Mr. Payson’s Fourth Grade Class

Notes from Mr. Payson    April 24th, 2018

We’ve got a very exciting fourth quarter lined up.  In science, we will be studying animal habitats and adaptation.  I’ve ordered the roly-poly bugs already!  In Literacy, in collaboration with Mr. Garner and the 5th Grade, we will be studying, rehearsing and putting on a 30-minute version of Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream.  We are mounting this production in partnership with the professional theater group Northern Stage, and it will culminate in our live performance at Northern Stage Theater in White River Junction on Friday, May 25th at 6:00 PM.  Please mark the date!

Please remember that the most important homework is reading at least 20 minutes a day, five days a week.  Readers are expected to fill out a book ticket (or book storyboard)  for every book, whether finished or not.  A completed book ticket or book storyboard is expected every two weeks.  It is the student’s responsibility to keep a blank book ticket in their homework folder.

This week’s spelling list is based on theatrical vocabulary, which should come in handy as we work on Midsummer Night’s Dream.  Please take some time to go over the words with your child.

Thanks for reading.

All best, Mr. Payson

4th grade Spelling List 4-25-18

Fourth Grade Book Ticket

Fourth Grade Book Storyboard