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I am excited to begin another new school year at Wildwood Elementary! I love new beginnings! I started my teaching career over 16 years ago in Tomball ISD. Prior to teaching, I worked in the banking industry for 11 years. I have taught Special Education, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade, both departmentalized and self-contained in each grade level. This year I will teach English Language Arts and Social Studies. My switch partner will teach Math and Science.  I attended Texas A&M University where I obtained my Bachelor of Science. Through an academic partnership with Tomball ISD, I attended Lamar University and graduated with a Masters in Educational Administration.  I am certified to teach students in Special Education, ESL, and Gifted and Talented programs. What's most important is that I enjoy teaching all students and celebrating their educational growth throughout their year.  
 
I look forward to a terrific year and partnership with you and your child where I plan for us to create many special memories!  
 
 
Information about Wildwood can be found at this link:  http://wes.tomballisd.net/
 

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Week of Oct. 16th!

Tomorrow we kick off our Cookie Dough and Tumbler Fundraiser!
 
Picture Day is Oct. 20th!  
 
Red Ribbon Week kicks off next week, Oct. 23rd - Plan Ahead!
- 10/23 Rally in Red - wear RED
- 10/24 Lei Off Drugs - wear a lei or Hawaiian shirt
- 10/25 Sock it to Drugs - wear your crazy socks
- 10/26  We Are Tutu Smart to Get Tied Up in Drugs - girls wear a tutu, boys wear a tie
- 10/27 Put a Lid on Drugs - wear a hat, any type
 
This week in ELA, we are finishing up our second narrative and celebrating our stories over two days where each child will get to be an author!   Next week we will write our first fictional narrative!  We will begin to journal reading responses to text that we read.  Next week, we will begin reading and responding to non-fiction text as well as learn about text and graphic features.
 
Your child should have brought home the second 9 weeks Spelling List.   We will begin  Lesson 8 tomorrow and test on Friday.   I am sending home new Reading Logs tomorrow.  I am expecting each child to complete their Reading Log for reading 20 minutes daily as part of their homework as well as the reading done at school.  Once their Reading Log is complete, students will get to go to the Treat Jar!  The reading level is not necessary if you do not know it.
 
Beginning Oct. 26th, start sending pictures of Veterans for our Veterans Wall!  It is impressive and will make you proud!  The pictures are not returned (I believe), so please send a picture we can keep.
 
Have a great week!!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Week of Sept. 25th, 2017

Parent Orientation is this Thursday, Sept. 28th.  We will have a meeting in the cafeteria starting at 5:15 p.m.  Then you will be released to the classrooms at 5:45 p.m. with orientation ending at 6:30 p.m.   We will first meet in Mrs. Brown's classroom and then parents will visit their child's homeroom for a special surprise!
 
Mystery Readers - I am 95% finished with Mystery Readers online sign-up.  It will be every Friday.  There will be two time slots for each Friday, one for Mr. Ho's homeroom, and one for mine.  I am trying to make it at a convenient time for all!  You will need to have a background check complete prior to entering the classroom.   It is an online application and takes just a couple of minutes to complete.  Also, it has to be done each year if you volunteer.  It takes about a week to be approved and you will get an email confirmation.   The front office will get a report each Monday of the approved volunteers for our campus.  I will send the link out once it is finalized - let's hope there are no duplicate sign up dates/times.  
 
Field Trip - Two forms are going home today in Wednesday folders.  One is for chaperones/volunteers, another is the medical form that must be returned in order to attend.  We are going to the Tomball Museum on Thursday, Oct. 26th (9 a.m. - 2 p.m.), which fits perfectly with what we are learning about Communities!  Forms are due back Oct. 5th!
 
Parent Conferences - A notification through was emailed to you with a link to sign up for a time slot.  We can add more slots as they fill up.  Plus we can always meet throughout the year.  
 
Box Tops - Please turn in Box Tops in an envelope, Ziploc bag, or collection sheet.  This is a grade level competition!   The first collection of Box Tops will occur on November 1st!   
 
Next week is the Book Fair!  A flyer is coming home today in the Wednesday folder!
 
