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I can't believe I am already in my 24th year of teaching. I wish I could say
that I have it all figured out and can just look back at my lesson plans and
do exactly what I did last year. That is definitely not the case in my
classroom. I am a constant work in progress and am hopefully getting better
with age and experience :) I love my job and believe in what Tomball ISD is
doing with children. I like to have a good time, laugh, share stories, and
see my students succeed. This is going to be an amazing year!
 

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First Day Celebration!!

 Yesterday was a great day! Your children are adorable and seem to be super excited about being back at school. Hopefully they came home with great stories from the day.
 
This page will be helpful with basic class information and dates of major projects. I don't post daily homework online, but your student should have the information written in his/her planner. I have our agenda and homework written on the board daily and give them time at the beginning of each class to copy down the information. We are all working on our organization skills. Thank you for sharing your kiddos with me :) 

Thursday, 5/4

Our last vocabulary test of the year is this Thursday over group #30! Make sure to study so we can finish strong! 

Next week...

Monday: All classes will have a "Read In." Students can bring their blanket/pillow and a good book. We will all be reading.
Tuesday: AR Cut-off
Wednesday: AR Celebration
Thursday: Vocabulary Test #14 (last grade for the 2nd nine weeks)
 
I know I am getting older, but this school year is FLYING by! Before you know it, your child is going to be in junior high. 

Reminders...

Tomorrow, 11/15 is our class spelling bee for those that signed up.
Thursday, 11/17 is the #11 Vocabulary Test. 
Friday, 11/18 we will have a quiz over examples of figurative language/literary devices and how they are used in text. 

Monday

On Monday we will be taking our first district benchmark. During this time, I will also be collecting writer's notebooks. Hopefully everyone will be updating their table of contents and finishing incomplete quickwrites over the weekend. 

Don't Forget...

Tuesday or Thursday (10/4 or 10/6) your child can make corrections on their common assessment.
 
AR cut-off date is October 11, 2016. 
 
The first nine weeks grading period ends on October 14, 2016. This year is FLYING by!!!

Reminders

Tomorrow is picture day. Even if your child is not purchasing pictures, this will be the one used for the yearbook. 
 
Your child will have a reading response to complete in Google Classroom Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday this week.
 
Thursday, 9/22 will be the group #3 Knowsys test. On this day all three classes will be previewing the book fair. Students are allowed to make purchases on this day. 

Wednesday Folders and Reminders

For your reading pleasure tonight, there are a TON of papers coming home today. Here is the "Reader's Digest" version:
*Fall Pictures will be Tuesday, September 20th. You can order online or with the envelope coming home today.
*Book Fair will be September 22-29th from 7:30 am-3:00 pm. There will be a special family shopping night on Tuesday, September 27th from 3:30-8:00 pm.
*BOX TOPS!!! Read how we can earn "stuff" for our school!!!
*Various sports related opportunity flyers
*Progress reports for the first 3 weeks of school.
*Graded papers from core classes. 
 
Tomorrow is our second Knowsys Vocabulary quiz. The kids were ROCK STARS last week, and I am excited to see how they do again tomorrow. We also have library tomorrow. Make sure your little cuties bring all of their library books to school. 

Don't forget that 6th grade parent orientation is Tuesday, 9/6. You will start in the cafeteria at 6:00 with Mr. McReynolds. I can't wait to meet all of you!