Big Elm Elementary Bobcat

200 Tetrick Road

Shinnston, WV 26431


 Fax:  304-592-3255


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"Learning is Magical in 4th Grade!"

Mrs. Powell's 4th Grade Classroom


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Planning Schedule (9:30-10:15am):
Mondays - Music
Tuesdays - Gym
Wednesdays - Library
Thursday - Computer
Friday - Art

Mrs. Powell's Class will need their gym shoes on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays!!

If you would like to donate to our class, the following items are much appreciated.  Thank you for all your help with the donations!:

Germ-X/Hand Sanitizer

Daily Homework (4/25/18):

4th Grade Testing is May 7-10!!

Math: Review Worksheet (1st question is a trick question.  Both division problems will be the same, even though it focuses on the columns and rows).  Review basic multiplication and DIVISION facts DAILY!!!

Reading:  Students should be reading at least 20 minutes a day!   

Spelling/Writing: Study Lesson 23 spelling words.  Test will be TOMORROW!

Social Studies: none

Science: none

ATTENTION GIFTED STUDENTS!!: Gifted is on WEDNESDAYS!  If there is a 2-hr delay, students will still go.  If there is a 3-hr delay, students will NOT go.  

*****Parents-Please check your child's homework folder on a daily basis. Please make sure that when you are signing your child's agenda that they DO have their homework completed and they have studied for a quiz/test. Your signature assures me that your child is ready!!!!!!!!

         What We're Currently Working -  4/23 - 4/27

Lesson 23 Spelling Words (pg 304): poster, secret, whether, author, rocket, bushel, agree, bucket, ticket, declare, chicken, clothing, apron, whiskers, degree, gather, achieve, rather, bracket, machine

challenge: regret, nephew, method, decline, vibrate

*Bonus words will be from the story we are reading or what we are working on throughout the week in another subject. 

Using multiple sources to write informational text and opinion writing.  

Students are working on informational essays and best ways to research/gather information.  

Testing Review


*If possible, students can go on and to practice math problems throughout the year.  

Reading Novel - Woods Runner (we have read up to and including chapter 8).  

Reading Skills - opinion writing, summarizing, prefixes/suffixes/root words study (Greek and Latin prefixes/suffixes)

     Social Studies

Revolutionary War

longitude/latitude Pirate Game -


Life Science Studies

Play Snow

2 cups baking soda

1/2 cup of conditioner

Mix the two together.

Classroom Ice Cream

-2 quart-size recloseable bags 

-light brown sugar

-measuring cups and spoons

-large empty container with strong lide


-rock salt

-vanilla extract

-flavored coffee creamer 

Fill the container 1/2 way with ice.  Add about 6 tablespoons of rock salt to the ice.  Then seal and shake it a few times to mix it up.  Then, in a baggie, put 1/2 a cup of coffee creamer, 1/2 tablespoon of brown sugar, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract (for flavor).  Seal the bag tightly and get out as much of the air as possible.  Put it in another baggie and get the air out again.  Put the bags into the ice container and put the lid on it.  Shake it for 15-20 minutes (might want to do this over a sink because it will "sweat" and leak some).  After 15-20 minutes remove the baggies and open them.  It should look like creamy ice cream at this point.  Enjoy! 

            Health Gym is on Mon., Tues., and Wednesday.


What to watch for… 
  •   Agendas nightly with homework assignments!  Please SIGN the agendas EVERYDAY!!! 




Kiersten G. - 7th

Max M. - 21st


Sites to try:

Other Great Websites:,, (this is the resources/recycling game we played in class),

Important Dates

April 27 - 2hr early dismissal

May 8 - No School (Election Day)

May 18 - 2hr early dismissal

June 11 - Last day for students

June 11 - end of 4th quarter grading period

*Report Cards for the 4th quarter will be mailed to the students.

           Character Traits-By Month                               Student of the Month

               September - Fairness                                            Gracie A.     


               October - Responsibility                                         Kadee K.

         Novemeber/December- Citizenship                             Jack S. 


             January - Trustworthiness                                        Max M.

                   February - Caring                                              Cade H.

               March - Respectfulness                                       Austin M.                                  

                   April - Key Holder                                              Sadie A.      

                 May- Most Improved                                           


                *Leader of the Pack:                                             Jaxson P.