Next Tuesday is Literacy Night!  Hope to see you there!  5:30-7:00 p.m.
 
One more thing, please let me know if you have questions on the Scavenger Hunt project for Social Studies.  Items are due on Oct. 9th!  Please place your child's name on each piece and in a Ziploc baggie.   I saw many on the floor last year without a name!   I hope you enjoy your trip around your community!  I personally like #4, the one where you visit a bakery or another place to get a treat!  I think we all deserve one!!
 
Have a fabulous week!

Homework for the Week of 9/18 for ELA/Soc.St.

Today was an exciting day with an unexpected downpour at recess!  The kids were screaming with surprise and excitement!   
 
The afternoon class did not write down their homework, but they did get their DoJo treat reward!!  I believe all parents are linked to their child's DoJo account by now.  If not, please email me and we will fix it.  DoJo is our way of motivating and rewarding students in the classroom.
 
For homework, we have Lesson 4, long o words, to study this week along with 20 minutes of Reading daily.  The students can record this on their Reading Log as best they can and with your help.  We have practiced this a couple of times, and you can leave out the Reading Level column for now.  
 
Another item your child will need to work on Chrome Books in class are ear buds or headphones to keep in their backpack or in class.  They are working in a Google Classroom and will have assignments to complete which involve sound while others are at different stations.
 
The last thing to cover is the outstanding form from the Specials teachers regarding the conduct and grading policy.   It requires your signature, is on white paper, and was sent home in last Wednesday's folder.  If you have lost it, here is the link to print another copy.   https://docs.google.com/document/d/1VIptUGUDEpGzGCoh_K496tdzxtB0kPRzyi121o8o3WY/edit
 
That is it for now!  Have a wonderful week!  
 
 

Parent Orientation Rescheduled

Parent Orientation will be rescheduled on a future date. Currently it was scheduled this week on Sept. 6th for 3rd grade.  We will notify you when the date has been rescheduled.  Thanks again for your patience!

Week of Sept. 5, 2017

I hope that all of your friends and family were safe during Hurricane Harvey.  I am sure we are all ready to get back to school!   With that said, here comes the homework for the week!   I apologize for losing Monday, but we need to get started!   
 
This week's homework for all subjects is:
 
Spelling - Lesson 2 (We skipped Lesson 1 due to Hurricane Harvey.)
(Link for list of words and all lessons is on this page and coming home in blue folder as well.   Test is on Friday.   The students will practice these words this week at the Spelling Station this week.
 
Social Studies - Me in a Bag - your child will bring home a brown bag with directions.  Basically your child will bring 4 items that represent themselves and return this THURSDAY.  It is a time to share with others as we build our classroom community.   No more than two pictures, and other items that represent their favorite things.  Nothing alive!  Nothing valuable!  Must fit in the brown bag which they will decorate in class.  This will be a daily grade and shared this Thursday and Friday in class.   
 
Math - The math team does not have specific homework as of Monday, Sept. 4th but will on Tuesday, Sept. 5th.   They need their student workbooks in order to create an assignment.  I will re-post this for you once I receive the information.
 
Please let me know with a note if your child is changing their transportation from the last week in school.  I am sure we are all ready to return to our routines.  I am very excited about seeing my new students again!!!
 

First Week of School

Just a reminder, your child will need a snack and a water bottle for school each day.   Our lunch time is approximately 11:03 a.m., so a healthy afternoon snack will keep your child nourished!  
 
Recess is from 2:20 - 2:40 p.m.  It get's hot, no matter what time of year because they love to play hard, and a water bottle comes in handy! 
 
Our first week we will set up our interactive notebooks and learn how to work through stations and other procedures.  We will also form our community and get to know each other!  
 
In 3rd grade, we have a "switch" class and teacher.  I am teaching Language Arts and Social Studies, while my partner will teach Math and Science.   We will start switching on the second day.  The switching takes some practice, but students can quickly get the hang of it. Each morning, your child will enter their homeroom class and get ready for their switch teacher.  Your child will return to their homeroom class at 12:55 p.m. to receive the other half of instruction for the day.   This helps minimize classroom interruptions.  Most students leave school in the afternoons and all their belongings will already be in their class at that time (planner, homework folder, lunch kit, etc.)  
 
