October 10-14, 2011

Good Morning and welcome to a new week!
Yesterday was a work day for the teachers, while students had the day off! What kind of fun things did you do over the long weekend?
Today, we are back at it! Here are the spelling lists for the week.

5th Grade
drizzle gobble shuffle griddle ripple hobble stumble speckle

4th Grade
resemble trample cattle example maple gullible responsible candle feel fell

2nd Grade
has win spot best mud same broken rule cleaning sleeping that this these many about

*** Reminders***
– Report cards and progress reports will go out this Friday.
– Please remember to sign your student’s progress report and send it back to school.
– Doughnut sales end this Friday. Please turn in all orders, with money, by Friday morning. Picks ups can be made on the 20th! mmmm

Report cards will be going home soon! Make sure that you look for your student’s progress report as well. This will give you specific information on their individual goals and benchmarks that we have been working on. Please read over these, sign, and return them to me.
Have a great week!

September 19-23: Spelling Words

Here are the spelling words for the week of September 19-23. All spelling tests are on Friday!
Study, Study, Study!

5th Grade
Pronounce
Goading
Automobile
decreasing
awesome
paramount
meaningful
awning

4th Grade
join
taught
employ
fault
pew
crowd
dawned
cloudy

2nd Grade
next
then
get
spot
bed
job
run
not
ten
best
subject
helmet
rotten
puppet
contest

Spelling Words

Tomorrow (Friday, September 16th), everyone has a spelling test!
2nd grade
list___________want
they_________picnic
can__________who
know_________has
fabric_________rabbit
again_________napkin
plastic________flag

4th grade
table__________major
motor_________moment
siren__________humid
silent_________migraine

5th grade
female__________music
reentry_________musical
broken__________client
deride__________vacation

Reminders

We will be going to the Fall Fling at Veteran’s Park on September 30th. Afterwards, we will watch the Homecoming Parade from Elvin Hill’s front yard! ** Please remember to sign and return all field trip forms this week! If you have any questions or concerns regarding the field trip, please let me know.

Picture day is this Friday, September 16th!

We have a few meetings set up for this coming Friday morning. If you are one of them, I look forward to seeing you then!

September 5-9

Welcome to Mrs. Whitfield’s Blog!
As I mentioned in the last post, this will be a place of communication between myself and you, the parents. When you visit, you will be able to find out important information, see fun facts about myself and the students, learn about amazing gains the kids are making, and all sorts of other interesting things! You may also post comments on here- feel free to ask questions or just show your support for our kids. The students are also allowed to visit this blog. As soon as I get more of it up and running, I hope to have a section with fun games for them to use from home.

Let’s see how many of you are out there, visiting our blog! Leave a quick message to say hello!

This Week
This was a short week, but we got a lot done!
* My second graders are really making great progress with their writing skills. I’m so proud that I will be hanging some of their writing samples in the hallway outside of my classroom!

* My fourth graders are just plain amazing! They are working so hard on their reading and math skills. I am proud to say that I did not see much (if any) regression in their reading levels from May to August, so that’s a huge plus! We still have a good bit of work to do on reading fluently (smoothly, with emotion, pausing at appropriate places, and reading where others can understand them), as well as comprehension (understanding and being able to answer questions about what they read). We will get there!

*My fifth graders are on the ball! I have had them choose their own chapter books, on their personal reading levels, that they may read and respond to in my classroom. It seems that some of them prefer picture books over books with more words 🙂 Those are okay sometimes, but we need to get them into books with a little more meat to them.

Remember
Show support for your child’s education! Practice reading with them, help them with their homework, and encourage them to TRY!
Thanks for ALL that you do!

It’s a new year!

Welcome back to school, everyone!

The 2011-2012 school year has begun, and we are finally in the swing of things. School has been going for 4 weeks now and everyone seems to be doing great!

This blog will be available as a form of contact between the families and myself. I will post important information, pictures, fun details, information on amazing progress that the kids are making, etc. Feel free to leave kind messages and questions at any time!

I look forward to this school year and all of the amazing things that these students will learn to do! If you ever need me, please let me know!

Thanks so much,
Melissa Whitfield
Special Education Teacher
Shelby Elementary School

October 2009

Our field trip to the Fall Fling has been moved to Friday, October 16th. Please be sure to turn in all permission forms and $2.50 as soon as possible. If you have any questions or concerns, just let me know!

Monday, October 12th, is a teacher work day. There will be no school for students.

The first 9 weeks are almost over… WOW! Report cards and progress reports will go home next Friday, October 16th.

August 17-21, 2009

I hope that everyone enjoyed their first two days of school last week! We spent some time getting to know each other and brushing up on a few skills.

This week we will start working into a normal schedule, or at least try to! I will be going into the classrooms for inclusion as well as pulling the kids into my classroom for direct instruction throughout the school day.

I will be updating my class website little by little. This week I hope to get up a more organized listing of online educational games and activities for the kids to play. You can access these from your home as well by going to the following web address
http://www.shelbyed.k12.al.us/schools/ehes/faculty/mwhitfield/Index.htm
Click on the “Links” button and scroll down.
You may also access my website and blog through the Shelby Elementary website by clicking on Faculty, Special Education, and then follow the links listed under my name.

Have a great week!
Mrs. Whitfield

Introducing… Mrs. Whitfield!

Please click on the following links. These letters will also be sent home during the first week of school.

Welcome Letter

Website Permission Form

Student Information Form