Mrs. Tuttle's CAP Class ~ Shields Elementary

December 17, 2015

Mission Statement

We, the SHIELDS CAPtains, will participate in advanced learning, continuously grow, and move on to the next grade level, by being responsible, doing our best, working together, and learning from our mistakes.

What's Happening??

  • 12/18 > Secret Garden Projects DUE
  • 12/22 > Holiday Happy Hour in CAP 10:30-11:30am
  • 12/23 - 1/3 > Winter Break

Happy Holidays!

Dear Families,

I can’t believe that winter break is right around the corner.

As the year comes to a close, I want to thank you for supporting your students and myself as we got C.A.P. up and running. The beginning of the year has been full of learning for all. We have overcome some challenges, reflected on our progress, and will continue to improve in 2016.

It has been such a rewarding experience watching your child grow by leaps and bounds already this year. My students make me laugh and smile every day and they have taught me so much this year. Every day has been a new adventure. I am very blessed to have a job that I truly love!

I wish you and your family a wonderful holiday season filled with lots of love and peace! May you have a blessed New Year and I look forward to continuing our partnership in 2016.

With Warmest Regards,

Mrs. Melissa Tuttle

Holiday Happy Hour

Tuesday, Dec. 22nd, 10:30-11:30am

910 Shields Avenue

Lewes, DE

This will be an Open House format when you can come and go as your schedule allows. We will have some of our projects on display and you can enjoy some cookies and a drink too!

Come see the North Pole redesigned, The Secret Garden projects, some of our latest iMovies and more!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.


We need some cookies and drinks (lemonade, apple cider, water bottles) for our Holiday Happy Hour. If you are able to donate some please bring them to school on Monday as will be setting up Monday and early Tuesday morning. THANK YOU!


Congratulations to the following students who have been coding in overtime! I love hearing about what they are doing at home with their coding.

Congrats to...

  1. Isaac who has completed 53 levels and programmed over 220 lines of code!
  2. Nevie who has completed 36 levels and programmed over 148 lines of code!
  3. Landon who has completed 32 levels and programmed over 147 lines of code!


When we return in January, our class will be participating in an 8 week Mindfulness Program where instructors from Minds Over Matter will be coming into our classroom to teach mindfulness.

Mindfulness is a life skill that gives children tools to focus their attention, regulate their emotions and create stillness within their bodies. This program is non-secular and is not meditation. It’s about paying attention to what is happening in and around your mind and body right now. Practicing this focused attention helps children learn how to calm themselves during stressful times, improves performance, boosts the immune system, and increases empathy for self and others.

More information will be coming, but you can check out Minds Over Matter to learn more.

Classroom Needs

We will need to replenish some of our supplies for the New Year so if you can help please consider donating some of the following:

  • Pencils!!!
  • Cap erasers
  • Large erasers (we could put in our desk baskets to share)

There are MANY open slots for Volunteers in the New Year. Please consider helping!

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