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Week of December 15th, 2014

STAY WELL- Wash those hands!!! Cover your mouths when you cough and sneeze!

The flu and viruses are among us! We are keeping our fingers crossed that no one else gets sick! We are cloroxing and using hand sanitizer like crazy! Please keep you kiddos at home if they are running a fever or throwing up. They need to be fever free for 24 hours! Don't forget to send in those excuse notes too, should your child be absent!

Upcoming Events

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

Pajamas & Pancakes

We will be celebrating the winter holidays on the 1/2 day, December 19th. A sign-up genius has been sent home for you to sign up for breakfast goodies. You child is welcome to wear appropriate pajamas to school on Friday as well!

Have a blessed and wonderful holiday season!

How can it already be mid way through 4th grade? Time is flying, We want to wish all of you a wonderful and restful break! Please consider reading and practicing math over the break. We do see some regression after a " long winter's nap".

Happy Birthday Christian!

Happy early birthday Karzan! He will be celebrating over the break:)

Reading, Writing & Language Arts-

Literacy Focus: Applying Vocabulary


  • Reading- Using Context Clues
  • Language- Synonyms & Antonyms
  • Writing- Persuasive Paragraphs
  • Spelling- suffix "est"

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.2- Using the 4 operations to solve word problems and reviewing previous skills

* 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- Reviewing the 13 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 be reviewing matter and energy.

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.