Mr. Payson’s Fourth Grade Class

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Useful Files  (click on green text to print):

4th grade Spelling List 2-20-19

4th Grade Spelling List 2-13-19

4th Grade Spelling List 2-6-19

4th Grade Spelling List 1-30-19

4th Grade Spelling List 1-23-19

4th Grade Spelling List 1-17-19

4th Grade Spelling List 1-7-19

4th Grade Spelling List 12-13-18

4th Grade Spelling List 12-6-18


4th grade Spelling List 11-15-18

4th grade Spelling List 11-7-18

TCS Halloween

4th grade Spelling List 10-31-18

4th grade Spelling List 10-24-18

4th Grade Spelling List 10-17-18

4th Grade Spelling List 10-10-18

4th Grade Parent-Teacher Meetings, 11-12-18

4th Grade Weekly Timetable

4th Grade Book Ticket

4th Grade Book Storyboard

4th Grade Class Charter

Homework Expectations

By far, the most important homework in 4th Grade is independent reading.  Students are expected to read for at least 20 minutes a day, five days a week (but more is great, of course!).  Students are also expected to keep a Reading Journal made up of individual Book Tickets or Book Storyboards.  A Book Ticket is a summary of what they are reading every two weeks (or when they finish reading a book, whichever comes first).  If a book takes longer than two weeks to read, then students will summarize up to the point they’ve read.   There will usually be a page of daily math homework, and sometimes projects (such as science) that will require some home study.  In general, students should not expect to spend more than 30-40 minutes on homework on a given day, reading included.

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