Warbritton Weekly Head's Headlines

Week of February 1st, 2016

Upcoming Events

February 2nd- PTA meeting @6:00

February 9th- Watch Dogs "Sweet Treats" meeting @6:00

February 10th- Progress Report Issued

February 15th- No School- Teacher Professional Development

February 29th- March 4th- Book Fair Week

Happy February!

We had a very productive week back! There is a lot going on this month. SO make sure you check out all the above dates. Tuesday marks our 100th day of 4th grade!! We can't believe the year is going this quickly. We are on the downhill slope of 4th grade! At the end of this month, we will take the 1st part of TN READY. Mrs. Grant will be discussing the new testing at the PTA meeting Tuesday night. Also any opportunity your student has to practice keyboarding and typing skills at home as well would be a huge benefit. The ELA and Social Studies parts of this test require a lot of typing. Students have been working on this is Technology, but any extra at home even if its typing word sort words or passages from a story would be helpful.

Jump Rope for Heart

Our community fundraiser, Jump Rope for Heart, begins February 1st. The donation envelopes are due on March 1st. The incentive for the class that gets the most donations will have a "Dress like a P.E. Teacher" Day on March 15th!


Hello Camp Invention Families,

It is hard to believe, but summer is right around the corner and I am thrilled to be directing Camp Invention again this summer!

Camp Invention will be held at Shayne Elementary School the week of June 13th with all new programming for an exciting adventure! Hours are 8am – 2:30pm.

If you register now, you can take advantage of the biggest discount offered all year and I didn’t want you to miss it. Register now at http://inventnow-web.ungerboeck.com/programsearch/moreinfo.aspx?event=14847 to receive $35 off the base price. This discount will expire on February 15, 2016.

If you have already registered, I just want to say thank you! I truly appreciate your support of our Camp Invention.

If you have not registered yet, is there anything I can do to help you with the registration process? If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

I can’t wait to see you at camp this summer!

Julie Staehling 615-332-3020 X1150

Camp Invention Director

XtraMath masters!

Shout out to these students who have mastered their multiplication facts

  • Lily
  • Noah
  • Rebecca
  • Pawlose

Shout out to these two students who have mastered their division facts and advanced 2 second multiplication and division facts!!! Wowser!!!! They are now working on advanced 1.5 second multiplication facts!!!

  • Lily
  • Pawlose


We want to give a shout out to our top 3 students this week at home/ school .Way to go!! Let's keep it up. We are working on a school wide challenge. The PTA will be rewarding the classes with the highest percentage of usage!

* Kaleb

* Noah

* Lily


Reading- RI.4.3 Explain events, procedures, ideas or concepts in historical text by describing what happened and why, using specific information form the text.

RI.4.10 Read and comprehend informational text including history/ social studies.

Writing- W.4.7 & 4.8 Conduct a short research project and gather relevant information from print and digital sources.

W.4.2 Write informative text to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly

Language- L.4.2d Use reference tools to check and correct spelling

Spelling/Word Study- L.4.6 Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain specific words and phrases

Math Corner-Fractions & Decimals

NF.4C Solve word problems involving multiplication of a fraction by a whole number, e.g., by using visual fraction models and equations to represent the problem.

For example, if each person at a party will eat 3/8 of a pound of roast beef, and there will be 5 people at the party, how many pounds of roast beef will be needed? Between what two whole numbers does your answer lie?

NF.5 Express a fraction with denominator 10 as an equivalent fraction with denominator 100, and use this technique to add two fractions with respective denominators 10 and 100. For example, express 3/10 as 30/100, and add 3/10 + 4/100 = 34/100.

Weekly reminders-

*Check their agenda daily and make sure they are completing their weekly & daily homework!

Weekly Homework: DROPS review and daily standard review practice

Make sure your child is studying their Math 4 Today spiral review each Thursday night for their quiz on Friday

GO MATH textbook and resources online https://www-k6.thinkcentral.com/ePC/start.do

You will have to fill in the country, state, district (Metro Nashville), and school

Then your child has their own username which is their firstandlastname (lowercase and no spaces) Password is their birthdate (Ex. 02102006)

*If you have an iPad- a great app I have found is the Go Math 4th grade. It is $1.99 but is a great practice tool to use.

*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

www.mobymax.com and www.xTramath.org

*http://www.worksheetworks.com/ allows you to personalize certain skills to practice.

*Another fun site to practice math on is http://mrnussbaum.com/math-for-kids/

Social Studies/ Science News

SOCIAL STUDIES- The War for Independence (1760-1789)

Describe the various contributions made by Benjamin Franklin to the development of a unique American society, including his scientific experiments and inventions, the development of the Albany Plan and political cartoons.


*Collect data to illustrate that the physical properties of matter can be described with tools that measure weight, mass, length, and volume.

*Explore different types of physical changes in matter.

Science book activities http://macmillanmh.com/science/2010/student/tn/grade4/

Wish Lists Items

  • EXPO markers

Has your child brought in earbuds?

We are so excited we now have access to 2 more additional laptop carts!!! Which means we have more time to incorporate these into our daily routines. We would like students to make sure they have personal earbuds that they keep in their pencil pouch.

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

Dear Parents & Students-

We are excited that we will be working with you and your child this year! We will work hard this year to meet each child’s needs, no matter their ability. We will do our best to help your child to develop socially, emotionally, and academically. We firmly believe each child can reach his or her potential if he or she is willing to do their BEST! We are looking forward to a very exciting year here at Shayne!

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.