Another exciting thing third graders experience is the use of a planner.  We do not have planners yet, but they are expected shortly.  You will get an update when they arrive.  Parents are asked to sign their child's planner each night and to review their homework assigned for the week/day.  A good way to help your child develop study skills is to have them pack and unpack their backpack each day so they are aware of what materials they have at school each day and can keep their backpack clean.  
 
There is much more information coming your way during 3rd grade's Parent Orientation, on Sept. 6th, 5:15-6:30 p.m.
http://wes.tomballisd.net/apps/events/2017/9/6/3742556/?REC_ID=3742556&id=0    I just wanted to give you a heads up of some new things before Parent Orientation.
 
I made a page on the website containing our Spelling List for the first 9 weeks and another page showing our current Supply List.   The first Spelling test is Friday, September 1st.  
 
A big "THANK YOU!" to those who picked a dot to help our all our kiddos and the organization of our room!   I appreciate you subscribing to this website where you will stay informed of what's happening in our classroom! 
 
Have a good evening!
 
 

Meet the Teacher THANK YOU!

Thank you to all parents and students who were able to attend Friday's Meet the Teacher.   I appreciated your patience as we greeted so many new and bright faces from both classes.  I truly enjoyed meeting each and every student!  We are going to learn so much and build some great memories together.  I hope you enjoy your extended weekend as we prepare to greet all of our students for their first day on Tuesday, August 22nd!  

 

If you were not able to attend, please make sure we have a transportation note regarding how your child will go home each and every day.  See you on Tuesday!  

Mrs. Brown 

 

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Welcome Back to School!!

 I look forward to meeting my new third graders at Meet the Teacher!  Here are the times below:
 
August 18th - By letter of your last name
4:30-5:30 A-L,  5:30 - 6:30 M-Z
 

Last Day of School!!

I can't believe how fast the year has flown!   The kids have matured so much and are ready for 4th grade!  Just keep up with those math facts and reading over the summer!!
 
Tomorrow we have Early Release!   Most of the students have emptied their desks and today brought home their pencil boxes and any other folders left!   Tomorrow all students need is a lunch, unless they have chosen to buy a sack lunch.    They will go home with their report card and Wednesday folder containing some art work!  That's it!  
 
If you left early today, then you may want to bring your backpack or a bag!  You have some stuff to carry and you need something to put it in!!
 
We have lunch in the pod area together one last time - 11:05-11:35 - not much time so bring something easy to eat and throw away if you can!   Specials will be in the cafeteria from 10:00 - 10:40 a.m. with some dancing!   
 
It's been a great year!   I was thankful to have worked with your child and grateful to have you as a partner!  I wish you all the BEST summer!!!  See you around or at least next year I hope!
 
Mrs. Brown
 

Last Day of School!!

I can't believe how fast the year has flown!   The kids have matured so much and are ready for 4th grade!  Just keep up with those math facts and reading over the summer!!
 
Tomorrow we have Early Release!   Most of the students have emptied their desks and today brought home their pencil boxes and any other folders left!   Tomorrow all students need is a lunch, unless they have chosen to buy a sack lunch.    They will go home with their report card and Wednesday folder containing some art work!  That's it!  
 
If you left early today, then you may want to bring your backpack or a bag!  You have some stuff to carry and you need something to put it in!!
 
We have lunch in the pod area together one last time - 11:05-11:35 - not much time so bring something easy to eat and throw away if you can!   Specials will be in the cafeteria from 10:00 - 10:40 a.m. with some dancing!   
 
It's been a great year!   I was thankful to have worked with your child and grateful to have you as a partner!  I wish you all the BEST summer!!!  See you around or at least next year I hope!
 
Mrs. Brown
 

Next Math Fact Test 5/17

The last math fact test will be on Wednesday, May 17th and will cover all multiplication and division facts.   It looks similar to last week's test.