### Welcome to 4th Grade!

We are looking forward to meeting and working with you and your child next year. We would like to share valuable information with you so that the transition to fourth grade will be smooth!

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1.    Have your child read something everyday.  Read from a variety of materials and genres (ie: newspapers, magazines, fiction, non-fiction).  Reading for as little as 30 minutes a day will help your child maintain his/her reading level.  Weaverville Public Library and area bookstores are hosting summer reading programs with activities and prizes.  These are worth checking out. We have also included below a summer reading list so that you can help your child stay on target with their reading throughout the summer months.

2.    Your child will also be required to be proficient with their multiplication facts for 4th grade. Being proficient means that they need to be able to figure out their facts quickly and correctly. They are responsible for knowing their facts through the 12s. Practicing multiplication tables and simple division problems with flash cards (that can be bought for a dollar) and quick games can be instigated at any time.  Online games and writing them are also great ways to help your child become quicker with their facts.  Please have them practice a few minutes each day. A copy of the multiplication tables is listed below for your convenience. You can even create your own cards! Make it fun!

In fourth grade your child will have responsibilities designed to further their independence.  Your child will be expected to:
1.    Complete classwork on a timely basis. Organization is key, at home as well as at school!
2.    Complete homework daily.
3.    Turn in homework, notes, etc.
4.    Pack/unpack their own backpacks.  Maintain order in their cubbies and in their desks.
5.    Write daily assignments and important notes in their planner.

Thank you for supporting your child's growth as he/she enters a new school year.  As we work together, our children will be successful!

 1 x 1  = 1 2 x 1  = 2 3 x 1  = 3 4 x 1  = 4 5 x 1  = 5 6 x 1  = 6 7 x 1  = 7 8 x 1  = 8 9 x 1  = 9 10 x 1  = 10 11 x 1  = 11 12 x 1  = 12
 1 x 2  = 2 2 x 2  = 4 3 x 2  = 6 4 x 2  = 8 5 x 2  = 10 6 x 2  = 12 7 x 2  = 14 8 x 2  = 16 9 x 2  = 18 10 x 2  = 20 11 x 2  = 22 12 x 2  = 24
 1 x 3  = 3 2 x 3  = 6 3 x 3  = 9 4 x 3  = 12 5 x 3  = 15 6 x 3  = 18 7 x 3  = 21 8 x 3  = 24 9 x 3  = 27 10 x 3  = 30 11 x 3  = 33 12 x 3  = 36
 1 x 4  = 4 2 x 4  = 8 3 x 4  = 12 4 x 4  = 16 5 x 4  = 20 6 x 4  = 24 7 x 4  = 28 8 x 4  = 32 9 x 4  = 36 10 x 4  = 40 11 x 4  = 44 12 x 4  = 48
 1 x 5  = 5 2 x 5  = 10 3 x 5  = 15 4 x 5  = 20 5 x 5  = 25 6 x 5  = 30 7 x 5  = 35 8 x 5  = 40 9 x 5  = 45 10 x 5  = 50 11 x 5  = 55 12 x 5  = 60
 1 x 6  = 6 2 x 6  = 12 3 x 6  = 18 4 x 6  = 24 5 x 6  = 30 6 x 6  = 36 7 x 6  = 42 8 x 6  = 48 9 x 6  = 54 10 x 6  = 60 11 x 6  = 66 12 x 6  = 72
 1 x 7  = 7 2 x 7  = 14 3 x 7  = 21 4 x 7  = 28 5 x 7  = 35 6 x 7  = 42 7 x 7  = 49 8 x 7  = 56 9 x 7  = 63 10 x 7  = 70 11 x 7  = 77 12 x 7  = 84
 1 x 8  = 8 2 x 8  = 16 3 x 8  = 24 4 x 8  = 32 5 x 8  = 40 6 x 8  = 48 7 x 8  = 56 8 x 8  = 64 9 x 8  = 72 10 x 8  = 80 11 x 8  = 88 12 x 8  = 96
 1 x 9  = 9 2 x 9  = 18 3 x 9  = 27 4 x 9  = 36 5 x 9  = 45 6 x 9  = 54 7 x 9  = 63 8 x 9  = 72 9 x 9  = 81 10 x 9  = 90 11 x 9  = 99 12 x 9  = 108
 1 x 10  = 10 2 x 10  = 20 3 x 10  = 30 4 x 10  = 40 5 x 10  = 50 6 x 10  = 60 7 x 10  = 70 8 x 10  = 80 9 x 10  = 90 10 x 10  = 100 11 x 10  = 110 12 x 10  = 120
 1 x 11  = 11 2 x 11  = 22 3 x 11  = 33 4 x 11  = 44 5 x 11  = 55 6 x 11  = 66 7 x 11  = 77 8 x 11  = 88 9 x 11  = 99 10 x 11  = 110 11 x 11  = 121 12 x 11  = 132
 1 x 12  = 12 2 x 12  = 24 3 x 12  = 36 4 x 12  = 48 5 x 12  = 60 6 x 12  = 72 7 x 12  = 84 8 x 12  = 96 9 x 12  = 108 10 x 12  = 120 11 x 12  = 132 12 x 12  = 144

Summer Reading Recommendations
(you may also navigate to a more extensive listing on our home page)

Awesome Authors                                    Pleasing Poetry
Leo Lionni                                               Jack Prelutsky
Cynthia Rylant                                         Jane Yolen
Patricia Polacco                                       Shel Silverstein
Mem Fox
Robert Munsch                                        No Nonsense Non-fiction
Matt Christopher                                      Gail Gibbons
Seymour Simon
Classic Characters                                   Joanna Cole
Clifford                                                    Jim Arnosky
Curious George                                        Eyewitness
Ramona Quimby
Junie B. Jones                                         Historical Heroes
Judy Moody                                             Helen Keller
Horrible Harry                                          Harriett Tubman
Jigsaw Jones                                            Abraham Lincoln
Nate the Great

Sensational Series                                     Wonderful Web Sites
Boxcar Children                                         NC Wise Owl
Magic Tree House                                      Library of Congress
Magic School Bus                                      The US Mint
Horrible Harry
Little Bill                                                    Super Search Engines
Hardy Boys                                                www.yahooligans.com
Nancy Drew                                               www.google.com
Little House

Classics to Consider                                     Topics
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory                 Rocks and Minerals
Charlotte's Webb                                          Local History and Gov.
Bunnicula                                                     Using Recipes
The Borrowers
Superfudge