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My name is Amy Walker and I'm so excited to get to know you and your child! Thank you for visiting my class website and for working with me this year to ensure your child has a smooth transition and successful school year.  First grade is an incredible year for academic growth!  I can't wait to see all the progress your child makes this school year.  

 

I'm thrilled to begin my fifteenth year of teaching!  I graduated from the University of Florida in 2002 with a Bachelor's in Elementary Education. In 2003, I earned my Master's degree in Special Education. I hold certifications in EC- 6th grade, special education early childhood - 12th grade, and an ESL certification.  

 

My husband and I relocated to Texas in the summer of 2016 from Orlando, FL.  We have two sweet fur babies that are very spoiled.  Ringo, our thirteen-year-old miniature schnauzer, is full of pep and still thinks he's a puppy!  Cody, our thirteen-year-old rescue cat, enjoys laying in the sun and playing with his toy mouse.  When I'm not working, my husband and I enjoy bike riding and kayaking.  I also love to bake.  

 

I can't wait to begin the new school year and am honored to be working with you and your child!

  

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Each classroom will have a Valentine’s Party on February 14th in the afternoon. The schedule for each grade level is below. Students will be allowed to bring valentines for their classmates on the day of the party. If you choose to send valentines for the exchange, please make sure to send one for each student in your child’s homeroom class. The exchange will only take place in the homeroom class, so please do not send any for students in other classrooms.

We ask that you keep your item simple and similar for each student. We need to be cautious of allergies and provide only store-bought treats as part of the exchange. Since all students in the class will receive your valentine, please do not write the name of each class member on the valentine, just have your child sign their name before sending them to school. This will greatly speed up the exchange process. Also, we will not be able to deliver balloons, flowers, stuffed animals, etc. to your child during the day.

Due to the festivities and preparations needed for the day, we will not be able to accommodate lunch visitors on the 14th. However, parents are invited to attend the Valentine’s Party in the afternoon.

1:00-1:45  Kinder / 1st Party

2:40-3:25  2nd/3rd/4th Party

Important Dates Coming Up

 

1/26  CRAZY Hair Day – for raising over $20,000

1/26  Last day for Pennies for Patients

1/29 Mock STAR test- No lunch visitors

2/1   PTO Meeting 9:15 in cafeteria

2/8  Spirit Night: Spring Creek BBQ

2/9  Career Day – Dress Up and Guest Speakers

2/14 Valentine’s Day Party – parents invited (separate email coming)

2/16 Student Holiday

2/19 Student Holiday

2/23 Go Texan Day – Dress Up in Cowboy duds!

3/2  Dr. Seuss’ Birthday – Dress Seuss-y!

Spelling

Due to the fact that we were only in school for two days last week, we did not have a Spelling test on Friday. We will push all Spelling units back one week. (please correct in red take home folder) We will study short “o” words with blends/diagraphs this coming week and have our test as usual on Friday.

 

Please join us for our classroom holiday party on December 22nd at 9:30AM. (Please remember that we will not be able to distribute any party favors or goodie bags sent by individual parents for the class.)
Parents will sign in and out with their child’s homeroom teacher and receive a ticket if you are taking your child home with you at that time. Only adults listed in our school check out system will be allowed to take students home with them. Finally, due to the early release and holiday parties we will not be able to accommodate lunch visitors this day and the cafeteria will serve sack lunches.

 

Kinder / 1st Grade

9:30 - 10:15

2nd / 3rd / 4th Grade

11:45 - 12:30

Early Release

12:50

The Polar Express is coming, Thursday December 21st! Have students wear their favorite pajamas and get ready for a fun-filled day of learning!
Students will participate in lessons and activities throughout the day that are tied to the Polar Express story.
They will also enjoy cookies, candy canes, and hot chocolate during the movie!
 
The students are so excited for our day of fun! Please remember slippers can be worn in the classroom but please also send sneakers for recess and PE. 

Erasers

Parents, we are running low on erasers (big pink ones). If you can help us out in any way we would greatly appreciate it! Thank you so much!

Friday, October 27th
5:30-7:00
 
Come see how the Teachers, Wildwood Staff, PTO and parents have decorated their cars and receive a fun treat at each one! We hope you can join us for this family fun event!
Parents,
Today your child brought home their first "Home Reader." Please read this book with them several times throughout the week. This book may be challenging for them, but that's ok...you are there for support! 
In the envelope you will see a reading log. You are only required to sign once per week...please do not sign the folder each time the book is read. (I will have to replace the sheet often if so...)
Home Readers should be returned to class on Friday.  Typically "Home Readers" will go home on Monday.  Enjoy!

October 23rd-27th is Red Ribbon Week!

Monday October 23rd- Rally in Red- Wear Red to kick off the week

Tuesday October 24th- Lei off Drugs- Wear a Lei or Hawaiian shirt

Wednesday October 25th- Sock it to Drugs- Wear crazy socks

Thursday October 26th- We are tutu smart to get tied up with drugs- Wear   tutus or ties

Friday October 27th- Put a lid on drugs- Wear any type of hat

Book Fair!

Wildwood's Book Fair is coming October 2-6. Check out the schedule of events and get ready for the reading frenzy!

Students will be given opportunities during the school day to shop, make wish lists, and purchase books. If you would like to shop with your child then we welcome you to come before school at 8:10 (or 7:30 on Thursday), after school at 4:00, or on Tuesday evening during Camp S’More Literacy Night. If coming after school, please be sure to send a note that your child will be a car rider that day.

October 2
Monday
8:10-4:30
 
October 3
Tuesday
8:10-3:30 and during Camp S'More Literacy Night 5:30-7:00
Come enjoy the activities and stop by the book fair to shop!
 
 
October 4
Wednesday
8:10-4:30
 
October 5
Thursday
7:30-4:30 Early morning day
 
October 6
Friday
Book Fair closes at 10:00 (early release day)
 
 
 
Thank you for supporting the book fair and for encouraging your child to read every day!

October Upcoming Events

 

WoW!!! September has come and gone...October is going to be busy! Here are some important dates to add to your calendar...
 
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

Parent Teacher Conferences

Please be on the lookout for an email to sign up for Parent Teacher Conferences!  It will be a sign-up genius link!

Gradebook

Parents, this week I am slowly beginning to input some of your child's grades into the gradebook.
Over the summer, you all should have received a letter from the district that included a login and password to access the gradebook. If for any reason you did not receive this information or misplaced it, please contact our Registrar at mariesolorzano@tomballisd.net
 

Wednesday Folders - Graded Work

Just wanted to let you know that any graded work that is done in class will be sent home in the Wednesday Folder.