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A little bit about me...I grew up in Baldwinsville, New York. Snow country! I attended Alfred University where I graduated with a teaching degree in 1986. I have been an elementary school teacher for 17 years.  I'm looking forward to a great year in 3rd grade. I truly enjoy teaching and I love seeing the growth each year in my students.

 

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Social Studies Community Project

We are studying communities in social studies and we will be doing a project in class.  Students brought a letter and list home today.  They are being asked to explore their community and collect various items to learn about their community. Please return the items by October 9th.  We will complete the project in class using the items students bring in.  Just a few tips:  flyers come home in Wednesday folders each week, grocery stores have bakeries, and downtown Tomball has several historical places and there is a community children's library in Lonestar College in Tomball.   Happy Hunting!

Parent Orientation and upcoming dates

Parents,
Parent Orientation has been rescheduled for September 28 for 3rd grade.  The time is 5:15-6:30.  Mrs. Straley and I look forward to seeing you.  Below please find a list of upcoming dates to mark on your calendar. 
 
9/13  Spirit Night: Spring Creek BBQ 5:00-8:00
9/21  K/1 Parent Orientation Night 5:15-6:30
9/28  PreK/2/3/4 Parent Orientation Night 5:15-6:30
10/2  Book Fair Week
10/3  Camp S/More Literacy Night 5:30-7:00
10/4  Rock the Block TMHS Homecoming Parade 6:30
10/6  Early Release
10/9  Student HOLIDAY
10/12 Spirit Night: Location TBD
10/13  End of 1st grading period
10/17  Fundraiser Kick-off! Cookie dough & stainless steel tumblers/water bottles
10/20  SMILE! Picture Day
10/23  Red Ribbon Week kicks off
10/26  Start sending photos for Veterans Wall
10/27  Trunk or Treat 5:30-7:00
10/31  Fundraiser money due

Spelling City Directions

Parents,
One of the menu options for spelling homework is Spelling City.
The directions for finding spelling lesson words on Spelling City are below.  I have registered myself on the site and will type in the all the words lists soon so you can find lists through my name also.
 
Directions for accessing list words on Spelling City.
On the Spelling City Home page find Search.
Type: Tomball Independent School District
Under "Registered Teachers" find Tomballisd
Click this and scroll to find the 3rd grade lesson you wish to practice.

Spelling Homework

 

Parents,

It is so good to see all the boys and girls today and to be back at school. Students will bring home their spelling list in the Take Home folders today along with the spelling homework menu. A few student forgot folders at home. That is ok. Their spelling list will be loose in their backpack. Please put the list and menu in the folder and return the blue Take Home folder each day.  Spelling for this week will start with Lesson 2.  For homework students choose 1 spelling menu item to turn in by Friday. If students need more practice they are welcome to do what they need to prepare for the test. I have introduced the list and gone over the rule for the lesson 2 list. (vCe word patterns for the long vowel sounds -aka sneaky silent e) The spelling lists are also on my web site and I will add the homework menu as well. Please let me know if you have questions. It may take sometime to get routines down. We will work through it together.

Thank you,

Mrs. Walter

I hope you and your homes are safe and dry.  If students are experiencing cabin-fever they can get a head start on studying for their first spelling test.  The spelling lists are posted in the links on this website.  We will use Lesson 1 as a practice test and complete it together this week to practice spelling test routines. Students will be tested on Lesson 2 on Friday, September 8th.  This will allow us to keep on schedule with our spelling lists. 
 
