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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
Black Dry Erase Markers

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 9/19/18:

Popcorn will start this Friday (9/21)

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: Bring a book to read when finished with testing for the next three days!

Spelling:  Begin studying for Lesson 5 spelling test.  Test will be on Thursday, September 27.  There will be NO test given on September 20th because of testing for 4th grade.


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 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 -  9/17 - 9/28

Lesson 5 Spelling Words (pg 54): wait, weight, heard, herd, days, daze, heel, heal, peak, peek, sent, cent, scent, feet, feat, vain, vane, vein, miner, minor

challenge: raise, raze, rays, principal, principle

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

strong paragraphs to beginning narrative writing (Fall stories)


Basic Ten Understranding: place values, rounding, reading and writing numbers in standard, word form, and expanded form, and larger numbers addition/subtraction.                                     

Study Basic Multiplication Facts Daily!!

Reading Novel - starting Earthquake Terror  

Reading Skills - Story Elements (mainly Plot and developing a summary using plot elements)

     Social Studies

Reading Maps, Mapping Skills, and Longitude/Latitude understanding

longitude/latitude Pirate Game -


Earth Science

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


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




Ayla G. - September 8th

Max F. -  September 14th


Sites to try:

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

Important Dates

September 14th - Progress reports go home

September 25th - 2-hr early dismissal (Curriculum Development)

October 15 - 2-hr early dismissal (Faculty Senate)

October 16th - End of 1st 9 weeks for grades K-8

October 23rd - Report cards go home for grades K-8

October 23rd - Parent/Teacher Conferences and 3-hr DELAY for students

October 31st - 2-hr early dismissal (Curriculum Development)

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                                         

         Novemeber/December- Citizenship                              


             January - Trustworthiness                                          

                   February - Caring                                                

               March - Respectfulness                                          


                   April - Key Holder                                                     

                 May- Most Improved                                            


                *Leader of the Pack: