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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

Daily Homework:


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.  




Social Studies


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

Lesson      Spelling Words (pg       ): 


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

Letters to Celebrities 

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

math projects, reviewing skills, 5th grade math prep


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

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 -


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


-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!!! 




Chloe - May 23rd

Cade H. - July 7 


Sites to try:

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

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.