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 23 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!


January 7-18


Essential Question: How can one person make a difference?

Reading Skill – Author’s Point of View

Reading Strategy – synonyms and antonyms

Genre- Biography

Vocabulary Words

  • boycott: to join others in refusing to do business with a person or organization
  • encouragement: the act of supporting and giving hope or confidence
  • fulfill: to finish or carry out 
  • injustice: unfairness; something that is not right 
  • mistreated: treated badly or in a cruel way
  • protest: complain or express disapproval against something
  • qualified: having the needed abilities for something; meeting the requirements
  • registered: wrote on a list or recorded officially

Spelling Words: soft c and g

center     once     scene    spice

circus     cement     police     certain

ounce     glance     germs     bridge

badge     strange     orange     ginger

wedge     arrange     sponge     village

Writing: Literary Analysis

Social Studies

Unit 4 Lesson 1: Early Settlement

Essential Question: Why do people move?

 pilgrim: someone who travels for religious reasons
persecution: harsh treatment for religious beliefs
confederacy: a group of people who work together for a common purpose



vocabulary crossword

Spelling Packet

Study Vocabulary Words

*Read for at least 20 minutes


Spelling Packet

Study Vocabulary Words

*Read for at least 20 minutes


Spelling Packet

Study Vocabulary Words

*Read for at least 20 minutes


Spelling Packet

Study Vocabulary Words

*Read for at least 20 minutes


No Homework

*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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