Melissa Castaneda

Fifth Grade Teacher-RLA and Social Studies

West Creek Elementary
Phone: (931) 802-8637

About Me

I graduated with my Master's in Teaching from Austin Peay State University. Also, I have a Bachelor's of Science in Psychology from the University of Maryland. This will be my 6th year teaching 5th Grade at West Creek. When I am not in the classroom with your children, I am spending time with my own. My youngest son turned three this July. I have a son entering first grade, and a daughter going into fourth grade this year. I am so excited to continue my teaching career here at West Creek Elementary. I look forward to meeting your child and working with them during their final year at West Creek Elementary. If you have any questions feel free to contact me through email or call West Creek at (931) 802- 8637.

If you would like to purchase any books through Scholastic Book Club you will find the website under under classroom links. Any purchases you make for your child helps earn free books for our classroom!

The class code is: LYR7F

The code is

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Specific materials that will be needed for my class include:

2- Spiral notebooks (Reading and Social Studies)

1- 3 prong folder

Students will be expected to have highlighters, pencils, dry erase markers, and glue sticks daily.

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Many have inquired about a wish list for our classroom. Any of the following are always appreciated to help our classroom run smoothly.


-Anti-bacterial wipes

-Paper Towels


-Glue Sticks

-Dry Erase Markers

-Candy (for rewards)

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Classroom Expectations

1.  Be Respectful

2.  Be Responsible

3.  Demonstrate Integrity

Student Handbook
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