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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
Gallon ziplock bags

If you would like to use the "Remind" app and haven't signed up yet, please let me know and I will send home the information.  Thank you! 

Daily Homework 11/14/18:

SCHOLASTIC BOOK ORDER is due on Tuesday, Nov. 27!  Our online class code (for online orders) is K2BB8 - If you want these to be a Christmas gift, let me know and I will call when the books arrive so no one peeks. :-) 

In addition to any daily homework, it is important for students to read for at least 20 minutes a day to increase reading comprehension and vocabulary.

Math:   Worksheet on area model for 2 digit by 2 digit multiplication and review.

Reading: none 

Spelling:  Begin studying Thanksgiving spelling words next week (NOT lesson 12).  

Writing:  none

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 anys quizzes/tests. Your signature assures me that your child is ready.  Students will recieve a bobcat stamp each day for a signed agenda.

         What We're Currently Working -  11/12 - 11/16

THANKSGIVING Words turkey, Thanksgiving, fork, hungry, table, napkin, corn, beans, cornucopia, food, blessing, thanks, family, bread, dressing, feast, holiday, Thursday, stuffing, cranberries

challenge: NONE this week

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

Charlotte's Web Vocabulary
injustice - unfair act
promptly - quickly done
occupation - a person's job
stealthily - sneakily
cunning - craftiness or sly
inheritance - quality passed down from parents
anaesthetic - substance that causes a loss of feeling
envy - longing to possess something
ramble - to talk in an aimless manner
boasting - to speak of with excessive pride or vanity
gullible - easily deceived
descended - to move down from a higher place
solemnly - seriously
instincts - natural tendencies
sternly - firmly
monotonous - lacking in variety
reputation - how people think of you
listless - showing little or no interest in anything
humble - not proud 
magnum opus - greatest work. an artist's masterpiece
unique - special or different from others
desolation - devastation 
devoted - very loyal

Narrative writing (Fall stories) and beginning informational writing


Area and Perimeter review and area model practice with 2 digit by 2 digit numbers.                             

Study Basic Multiplication Facts Daily!!

Reading Novel - Sing Down the Moon

Reading Skills - Figurative Language

     Social Studies

Native American Studies and projects

longitude/latitude Pirate Game -


Earth Science


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

We made heart models on 10/4/2018.  The link to the webpage to make these at home is listed below.



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




Kaylin G. - 17th

Maylee B. - 18th


Sites to try:

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

Important Dates

November 6th- Election Day/NO SCHOOL

November 12th - Veteran's Day Observed/NO SCHOOL

November 16th - Progess reports go home

November 19 - 23 - Thanksgiving Break/NO SCHOOL

December 3rd - 2-hour early dismissal (Curriculum Development)

December 21st - 2-hr Early Dismissal (Faculty Senate)

December 21st - End of 2nd 9 weeks for grades K-8

December 24 - January 1st - Winter Break/NO SCHOOL

January 2nd - CE day for Teachers/NO SCHOOL STUDENTS

January 10th - Report cards go home for grades K-12

January 21st - Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday/NO SCHOOL

January 24th - 2-hr DELAY (Curriculum Development)

February 8th - Progress reports go home

February 14th - 2-hr DELAY (Faculty Senate)

February 18th - OS DAY (1st snow day conversion to instructional day)

March 4th - Parent/Teacher Conferences and 3-hr DELAY for students

March 15th - End of 3rd 9 weeks for grades K-8

March 22nd - Report Cards go home for grades K-8

March 22nd - 2-hr DELAY (Curriculum Development)

April 12th - 2-hr early dismissal (Faculty Senate)

April 15-19th - Spring Break/NO SCHOOL

April 26th - Progress reports go home

May 24th - Tentative Last day for Students

May 24th - Tentative End of 4th 9 weeks for grades K-8.

May 27th - Memorial Day/NO SCHOOL

May 28 - June 3: OS DAYS (2nd - 6th  Snow Day Conversion to Instructional Day)

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

           Character Traits-By Month                               Student of the Month

               September - Fairness                                                 Ayla G.


               October - Responsibility                                           Peyton H.

         Novemeber/December- Citizenship                                  Eli H.


             January - Trustworthiness                                          

                   February - Caring                                                

               March - Respectfulness                                          


                   April - Key Holder                                                     

                 May- Most Improved                                            


                *Leader of the Pack: