Chatman-Norfleet, Melissa


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Greetings! My name is Melissa Chatman-Norfleet. I am a 4th Grade teacher at Dunbar Elementary School. I teach English/Language Arts, and Social Studies. I have been working in the education field for 22 years.  I have taught in grades 1-8 and served as an administrator for 11 years.   I earned my Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Eastern Illinois University in 1996.  My love for learning led me to pursue my Masters in Educational Administration. I graduated from Eastern Illinois University with my Masters in 2001. I truly believe my life’s purpose is to educate children as a whole; helping them to not only reach but move beyond their educational and lifelong goals. I am happy to have the opportunity to collaborate with a wonderful team of educators, parents, and students to fulfill our mission. Go Eagles


April 2-6


Essential Question: How do inventions and technology affect your life?

Reading Skill – Point of View

Reading Strategy – Synonyms

Phonics/Word Study – different /u/ sounds

Vocabulary Words

decade– a time period of ten years

directing– giving orders or instructions

engineering– the work that uses scientific knowledge for practical things

gleaming– shining: reflecting bright light

scouted– searched for in order to bring back information

squirmed– twisted and turned one’s body

scrounging – trying to obtain or collect something with difficulty

technology– the  use of scientific knowledge for practical purposes

tinkering- attempting to fix something in an aimless way

Spelling Words: R-Controlled Vowels

mood        stoop            zoom             crew

stew          ruler             produce         issue

tutor          truth            bruised          juicy

suits           group           you’ll             huge

crook         wool             used               should


Writing: This week we are focused on developing the plot


Social Studies

Unit 4 Lesson 4: 

Big Idea: Location affects how people live

Essential Question: How do societies develop?


Act: another word for law

debt: owed money to others

frontier:  the edge of land settled by colonists

profit: the money left over after a business has paid all of its bills



*Read for at least 20 minutes


*Read for at least 20 minutes


*Read for at least 20 minutes


*Read for at least 20 minutes


*Read for at least 20 minutes







One Comment
  1. Savaud will not be attending school tomorrow nor Thursday. He has 2 doctors appointments that he must attend. The work that he will be missing out on can he have it Friday. I told him to tell his teachers he said he forgot

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