Warbritton Weekly Head's Headlines

Week of December 8th, 2014

STAR time is underway

We began our STAR intervention time last Monday! Notes telling which tier your child is in for Math and Reading went home-but it was sent as a universal letter and should not have been given out to our Tier 1 students. So if you have questions regarding your child's placement please let us know. Your child was placed based on their AIMS testing that was done in September. We retested last week and will be revamping groups in January based on their their last AIMS test.

Here is a link for more information as well: http://www.tennessee.gov/education/instruction/rti2_parents.shtml

Upcoming Events

  • December 19th-1/2 day, dismissal at 11:30
  • December 20th-January 5th- Winter Holidays
  • January 6th- Students report back to school

Winter Holiday Brunch

We will be celebrating the winter holidays on the 1/2 day, December 19th. A sign-up genius will be sent home for you to sign up for breakfast goodies.

Happy Birthday Caleb!

Reading, Writing & Language Arts-

Literacy Focus: Problem & Solution


  • Reading-Main Idea and Supporting Details
  • Language- Compound Words
  • Writing- Persuasive Paragraphs
  • Spelling- suffix "less"

Please make sure your child is reading each night at home for at least 20 minutes and completing their reading log. The reading log is not due until Fridays, but the Language 4 Today is due everyday. We go over this homework at the beginning of our ELA block together to check for understanding.

Math Corner- 4.MD.1 & 4.MD.2- Measurement units, conversions, and word problems

* Check their agenda daily and make sure they are completing their weekly homework-assigned Monday, DUE Friday

*On Thursdays, make sure your child is studying and looking over their Math 4 Today, especially any that they had difficulty with. We do 4 boxes a day and check at the beginning of our block.

*If you have internet access have your child log onto his/her account and practice math fact fluency and math skills tailored to your child’s strengths and weaknesses

mobymax.com and xTramath.org

*Continue practicing multiplication and division fluency

*Stay connected and involved

Social Studies News- New England colonies

Which colonies became the United States?

4.13 Locate the first 13 colonies and explain how their location and geographic features influenced their development and settlement patterns.

Science News-Physical Science

We will investigate how light travels and is influenced by different types of materials and surfaces.

Technology Corner

We really hope to be using this resource in our classes this year!

Make sure you have turned in your parent permission to utilize this.

They will also be using it in Technology class with Mrs. Handley.


Teacher + Parent + Child Working Together = A Successful Year in Fourth Grade

Class Wish List

  • hershey kisses
  • band aids
  • kleenex
  • clorox wipes
  • Epson ink 200 (black and color)

Box Tops for Education

We are collecting box tops. Please cut and save these for our school. Place in a baggie and send in with your child. We will have two collection periods. The first one will end in December. So clip and save those box tops so our school can earn free money.

About Mrs. Warbritton

I am very excited to begin my 16th year teaching. This will be my 14th year teaching 4th grade with experience in 2nd and 3rd grades as well. I have been here at Shayne since it opened and absolutely love to work here. I received my bachelors, masters, and plus 30 from Middle Tennessee State University. I love learning and think that it is crucial for myself to never cease to learn new techniques, strategies, or continue to be educated on the best possible ways to reach all learners.

I am married to Jeff, who is a firefighter with the Nashville Fire Department and we have two precious daughters, Emma Kate (9) , Rylee Marie (7), and an adorable son, Carter Allen, who will be five in October. I love spending time with my family and friends.

I am so excited that I will be working with you and your child this year! I will work hard this year to meet each child’s needs, no matter their ability. I will do my best to help your child to develop socially, emotionally, and academically. I firmly believe each child can reach his or her potential if he or she is willing to do their BEST! As a teacher, wife, and mother, I strive hard to put 110% in all that I do. I am looking forward to a very exciting year here at Shayne!

About Ms. Head

I want to start off by saying that I am thrilled to have your child in my classroom this year! This will be my fifth year teaching at Shayne Elementary and my third year teaching in fourth grade. We are all going to be learning from each other throughout the year. I graduated from Metro Nashville Schools and loved every school that I attended. I hope your child will be able to say the same.

My name is Ashlee Head, and I am 27 years old. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Middle Tennessee State University. I coach a competitive cheerleading squad at Premier Athletics in Franklin, TN. This will be my 11th season coaching at this gym. Some of my other hobbies include reading, shopping and spending time with my wonderful friends.