Warbritton Weekly Head's Headlines

Week of January 19th, 2015

Goals & Dreams

We hope you enjoyed your weekend! We all began the year with hopes and dreams and created our class rules around those. It is our goal to continue to help each of our students to be conscious of their strengths and weaknesses. We will be talking a lot about S.M.A.R.T. goals in the upcoming weeks and helping our students write these type of goals. The more students become aware of what will help them be successful, the more ownership of their learning they have. We want to all our students to be successful, and we hope this will encourage individualized specific successes!

Upcoming Events

  • February 16th- NO SCHOOL

Happy Birthday Hailey!!!

Reading, Writing & Language Arts-

Literacy Focus: Analyze Content-Supporting Sentences


  • Reading- Comparing & Contrasting Point of View
  • Language- Contractions and Possessives
  • Writing- Comparing and Contrasting point of view
  • Spelling Vocabulary- "er" suffix

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- NF.3c & d- FRACTIONS Adding and Subtracting mixed numbers

Focus Calendar Snip-it review lesson for this week: 4.OA3 (Multi-step 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 noticed -the actual weekly quiz is now on the back of our daily Math 4 Today. It is my hope maybe this will help students study more carefully. They need to be reviewing those problems that they have not mastered.

*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-

How did the United States get its start?

Summarize the events of Tennessee’s first settlement and settlers including:

 The Watauga Purchase

 Watauga Compact

 Little Carpenter

 Dragging Canoe

Describe the significance of the First Continental Congress.

Describe the significance of the Second Continental Congress.

Describe the significance of the Committees of Correspondence.

Describe first and second-hand accounts of Paul Revere’s "midnight ride."

Compare and contrast first and second-hand accounts of Paul Revere’s "midnight ride."

Science News- Life Science


Recognize that cells are the building blocks of all living things.


Compare basic structures of plant and animal cells.

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
  • M&M's
  • Skittles
  • 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. 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.