Hi! My name is Melissa Shaw.
Welcome to our second grade classroom website. It
is my hope that this website will improve communication
between home and school as well as serve as a resource for
other educators. Classroom pictures and projects have
been added to the Now Showing
section. Please feel free to check back often and invite
others to see what exciting things are happening with Mrs.
Shaw's Shining Stars.
Parents: Welcome to
our school family! I am excited to be your child's teacher
this year and look forward to getting to know you. Please
visit the Behind the
Scenes section if you are looking for information about
our classroom. I update on a regular basis, so check back
Students: Congratulations on making
the cut for Shaw's Shining Stars where we are setting the
stage for learning daily. Check out
the Shining Stars
section of the website to meet the cast or for links to
many educational games. Throughout the school year
this area will be updated frequently as we start new units
Educators: Welcome! Please visit the
section to find many different ideas and resources for your
classroom. You will also find links to websites
that were created by wonderful teachers who inspire me on
a daily basis. In the teacher download section you will
find teacher created resources for second and third grade
MacMillan McGraw Hill Florida Treasures Reading series.
Win my "Stage for Learning Class
Act" web award.
This website is a work in progress. If you have any
comments or suggestions, I am happy to hear them.
Web links change often... please email Mrs.
Shaw if you find one that doesn't work properly.
Disclaimer: This site is not sponsored or
reviewed by Volusia County Schools. This site was created
and is maintained by Melissa Shaw. I am solely responsible
for the content on this site.
My name is Melissa Shaw and I am currently a second grade
teacher at Ortona Elementary School. I am fortunate
to call Ortona my home for the past fifteen years.
In my sixteen years in teaching, my experience has ranged
from kindergarten through third grade. I hold a Bachelor's
and Master's Degree in Elementary Education which I received
from the University of Florida. Go Gators! Currently
I am taking classes with the University of West Florida
in Educational Leadership.
I am married to a wonderful man and have three beautiful
children that keep me on my toes. I am part of a close
knit family and enjoy spending time with my parents and
If you need to get in touch with me, email
is best; however, I am also available by school phone.
I look forward to a great school year!