

Bowers Museum


Sacramento & Points Beyond

State Capitol

State Indian Museum

Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park

Sutter's Fort

Sutter's Mill

Mono Lake

Donnor Pass Museum

School Supplies

pencil pouch
#2 pencils
small encased sharpener
2 erasers
1-1/2 inch binder

5-tab index dividers or folders



ruler (centimeters and inches)

colored pencils
composition book

3 book covers (jumbo size)
yellow highlighter