Smiling girl in pink shirt in a classroom

Kids are starting the halfway point in grade 4, marking this back to school event as a big event in their lives. For the rest of your children entering different grades, use this master checklist for all your shopping needs.

The new curriculum under the Government of British Columbia focuses on core learnings around communication, strategic and creative thinking and personal and social competency. Grade 4 students could see a distinct transition from grades 3 to 4, where the learning tools shift more to needs for homework, assignments, reports, language education and analytical and creative thinking skills.

Writing Supplies

#2 pencils

Coloured pencils




Pencil sharpeners

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Arts and Crafts

Washable markers

Glue sticks

Scissors (metal blade)

Taking Neat Notes


Notebook paper

Wide spiral notebooks

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Report covers (with prongs)

Pocket folders


Backpacks and Essentials

Backpacks (tip: tag your child’s name inside)

Box of tissues

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Grade 4 marks a big step to the intermediate grades, so celebrate this back to school milestone in your child’s life. They’re onto the next big step in their lives, maturing and growing as students ready to take on the world. For your younger ones, this master supplies list will help get them stocked up as well.

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