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Welcome to Wildwood! I’m so excited to be your child’s teacher this year. We have lots of fun things in store for 2nd grade.
I graduated from Le Tourneau University, and am certified to teach PK-6th grade. I also have certifications for GT and ESL students. I have been teaching for 10+ years and have experience in Pre-K through 4th grade.
I have been in Tomball ISD 4 years and have enjoyed being in a smaller town with my family. We have really enjoyed the exciting things to do and see here in Tomball. I’m married to my college sweetheart, Michael and we have two daughters, Mackenzie (18) and Molly (14). 
I’m so thankful to be a part of your child’s education and look forward to working together throughout this year!
If you're looking for information about Wildcat Cares Club go to my pages under Wildcat Cares Club.


Recent Posts

Next week 10/16-10/20

Good afternoon,
I wanted to send our weekly email early since a few things came home in the blue folder this weekend.
We will be working on letter writing during Writing. We've decided to have the students write a letter to another student in our class, and we'll send them by mail. We've attached an envelope with the directions for you to send it back next week!
We are continuing in our Place Value unit for Math with the addition of ordering numbers and comparing numbers. We sent home a review for your child to work on at home before our test on Friday, October 20th!
In Reading we will be focusing on strategies for decoding tricky words, so that will be a good conversation to have with your child during reading time each day.
We will continue talking about our government as well as  community service providers in Social Studies. We will also continue our work on the Energy Bus, focusing on Rule #2: Fuel Your Ride with Positive Energy. 
In Science, we will discuss how matter changes and the physical properties that we notice when matters changes.
We are back to our normal schedule for Library, please have your students bring their books back on Monday.
PICTURE DAY is on Friday, October 20th!! 
Thanks so much for your support, as always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.
Mary David

This week 10/2-10/6

Good afternoon parents,
I hope you've had a great Monday! We have enjoyed a great start to our week so far. We've got a busy week in store, so here's the rundown of everything happening at Wildwood and our classroom.
Book fair is this week. You are welcome to come shop with your child at lunch any day this week! We are able to start sending students during the day on Wednesday if you are just wanting to send money with your child for them to pick their own books. We went to the book fair this morning and made a wish list, that will be in their blue folders this afternoon if you want to look over it together.
Literacy Night is tomorrow night from 5:30-7:00. We have some fun things planned for the kids and look forward to a great time hanging out and reading.
Friday is a half day and we will have a shortened schedule which includes lunch and the Spelling Test. Please fill out this LUNCH FORM  asap so the cafeteria can plan for how much food to prepare for that day. We will release students at 12:50.
This week we're working on the following things in each subject:
Social Studies - we're wrapping our work on Maps this week and moving into Community and Public Servants.
Reading - we're working on using context clues in our reading and how synonyms can help us figure out words.
Writing - We're continuing to work on small moment stories and adding in skills like types sentences: interrogative, declarative, exclamatory.
Math - We're continuing to work on place value, especially using number lines.
Science - We're working on physical properties of solids and liquids.
Many of you have already signed up for a conference with me, if you have not please check the Sign Up Genius that I sent earlier to pick a time.
Have a great week!
:) Mary

Parent Orientation

Hi Parents,
Thanks so much for those of you who were able to come out tonight! Here is the presentation in case you need to reference it or if you weren't able to come.
Mary David

This week 9/25-9/29

Good evening,
I wanted to send a quick update about a few things for this week!
Library is cancelled for this week due to Ms. Muse having to attend a staff development class today. Unfortunately we won't be able to make up the day later this week.
Book Fair will be held NEXT WEEK! Students will have the opportunity to go at school or before/after school with parents. If you come to have lunch with your child you will also be able to attend and shop.
Thank you so much for getting the shirt sizes to me so quickly, and thanks for your patience with the form online.
This week we will begin working on our first "Rule of the Road" from our Energy Bus theme this year, Rule #1: Create a Positive Vision. We will discuss this at school and would love your support at home as well.
This week we're learning:
Reading: Using inflection when you're reading. Understanding what you're reading so you know how to read it.
Writing: Small moment stories. We're continuing to work on a small moment story and will continue that throughout this week.
Math: We are working on Place Value. We will work with numbers from 0-1,200. We are discussing Standard form, Expanded form, Word From, Picture form.
Science: We are completing our unit on measurement this week. We've discussed length, capacity, weight, temperature.
Social Studies: We are discussing maps and how to use them/read them. What they are used for and will be creating our own maps at the end of the week!
Wish List Items:
Parent Conference Sign Up:
If you haven't signed up already, please go here to sign up soon.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns please contact me!
Mary David

