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200 Tetrick Road

Shinnston, WV 26431

304-326-7280

 Fax:  304-592-3255

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"Learning is Magical in 4th Grade!"

Mrs. Powell's 4th Grade Classroom

2017-2018

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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:

ALL HOMEWORK IS FINISHED FOR THE YEAR!  

Remember to keep reading for at least 20 minutes a day this summer and to review multiplication and division facts daily to help prevent against any summer learning loss.  

Math: 

Reading:   

Spelling/Writing

Social Studies

Science


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 -  5/29 - 6/8
 
   Spelling

Lesson      Spelling Words (pg       ): 



challenge: 



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

Letters to Celebrities 


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

    Math 
math projects, reviewing skills, 5th grade math prep

*STUDY MULTIPLICATION DAILY!!!  

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

Reading Novel - The Secret Soldier and And Then What Happened, Paul Revere?   



Reading Skills - Review of all skills throughout the year

     Social Studies

Finishing "Revolutionary War" studies, WV History



longitude/latitude Pirate Game - http://www.abcya.com/latitude_and_longitude_practice.htm


           Science

Life Science Studies (ecosystems and projects with creating ecosystems), STEAM projects


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

-ice

-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!!! 

   










BIRTHDAYS

May/July


Chloe - May 23rd


Cade H. - July 7 




 

Sites to try:  
gamequarium.combrainpop.com
enchantedlearning.com  
ezschool.com     factmonster.com
50states.com
coolmath4kids.com
getsmarter.org   
Multiplication.com 
hoodamath.commobymax.comixl.com

Other Great Websites: abcya.com, khanacademy.com, https://illuminations.nctm.org/http://interactivesites.weebly.com/

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/www.Kizi.comhttp://sciencenetlinks.com/interactives/powerup.html (this is the resources/recycling game we played in class), https://www.mathplayground.com/http://www.arcademics.com/





Important Dates



May 31 - 4th Grade Field Day

June 7 - Grades 3, 4, and 5 Pool Day

June 11 - Last day for students

*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                                            Chesnea B.

      


                *Leader of the Pack:                                             Jaxson P.