Warbritton Weekly Head's Headlines

Week of September 28th, 2015

Upcoming Events

October 2-First Quarter ends

October 5-9-Fall Break

October 12- NO SCHOOL, Teacher Planning Day

Happy Birthday!!!

Belated wishes to Kamryn and Bryant last week!

Happy Fall Break October Birthdays to Sofia & Mikayla!!

OPEN HOUSE- Monday, September 28th @5:30

Please plan on visiting at 5:30 Ms. Head and Mrs. Warbritton's classrooms, and then we will move to the library for the informational meeting. Parents please remember this is NOT a time for individual conferences about your child. Should you have concerns individually, you will need to schedule a conference at another date. Thanks for your understanding!

Fall Break!! October 5-9

We hope you and your family enjoy the fall break next week!

Don't forget kids report back on TUESDAY, October 13th, due to teacher planning day on Monday!

End of the nine weeks!

This nine weeks wraps up Friday. It has flown by so fast. On Tuesday and Wednesday this week the students will be taking the first district benchmark online assessment. They will take 3 of these this year to better prepare them for TNREADY. We are anxious to see how well the students will adapt to this new format, but have high expectations that they are going to do amazing too!!


Reading- RL.4.9 Integrate information from two texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowingly.

Writing- W.4.3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences using great technique, descriptive detail, and clear event sequences.

Language- L.4.2b Use commas and quotation marks to mark direct speech and quotations from a text.

Spelling/Word Study- L.4.4a Use context as a clue to the meaning of a word.

L.4.4b Use common grade appropriate Greek and Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of unfamiliar words.

L.4.4c Consult reference materials to find the meaning of words

Math Corner-

4.NBT.2-Read and write multi-digit whole number using base-ten numerals, number names, and expanded form. Compare two multi-digit whole numbers using <,>, or =.

4.NBT.3- Use place value understanding to round multi-digit whole numbers to any place.

4.NBT.4- Fluently add and subtract multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.

Weekly reminders-

*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

www.mobymax.com and www.xTramath.org

*If you have and 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.

*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 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, adn Mississippian:

  • Coats-Hines Site
  • Pinson Mounds
  • Old Stone Fort
  • Chucalissa Indian Village

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

Earth Science-

On Friday of this week, we will have a water cycle presentation from the Metro Water Service Education Department. We always enjoy the presentation and learn how the water cycle connects to our everyday living. Students will become aware of how to help keep our water clean.

  • Recognize the major components of the water cycle.
  • Differentiate between weather and climate.

Wish Lists Items

  • Shipping Labels
  • Cap Erasers

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.