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Phone Number: 989-921-4786

Email: mclark1@swanvalley.k12.mi.us

I am Melissa Clark, and I will be your child’s 4th grade science and social studies teacher at Shields Elementary this year.   I am very excited about the 2014-2015 school year.  The one to one technology, new Shields Elementary building updates, addition of Brad Erlenbeck to our fourth grade team, and YOUR CHILD will make this year a memorable one. 

The art of teaching has always been a love of mine.  I inherited this from my father who was also a very dedicated fourth grade teacher for 33 years.   After I graduated from Heritage High School in 1994, I began attending Saginaw Valley State University to pursue my teaching degree.  In the spring of 1999 I earned my bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with minors in English and natural science. In the spring of 2006 I completed my master’s degree at SVSU in Educational Leadership.  

This is my 16th year of teaching and I am very excited to start another year. I feel blessed to have the opportunity to work for such a great school district and community. Thus far, I have had an exciting teaching career. I have taught at both Shields and Havens Elementary Schools. My teaching experiences have included second through fifth grades. I have enjoyed all of these grade levels and I have learned so much along this journey.

 I believe strongly that we are all lifelong learners.  I hope to inspire my students to strive to be healthy, happy, and hardworking people.

MSTEP Information and PRACTICE

http://aware.22itrig.org/

 

SOCIAL STUDIES SITES

Branches of Government: http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/usa_game/government/branches_government.htm

Textbook:  http://www.studiesweekly.com/online/home

http://www.softschools.com/social_studies/geography/usa_map_states/find_states/ – Geography Practice

https://www.sheppardsoftware.com/states_experiment_background_noClip10s.html – Geography Practice

http://www.ilike2learn.com/ilike2learn/unitedstates.html – Geography Practice

Science and Math Textbook Login: https://www.pearsonsuccessnet.com/snpapp/login/login.jsp

Language Arts Links:

Accelerated Readerhttps://hosted295.renlearn.com/132462/

Spelling City :www.spellingcity.com

Fables: http://www.storyit.com/Classics/Stories/aesop.htm

Study Islandhttp://www.studyisland.com/

Text Patterns

http://www.studyzone.org/testprep/e2topic.cfm?TopicID=317

http://www.ereadingworksheets.com/text-structure-worksheets/text-structure-interactive-quiz.htm

Math Links:

Double Digit Multiplication Practice: http://www.mathplayground.com/multiplication05.html

Multiplication and Division:  http://oswego.org/ocsd-web/games/mathmagician/cathymath.html

Long Division: 

1: http://www.softschools.com/math/division/long_division/

 2: http://www.coolmath4kids.com/long-division/number-monster-division.htm

Fractions

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/math.htm#fractions

http://www.visualfractions.com/IdentifyLines/identifylines.html

Multiplying Fractions by a Whole Numberhttp://www.aaamath.com/fra66nx2.htm

Temperaturehttp://www.softschools.com/measurement/temperature/games/thermometer/

Measurement

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/math.htm#measurement – Conversions Customary

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/measurement/MeasurementMeters.htm – Conversions Metric

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/measurement/measurement_mania_metric.htm – Conversions Metric

http://mrnussbaum.com/sal – numberline

 

 

Keyboarding Sites:

http://www.sense-lang.org/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/typing/

http://keybr.com/