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Betsy Marsee
Vivian Puse
Veronica Lambert-Foster
Danielle Newton
Megan Wilder

The Fourth Grade teachers would like to send you a huge welcome! We know that this will be an exciting and rewarding year for all of us. Fourth Grade is challenging and builds on everything learned in the Third Grade in order to prepare for the Fifth Grade. We encourage students to work to their fullest potential as we teach them to become more independent.

As in all schools in the state of Virginia, the Fourth Graders at North Elementary will take a Reading and Math Standard of Learning test in May. In addition, they will be tested in Fifth Grade on the Standards taught in writing and science. In order to prepare for these challenges the following programs and events are put into place!

  • Accelerated Reading- All students will be given a set number of points to earn each nine weeks through daily reading. These points are based on their own reading level as determined by their Z.P.D. Each student will work to earn their points while keeping their percent correct average above 85%. “AR” counts as 25% of each students Language Arts grade. It is so important that children develop a love for reading. It is hoped by using the AR program students will be challenged to read increasing their reading skills.
  • Novel Based reading lessons.
  • Before School Tutoring
  • Computer Labs
  • Interactive Achievement Testing- This testing is done after each 9-week. It helps us to find areas that need to be retaught.
  • Interactive Note Taking
  • Each student participates in becoming a published author. Either independently or collectively.
  • A Science Fair or Science/Math Day is held yearly.
  • Students have the opportunity to participate in fundraisers and classroom projects.
  • Gingerbread houses, Pie Tasting, Pancake Breakfast for Christmas, AR Reward Hats, Science Experiments, Design Websites, Creative Videos, Penpals
  • A yearly Field Trip
  • Hands-On Experiences

These are only a few examples of the things that children will experience at North in the Fourth Grade! We are excited about working with parents and students so that our school and community thrive!


Book Bag (no rolling bags for safety reasons)
4 - Three Subject Notebooks (wide ruled)
1 - One Subject Notebooks (wide ruled)
1 packs of Wide Ruled Notebook Paper (will be collected by the teacher)
1 School Box (plastic- to hold desk items other than writing utensils)
60--#2 Pencils (no mechanical pencils, please)
1 Box of Cap Erasers
1 Box of 24 count Crayons
2 boxes of crayons (no more than 24)
1 Box Colored Pencils
Markers (optional)
2 Red Ink Pens
6 Jumbo Glue Sticks
1 Bottle of Liquid Glue (will be collected by the teacher)
6 Highlighters
2 Pair of Scissors
3 Boxes of Tissues
1 Folder with Three Holes
1 Folder of your choice with pockets
** $1.00 for Red Communication Folder to be purchased at school
GIRLS:1 box of ziptop sandwich bags and 1 pack of lined index cards
BOYS: 1 large bottle of hand sanitizer (12 oz or greater)and 1 pack of Expo erasable markers