Laura Plunk

4th Grade

Ms Plunk

Welcome To 4th Grade!!




I am so excited that you are in my class this year. I can't wait to get to know each of you as we learn and grow together.

This is my 6th year at Olive Branch Intermediate School and my 25th year as a teacher. I studied Elementary Education from Blue Mountain College and went on to receive a Masters of Education degree from the University of Mississippi. I am also a National Board Certified Teacher.

I live in Holly Springs, MS and I am very active in there in my church and community. I have always loved to learn and I want to pass that love for learning on to the students that I teach. 

We are going to have a wonderful year together.



Class Instructional Information

We will continue to use Schoology this year to upload all classroom content. This is a great tool to see what we are doing in class. You may login to Schoology using the information below.



We will also be able to access our curriculum through The login information is listed below. Once you are logged in. you will be able to access math our math book, iReady, and other learning games. The login information is listed below.



Login Information

Schoology- Go to Schoology. Login as follows:

  • User Name- first initial, last initial and last 6 digits of student
  • Password- Quistors, 6 digit numerical birthdate
  •       Example- User Name-
  •                           Password- Quistors010110

Clever- Go to Clever. Login as follows:

  • User Name: student number (lunch number)
  • Password: student number (lunch number




Daily Schedule


Arrival, Unpack, Bell Work; Morning Message


Morning Meeting/ Go over Math Bell Work


Math  Instruction


WIN (What I Need)- Math Intervention


Finish Math Instruction




Snack/ Prepare to Switch


Walk to Mr. Mackey’s Class (room 404)


Math Instruction (Monday - Thursday)

Activity- Friday


Math Instruction (Friday)


Activity (Monday - Thursday)






Finish Math/ Begin WIN






Pack Up/ Clean Up

Dismiss at 2:30



General Classroom Information

Class Rules:

  • Follow Directions Quickly

  • Raise Your Hand for Permission to Speak

  • Raise Your Hand for Permission to Leave Your Seat

  • Make Smart Choices

  • Make Your Dear Team Stronger

  • Keep Your Eyes on the Target


School Rules:

  • Be Safe

  • Be Responsible

  • Be Respectful



 Our school uses positive behavior incentives to motivate students to follow expectations. Students have been divided into houses, or teams. Throughout each school day, students earn tokens for following class and school rules. These tokens go toward their house, or team total. At the end of the nine weeks, the house with the highest token total receives a reward. In class, I give rewards to the students whose house has the highest number of tokens for the week. In addition, I give daily rewards to individuals who go above and beyond expectations for behavior and academics.


As much as we do not want to see it happen, students do make mistakes and earn consequences as well. Students will always be given a chance to acknowledge their poor choices and improve before consequences are given. However, if they are unable to improve, students may lose class privileges or be removed from group or non academic activities to further reflect on how their choices have affected themselves and others. If this were to happen, you will be notified with a phone call after school on the day that the behavior occurs. If the student's behavior still does not improve, they will be referred to administration for further action.

Math Help

The content below will be updated to go along with what we are studying in class. It will be a tool to show you (parents/guardians) the strategies we are using in math each day.