This week 9/11-9/15

Good evening,
This week we begin Homework, however some of the students didn't get the full sheet to work on. I will have the copy for your child tomorrow. Here will be our weekly homework plan from here on out:
Monday - Spelling practice (use Tic-Tac-Toe sheet or your favorite practice method)
Tuesday - Math Fact practice - we're working on doubles this week (2+2, 3+3, 4+4, etc)
Wednesday - Math, addition/subtraction practice (this is a sheet that went home with everyone)
Thursday - Practice spelling words for test on Friday
**Homework will be due on Friday, this includes 1 spelling activity and the Math sheet from that week.**
This will be the case for the rest of the year!
Mary David

This week Sept. 5-9

Parents, I sent out an email yesterday with lots of information about our start back this week. One of the things I mentioned was Spelling Test is this week. We had a rushed dismissal this afternoon and I didn't remind the students to grab their blue folders to get the Spelling list, so here's the words if you need them:
I sent home an activity sheet for you to use if you're looking for ideas to study with, NO Homework is due!!!
Also I sent home a Class Dojo page for you to register with in the Wednesday folder. This is a great way for you to monitor behavior for your child. I don't communicate through the site, so please email me if you have questions or concerns!
Mary David

Clean out backpacks/Wednesday

LOTS of stuff was sent home with your child today and even more needs to go home tomorrow! Please clean out backpacks tonight. All of your child's final copies of their writings were sent home in a student made booklet, definitely enjoy reading those. I also sent home a few items that we had left over from the year for the students to practice with over the summer :).
Tomorrow is WATER day!! Please send your child DRESSED to participate in the water activities, fully clothed with sunscreen already on. If you are planning to take your child home with you after the water day, you will check them out from the back gate. We will have tickets to release the students. 
If your child is staying, please send:
- full set of clothes
- plastic bag
- shoes
- socks
- towel
Label anything and everything you can to help minimize losing things!

Camp Out Day

Dear Parents,

On Friday, May 26th, 3rd grade will be doing a class camp out. We will have a fun filled day of learning all based around a camp out theme with activities such as writing campfire stories, reading camping related stories, etc. It is a day that kids really enjoy, all while practicing the important skills we learned this year.

EACH student will need to bring a medium size rock (fits in the palm of the child’s hand) to create a pet reading rock for the summer.

We look forward to an exciting day of learning!


3rd grade teachers


Reader's Theater and Books to Return

This week we are working on Reader' Theater in our reading time. Today we selected the Reader's Theater for each group, tomorrow we will begin talking about props and costumes. If your child would like to bring in a prop or costume, they are welcome to do so on Thursday or Friday of this week. Please be sure to mark their name on the item. 
If your child has a Take Home Reader at home still, please return that as soon as possible. Many of the books belonged to the school and inventory has begun for those books. If you are unable to find the books, the cost will be $8 to replace the book if it is lost.

Summer Book Clubs

This flyer went home in Wednesday folders, but here it is just in case! I just downloaded to a PDF, so it should be accessible to everyone. Thanks so much for those who have already returned the form, I will definitely be in touch soon!

Thank you!!

Thank you so much for all of the wonderful treats on Thankful Thursdays, I was out today at a meeting at the district office and came back to a wonderful spread of flowers! You guys are awesome, thanks so much :).

Field Trip - Tuesday, May 16th

Just a reminder that we’re going on our field trip Tuesday, May 16th to Mercer Arboretum. Here are some reminders of things to do/bring:

  • Wear your Fun Run shirt
  • Wear good closed- toe walking shoes
  • Apply bug spray and sunscreen at home (Optional)
  • Bring a water bottle (labeled with name on it)
  • Pack your child’s lunch in a gallon ziplock bag with their name on it (the lunches will be kept in a cooler of ice)

This is an all day field trip, so please plan accordingly. We look forward to having a great time with the students!