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Week of March 16th , 2015

Upcoming Events

March 18, 19, & 20th Snow Make-Up days

March 23-27th- SPRING BREAK

March 30th- NO SCHOOL- Teacher Planning Day

April 3rd- NO SCHOOL- Spring Holiday

April 7th- Report Cards go home

Happy Birthday Hunter!!!

Happy Belated Elliott & Caitlyn! With the snow days it was difficult to keep up:)

Watch Dogs Sweet Treats Night

We have rescheduled our Watch Dogs "Sweet Treats" Open House for this Thursday, March 19th from 6-7pm.

Watch D.O.G.S.(Dads of Great Students) is a national program that brings dads, stepdads, uncles, grandfathers, … into the school to volunteer, spend time with their child, a be a positive male presence in the building and in the lives of all students at Shayne. To participate you need to complete a background check, pick up a t-shirt order form and sign up on the calendar. Then enjoy the day passing out high fives and receiving smiles! All forms are available in the office or you can email angela.poag@mnps.org

Have a safe and fun filled Spring Break!

Well at least we get one more week of instruction in now before we head back into another break! Don't let that keep you from reading, keeping a journal of your spring break happenings, and practice that math fluency! We encourage you to spend a little time each day on Moby Max and practicing those skills needed to stay ahead instead of falling behind. We will be on the down hill slope, and it will go by fast once we return from break!

Reading, Writing & Language Arts-

Literacy Focus:

Applying Vocabulary


  • Reading- Explain major differences between poems, drama, and prose, and refer to structural elements of poems, and drama when writing or speaking about a text.
  • Language- Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing

    · Quotations

    · Proper Nouns

    Determining unknown words and phrases on grade 4 content.

  • Writing- Write a narrative to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
  • Spelling- Using the suffix “tion” to help determine the meaning of unknown words.

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.5 & 6: Equivalent fractions using 10 and 100 as denominators & using decimal notation for those fractions

Focus Calendar Snip-it review lesson for this week: 4.NF.3D

Add and subtract mixed numbers with like denominators* Check their agenda daily and make sure they are completing their weekly homework-assigned Monday, DUE Friday

* 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.*** The actual weekly quiz is on the back of our daily Math 4 Today. I hope this is helping 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-Review of the American Revolution and the events leading up to the Revolution

Science News- Life Science

Differientiate between complete and incomplete metamorphosis.

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 (5). 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.