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Week of September 28th, 2014

OPEN HOUSE Wednesday, October 1st

4th grade Open House on Wednesday, October 1st.

You will have the option to attend from 12:15-12:45 during our planning time or from 5:00-6:00 at night. We hope to see you at ONE of the two times:)

Not too late......you can still sign up!

We had a great Watch D.O.G.S. Launch Event last week, but it’s not too late to sign up. 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

Upcoming Events

  • October 3rd-School Picture Day!!
  • October 6-10- FALL BREAK
  • October 13-NO SCHOOL for STUDENTS- Teacher Planning Day
  • October 20th-1st Report Cards issued

Happy Birthday!!

to you.....Abather!!

Reading, Writing & Language Arts-Hyperboles verbs, and fictional paragraph

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 Friday's 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.

Skills covered this nine weeks:

What is a sentence?

Types of sentences

Story Structure


Cause and effect



Fragments and Run On Sentences

Point of View


Proper Nouns


Narrative Writing


Elements of Drama

Math Corner- Area & Perimeter, MD.3 and reviewing previous focused standards

* 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

*Stay connected and involved

Standards covered this nine weeks

Unit 1:

4.OA.B.4 - Factors, Factor Pairs, Multiples, Prime & Composite Numbers

4.OA.C.5- Number & Shape Patterns

Unit 2:

4.NBT.B.5-6 (area and array models) Multiplying & Division up to four digits

4.MD.A.3 Area & Perimeter

4.OA.A.3 (focus on remainders) Multi-step word problems

Unit 3:

4.NBT.A 1-3 Reading and writing numbers, place value, and rounding,

4.NBT.B4 Add and subtract multi digit whole numbers

Science News- Earth Science

We will continue focusing on recognizing the major components of the water cycle.

We will also work focus on climate and weather.

Some Cool Science Sites recommended from our Scientist Chat!




Social Studies News

The Land and People Before European Exploration

4.1 Describe the legacy and cultures of the major indigenous settlements in Tennessee including the Paleo, Archaic, Woodland, and Mississippian:

  •  Coats-Hines Site
  •  Pinson Mounds
  •  Old Stone Fort

Check out a virtual tour of Old Stone Fort and the Pinson Mounds



4.2 Analyze religious beliefs, customs, and various folklore traditions of the Cherokee, Creek, and Chickasaw, including:

  •  Principal Chief
  •  summer and winter homes
  •  Beloved Woman
  •  recreation
  •  clans
  •  maternal designations

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.