Mrs. Caroline Coleman   -   Welcome to my Webpage!!!

Welcome to the fourth grade at Ridgemont Elementary!! My name is Ms. Caroline Coleman and I am excited about being your child's reading/language arts teacher!!!

A Little About Me....

I have been teaching at Ridgemont since 1993. I taught the third grade for the first ten years and have gone back and forth from the third to fourth grade since then.  I have lived in Obion County all of my life and there is no place I would rather be.
I attended the former Dixie Elementary school and graduated from Obion County Central in 1988. I received a bachelor's degree from U.T. Martin in December of 1992 and have recently completed my master's degree in Education with an emphasis on elementary reading and mathematics.

I have been married to Scott Coleman for 20 years and have two children. Carly is 16 and she attends O.C.C.H.S., and Miller who is 12 attends Ridgemont. In my spare time, I enjoy being outside, swimming, doing yard work, being with my family and friends, reading, and of course, shopping. I also love to travel and would love to see all of the United States.

I feel blessed to be able to have a career that I love. Even though teaching is challenging and even overwhelming at times, those special moments when a child's eyes light up and they finally "get it" make it all worthwhile. I love each of my students and their unique personalities, and look forward to a wonderful year of fun and learning.

This Year....

During the school year I will be using this website to inform you of upcoming events in the classroom and our school. Please check often for additions and changes!!

Mrs. Caroline's 4th grade Class
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Homework, Calendar, School Notes, Gradebook, Course content, Handwriting information along with many more items!!

Weekly Homework

Monday - Receive Spelling Words, Turn in Reading Logs(Due every Monday).
Tuesday - None
Wednesday - None
Thursday - None
Friday - Spelling Test,Turn in independent studies, Turn in Current Event

Nine Weeks Projects 
Writing - Memoir - Second memoir is due February 1, 2011(The topic is, "The Most Exciting Thing That Has Ever Happened to Me". Third Memoir is due on March 1st.
Reading - Anatomy of a Book -This is the book report that is due on February 7, 2011. The next report will be due on March 8th.
Reading - Book Project - no date set
Reading - Group "Reader's Theater" Play Project - Items to be completed in Class - due date not yet set.
Spelling - Nine week Spelling Test -end of third nine weeks

Ms. Caroline's Monthly Calendar

Click on the picture to be linked to a calendar of in class assignments and home learning opportunities.

Mrs. Caroline's School Notes

Click on this picture to be linked to all of my microsoft word and pdf documents!!

Gradebook Items...

Your child will receive grades for Spelling, Reading, Writing, and Grammar in my class. I am listing below (in the table) the items that will be assessed in each of these subject areas.

The skills are rated on a 1-4 scale system. 
 4 – Mastered
3 – Has most of the skill mastered
2 –  Has some of the skill mastered
1 –  Has very little to any of the skill mastered

To view all the skills and a grading example, please click on the Gradebook picture!!

Course Content...

Academic Areas of Focus:

, Language Arts, and Spelling

I will be implementing Balance Literacy into your child’s every day literacy learning experience.   The Obion County School system adopted this approach to Reading and Writing in 2008.  This is a comprehensive system which includes reading, writing, spelling, grammar, and phonics.  Ridgemont Elementary is pleased to have and participate in such an excellent approach to Literacy!!



Your child will be participating in small guided reading groups along with whole group reading activities.  He/she will also be receiving various home reading assignments over the course of this next school year.  To monitor your child’s reading progress effectively, your child will be assessed by a Diagnostic Reading Inventory every nine week session to identify strengths and weaknesses.   The data will assist us in further planning for your child’s oral reading, fluency, rate, and comprehension strategies in efforts to assist your child with making gains.

Throughout this school year, your child will be receiving various Reading and Writing projects that will be coming home.  Within the first month, you will be receiving an outline and timeline of these Reading and Writing projects.  

Spelling is an integrated part of the reading program which means that some of the spelling words will appear in what we are reading or writing. A weekly word list will be coming home each Monday. 

Please help your child study during the week to prepare for a test given on FRIDAY.

Writing (including Grammar)
Fourth Grade teachers will be requesting your child to write in each subject area.  Your child will be focusing on the Six Traits of Writing (Focus/Ideas, Organization/ Paragraphs, Word Choice, Sentences, and Conventions (Grammar).  Students will be working with compound sentences, compound subject, compound predicates, proper and common nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, and prepositions. 

There will be various projects that will include writing assignments over the course of the year. 

Zaner - Blozer hand writing style is what we use.  


State Objectives...

Click on the below listed PDF files to view the State of Tennessee's Reading and Language Arts Objectives for Fourth Grade!!

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To practice Zaner-Blozer Handwriting Style, click on this picture!!


Keep checking back to this link.  We are implementing Reading activities slowly to ensure student success.  

To view Reading documents, click on the books!!


We have various Spelling lists circling the room.  After assessing all students, we found that a lot of students have different needs.  Each Spelling list that we are working with targets certain skills for each individual child. 

To view your child's weekly spelling words, click on the Bees!!!!


This nine week session, students will be practicing Verbs, Adjectives, Complete Sentences, Punctuation(commas and quotations), Compound Sentences, and a review of skills previously learned.

Stay tuned for practice links as well!!


Click on this picture to witness our future writing endeavors!!

Current Events...

Students must turn in a Current Event selected from their "Time for Kids" magazine each Friday.  Click on this picture to discover Kid News Sites and forms to use for home practice with Current Events.  Students are practicing how to summarize articles with the "Who?  What?  When?  Where?   and Why?" questions.

Independent Studies...

While some students will be working in Guided Reading groups, others will be connecting themselves within deeper meaning independent studies type activities. Independent studies work includes spelling "pick 5" activities, current event assignments, reading logs, book reports, and writing assignments.
At this time, we do not have a link for you to connect to for more information.  But, stay tuned!!


To enhance your child's learning experience in all subject areas, all three classes will be participating in the same reward system.  The reward system will be based upon your child’s Citizenship Grade Point Average.

To see more about our Citizenship approach, please click on this picture!!!

Lunch Menu Items...

Click the Ridgemont_August pdf file to view February menu items!!!

Socratic Seminar Video...

To view a Socratic Seminar, click on this picture to be linked to a video on Teacher Tube.