Also, Parent Orientation will be rescheduled.  I will let you know the new date as soon as I hear of it.  Take care!  I'm looking forward to getting back to school.  
Mrs. Walter

Welcome

We had a great turn out for Meet the Teacher!  It was wonderful to meet all the boys and girls and see how excited they are to start school.  I look forward to seeing them all on Tuesday.
Reminders:
Our lunch time is 10:58.
Please send 1 nutritious snack for our afternoon snack time.  Dry, easy to eat snacks are best as we work and snack at the same time.
Students may bring a water bottle to keep on their desk.  (Pop-top bottles work well for preventing spills.)
Supplies needed:
Please send in a pencil bag with a zipper open top for students to bring supplies between switch classes.
Students will need head phones to use with our class chromebooks.  Please label these with your child's name and send them in a gallon zip top bag for storage.
Enjoy your last summer days and I can't wait for Tuesday!  
Thank you!
Mrs. Walter
 

 I look forward to meeting my new 3rd graders at Meet the Teacher!
Times are listed below:
August 17 - PreK(am), Kinder, 1st Grade
August 18 - PreK(pm), 2nd, 3rd, 4th Grades
Time is based on the first letter of the STUDENT'S LAST NAME
4:30 - 5:30 A-L
5:30 - 6:30 M-Z

I hope everyone is having a fun summer!  School supplies are out in the stores.  Can you believe it?  You can still order supplies from Wildwood by going to the school website and following the link.  I have also added the WES school supply list to my links if you want to shop yourself.  Enjoy the rest of the summer!

Splash Day Reminders:
Our end of the year party is a Splash Day!
When:  May 31st  9:55-10:55
Where:  The back playground area.  Parents may come.  Please enter through the gates.
What to wear:  
Boys - swim trunks and a t-shirt
Girls- swimsuit under clothes
Shoes will very likely get muddy, so old shoes are a good idea.
Bring a complete change of clothes (including underwear), shoes and send a plastic bag for wet clothes, swim suits and shoes.
*Students may bring a squirt bottle.  No water guns please.  
Parents may sign out students after Splash Day.  Sign out will be from the front office.

I hope everyone had a fun Spring Break!  Here are some upcoming dates for your calendar.
March 28 - 4th grade STAAR writing test - no lunch visitors
March 29 -report cards go home
April 5 - McTeacher Night 5-8pm
April 7 - Blue Out -wear blue to support autism awareness
 
Thank you all for your contributions to Pennies for Patients.  WES raised $3730.00 for this great cause!

Read Across America Week (Feb. 27-March 3)
Monday - Wear College Shirts
Tuesday - Crazy Socks
Wednesday - Read a Shirt
Thursday - Dress for Dr. Seuss' B-day!
Friday - Go Texan Day

Tomorrow is the Fun Run.  Please be sure students wear running shoes.  They will receive a t-shirt that they will put on in school tomorrow.  Our class color (Walter's homeroom) is yellow if you need to find us outside. The Fun Run will go on rain or shine.  Parents may attend to cheer on their student.  Our run time is 9:55-10:55. Pledges for the Fun Run are due Feb. 24th.  Please send them in on that date.
Also, tomorrow is the final collection day for Pennies for Patients to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  Thank you for the great participation so far.  Tomorrow the winning class per grade will be determined based on weight.  If you have any more pennies to add please and them tomorrow.

Next week we will have Career Day on Friday, Feb. 10th.  Students are invited to dress up for a career they are interested in.  Also, Valentine's Day is coming up.  On Monday a note will come home with a list of classmates names to use for valentine cards.  Students will also need a valentine box or bag to collect their valentines.  Some ideas for good things to use are shoe boxes, empty tissue boxes or gift bags.  Students may decorate any way they would like.  Please keep the containers about shoe box size as they will be on the student's desk while they are working.  Please send in valentines and boxes by our party day, Feb. 14th.  Thank you!

Upcoming events:
January 16  Student Holiday
January 20  PTO sponsored movie night in the cafeteria
February 2  PTO Meeting at 9:00 a.m.
February 3  TISD Heart Day – Wear Red 
Feb 6-10   Book Fair
February 14  Valentine’s Party – parents are invited to join us
February 16  Wacky Wildcat Fun Run during specials (9:55-10:55) – parents are invited
February 17  Student Holiday
February 20  Student Holiday
February 23  3rd Grade Showcase 6pm -cafeteria
February 24 Spring Picture Day
March 2  Dr. Seuss’ Birthday – Dress up!
March 3  Go Texan Day – Wear your best duds!
March 10  Field Day – parents are invited