4th Grade

The focus of third grade is the motto, “I can do it myself.”  Third grade is about trying to complete assignments and tasks independently.  As readers for two full years, students are encouraged to find enjoyment from books.  The third grade math year centers on a review of addition and subtraction and begins the journey through the multiplication tables.  Third graders begin creative writing with details and descriptions becoming key in sentences and paragraphs.


  • 2 – Large Boxes of Kleenex (200 ct.)
  • 1 – 1” View Binder (no zipper binders)
  • 1 – Pkg. 5 Binder Dividers
  • 2 – Pkg. Wide Rule Notebook Paper
  • 2 – Reams of Copier Paper
  • 1  – 12” Ruler/Metric Measurements
  • 2 – Pink Erasers
  • 2 –  Containers of Disinfectant Wipes
  • 1 – School Bag/Backpack (no Wheels)


  • 1 – Box (24 ct.) Crayons
  • 1 – Box of Colored Pencils/ 12 Count
  • 2 – Glue Sticks
  • 8 – Markers (Basic Colors)
  • 1 – Bottle of Glue
  • 1 – Pair of Scissors (Pointed)
  • Recess
  • Physical Fitness
  • Music
  • Spanish
  • Library
  • Art
  • Chapel

Choir and Pee-wee Basketball is available to those who want to join. We take field trips to Leaman’s Green Apple Barn, Johnson’s Pumpkin Patch, Baby Acres, and Bay City State Park.

  • 12 – #12 Pencils – Sharpened
  • 1 – Large (basic) Pink Eraser
  • 4 – Glue Sticks
  • 1 – 8 oz Bottle of Elmer’s Glue
  • 1 – Box (24 ct.) Crayons
  • 1 – Ream of Copier Paper
  • 1 – Pocket Folder
  • 2 – Spiral Notebook Paper
  • 1 – Pair of Student Scissors (Pointed)
  • 1 – Box Washable markers / 10 count Classic Colors
  • 1 – Box Colored Pencils / 12 count
  • 1 – 35 ct. Disinfecting Wipes
  • 1 – Plastic Shoebox w/ Lid
  • 1 – School Bag / Backpack to fit in locker.
      Note: Wheeled book bags do not fit in lockers.
  • Headphones or earbuds to be left at school
  • Gym shoes to be left at school
  • Sweater or Sweatshirt to leave at school

Gym shoes to be left at school
Headphones to be left at school
Sweater/Sweatshirt to leave at school
Bible (ESV)

Put Names on ALL Student Items


Max Wood

4th Grade Teacher

I feel it is important to form relationships with your students. Find out their interests, what they like to read about, their favorite games, who is in their family, and more. Once they see you care about them, they will care more, they will be engaged in the lesson, they will have more fun knowing that you care and that this classroom is a safe place to learn.

I use a variety of teaching methods depending on the lesson. Her classes have been to the Capital Building and The Michigan Museum. Visits to the Bay City Historical Museum, have enjoyed the River of Time, Thumb Octagon Barn Agricultural Museum, Bay Veterinarian Clinic and to the Good Samaritan House.

I want to get my students interested in reading and hopefully change their interests into the love of reading. I feel I can do this by showing them, my love to read.  I also use the Daily 5 structure to encourage and build independent readers.  It is important to get to know your students, their interests and setting them up for success.

One thing that I do is when I teach I move. We are moving from the carpet to desks, to standing and more. My students do work in several different ways; with partners, independently, and in groups where they can learn to interact and learn how to learn in different situations.  I also love to pray with my students.

One of my favorite lessons I love to teach are reading games. I also have a secret love of teaching science and using interactive notebooks and hands on lab activities. I love teaching these lessons/games because I can be more creative and my students see me excited.

I believe learning can be fun. I think it is important for the teacher to adapt to the needs of his/her students. Finding out what works and doesn’t work for the group of students is important, because with each new school year brings a different set of students.

Jesus is the best role model for a teacher. Jesus formed relationships and he loved. Forming relationships with your students and love them is important.