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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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Meet the Teacher

I can't wait to meet my new students tomorrow.  Welcome to 3rd grade!  It will be a great year!

Meet the Teacher Schedule

A-L  Thursday, Aug. 16th from 4:00-5:00

M-Z  Thursday, Aug. 16th from 6:00-7:00

School Supplies

School supplies are out in stores.  If you did not order supplies through the school our 3rd grade supply list is attached in the Supplies Tab on my Web Page.  Enjoy the rest of your summer!  School will be here soon.  :)

Field Day!

Field Day for 3rd grade is Friday, March 9th 9-11:40.  Parents are welcome to attend.  Pre-register with the form in the Wednesday folder for quicker check-in.  The entrance for Field Day is the side gate.  Rainy Day entrance will be the front doors.
Please send a water bottle with your child labeled with their name.  Students can wear their team color.  Check planners Monday for your child's team color.  Thursday and Friday March 8 and 9 we will have lunch in our pod area.  Please send a lunch if you did not RSVP with the form to purchase a lunch from the cafeteria.
Spelling Test will be Thursday due to Field Day the schedule.

New reading Homework will start Monday Feb. 12 - Look for workbooks to come home Monday.  The reading passage homework schedule and PURE passage strategies can be found in the Documents tab.
Valentine Party - February 14th  2:40-3:25pm.  Please send in 22 valentines signed with your child's name and a box or bag for collecting valentines.

Upcoming Activities This Week

1/22 - Texas Reads One Book kick off, students will bring their book, The One and Only Ivan, home today.  The reading schedule was emailed and is attached on my web page under the documents tab.
1/25 -3rd grade Showcase - report to music rooms at 6:00
1/26 -Crazy Hair Day -reward for fundraiser
1/26 Pennies for Patients collection ends

Reminder:  Our social studies timeline project is due Tuesday.  I have attached the chart to fill out and letter with directions if you need another copy.  It can be found in the documents tab.  Thank you!

Happy New Year!  I am so excited to see all the boys and girls tomorrow.  We will not have a spelling test this week, but the new list will come home if students want to start practicing Lesson 16 for next week.  I have added two new options on the spelling menu for homework practice.  Please check the Take Home folder tomorrow for a note about a social studies timeline project coming up. This last half of the year will be full of fun!

Reminder Dates

Here are some upcoming dates to be aware of...
10/30 Math CBA
10/31 Fundraiser money due
11/06 Reading CBA
11/07 WES is an Election Site – no visitors
11/07 McTeacher Spirit Night
11/13 Food Drive begins

Red Ribbon Week

Dress up themes for the week...
Monday - wear red
Tuesday - wear a lei or Hawaiian shirt
Wednesday - crazy socks
Thursday - tutu or a tie - Field Trip to Tomball Museum
Friday - wear a hat

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

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

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



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