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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!:

Sandwich 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 5/14/19:

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:  None 

Reading: none

Spelling:  Study Lesson 29 spelling words.  Test will be on Thursday, May 16th.   Link to spell city to study words online:

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 -  5/13 - 5/17

(Test 5/16/19) Lesson 29 Spelling Words: half, comb, mortgage, honor, fasten, kneel, wreath, calm, answer, handsome, wrinkle, listen, fetch, yolk, climb, honest, knuckle, plumber, limb, folktale

challenge: tomb, glisten, design, hasten, wrestle

Spelling City Link to study words online:

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


Informational writing and Persuasive Writing and adding important details to the writing. 


Fractions and review of all skills up to this point.                            
Study Basic Multiplication Facts Daily!!

Reading- weekly stories for skill review  

Reading Skills - Primary/Secondary Resources.

     Social Studies

Causes of Revolutionary War

longitude/latitude Pirate Game -


Life Science - Life cycles and ecosystems


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



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




Briazjah - 20th

Eli P. - 29th


Chase - 2nd

Cameron - 11th

Alex G. - 16th


Haven -8th

Jackson - 23rd

Dealand - 31st


Sites to try:

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

Important Dates

May 6 - 10th - Testing Week for 4th and 5th Grade

May 24th - Pool Day for Grades 3-5

May 27th - Memorial Day/NO SCHOOL


*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                                          Dakota D.

                   February - Caring                                                Jackson R.

               March - Respectfulness                                             Izzy F.   


                   April - Key Holder                                               Addison R.

                 May- Most Improved                                            Cameron H.


                *Leader of the Pack: