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My name is Jennifer Velasquez and I am so excited to be a Wildwood Wildcat! This will be my 17th year teaching and my 1st year at Wildwood Elementary.

 

I am a proud graduate of the University of Houston (GO COOGS!) with a degree in Elementary Education. I have been blissfully married for 9 years and have 3 children.  My oldest is a junior at Klein High School.  My middle child is a freshman at Tomball Star Academy and my youngest is in 2nd Grade here at Wildwood Elementary.

 

When I am not at school I enjoy reading, watching baseball (Go Astros!), football (Go Texans!) and traveling!   

It is important to me that we are partners in your child's education so please don't hesitate to contact me at any time.

 

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Recent Posts

End of Year

Dear Parents,
 
Thank you so much for such a wonderful year.  You and your children have been such a blessing.  I will miss you all dearly!
 
A couple of notes for the following days:
 
Wednesday, May 30th is Party day.  2nd Grade will be celebrating their End of Year Ice Cream Social Party from 1:35- 2:20.  You may check out your child at that time if you wish to do so.  The party is organized by the PTO so no need top bring anything. We are asking for the students to either wear or bring their field trip shirt to be signed by class members, or if you wish to send another shirt to be signed that is also welcomed. We will also be allowing students to sign yearbooks in the morning.  If you wish for your child to have their yearbook signed by classmates, you can send their yearbook with them.  If not, each child has a memory book for friends to sign.
 
Thursday, May 31st is the Last Day of School.  It is an Early Release Day with dismissal being at 12:50.
 
School supplies for next year are on sale on the following link:
 
Again, thank you for such a wonderful year!  Have a blessed summer!
 
-Jennifer Velasquez

Weekly Update

April 30 - May 4
Social Studies- We will be completing a project during this unit. Information for this is located in the following link:
 
 
Science-  Begin life cycle unit. 
 
Math- First part of Money Test on Thursday. We will be breaking the test into two parts (counting coins and financial literacy). Students will only complete the questions on counting the coins next Wednesday. We will then spend the rest of the week talking about money in regards to spending, saving, deposits and other financial literacy terms. Students will then take that portion of the test the following week.  We are counting money. Please work at home with your child on counting a collection of coins up to $1.00.
 
Reading/Writing - We will spend time reviewing different skills we have learned this year to prepare for 3rd grade! Wow... that feels weird to think about already! 
 
Specials this Week-
M, W, F- P.E.
T, Th- Music
 
Homework Focus-
Spelling- Lesson 6
Math Fact Test 6
Math homework page
 
Upcoming Activities at Wildwood-
May 1- PTO meeting 6:00 pm
May 7- Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast 8:30-9:30am
May 10- Marco's Pizza Night
May 14- STAAR Math 3rd and 4th Grade- No Visitors
May 15- STAAR Reading 3rd and 4th Grade- No Visitors

Weekly Update for Apr. 23rd

-Spring Book Fair is here! 
This week students will be able to bring money and shop at the spring book fair during school. The book fair will be open from 8:10-4:30 Monday- Friday, and also from 5:30-7:00 on Tuesday. 
-Tuesday from 5:30-7:00 will be Family Math Night!  Come join Wildwood Families enjoy and learn about math.
 
This week in.... 
Math: We will continue learning about money. If students have not brought their bag of coins yet they can still bring them for the week 
 
Reading, Writing & Science: Finishing our research projects. These are looking great so far! Spelling words are over Lesson 5. 
 
Social Studies: Finishing our unit on Maps. 
 
If anyone still needs to turn in picture money or pictures that are not being purchased please send those back next week so I can get them turned in.
 
Class Needs:
Our classroom is in need of the following supplies:
glue sticks
pencils
tissues
 
Thank you for you support!
 
 

Weekly Update

Hi everyone!
Check out what's going on next week:
 
Math- We will review fractions and take our unit test on Wednesday. On Thursday we will begin our unit on money. We are asking that students bring in a small Ziploc baggie of coins. A baggie and note went home in their homework folder today! A mixture of about 20 coins would be great - including quarters, dimes, nickles and pennies. Students will keep their baggies in their math folder to use as real life examples of coins during the unit and will bring the coins back home when we finish. 
 
Reading & Writing & Science- We are working hard on our research project! Students haven chosen an animal and have been researching and reading about their animal's habitat, food and what they look like. Along with interesting facts about their animals. We will use writing time to organize our research and science time to build a stuffed model. I'm so excited to see how these turn out.
 
Social Studies- Continuing to review and make maps. 
 
**Spirit Night next Thursday at Bahama Bucks!
 
Have a wonderful weekend wildcats! 

Weekly Update

Week of April 2nd

 Math: Students will take their Geometry test on Tuesday. I will not collect the test review until the day of the test. On Wednesday we will start our unit on fractions. 

Reading & Writing: We will begin our research unit in reading & work on our small moment narrative in writing. 

Science: Plant & Animal needs & environments 

 

Weekly Update

Dear Parents:
 
I had a death in my family and had to go out of town.  I apologize that homework folders were not sent home today.  I did leave directions in my plans to send home, and with this being a short week, I understand your frustration.
With that being said.  I am NOT going to give a spelling test this week.  We will continue spelling next week with Lesson 2.  I will however still send home the homework folder tomorrow.  In it will be the math fact test, which we will still take on Thursday, and a Math review.  We will have a test on Tuesday, April 3rd, so the review will not be due until then.
 
Again I apologize for the confusion and hope you understand.
 
Please don't forget that tomorrow is Picture day!
 
Tuesday: Spring Picture Day - Students will take individual photos and we will take our class photo. Order forms for pictures came home in Wednesday folders last week. 
 
Wednesday: Wacky Fun Run Pep Rally! 5:30-7:00pm here at Wildwood Elementary. We will be getting pepped up and ready for the fun run with some awesome games and other activities! 
 
Thursday: Wacky Fun Run during specials. Students can come to school dressed as WACKY as possible... crazy socks, hair, clothes..etc! I can't wait to see what they come up with! 
 
Friday: No School 
 
Social Studies- We will be learning about Scientist and Inventors.
Math-  We will be continuing with 2D and 3D Shapes.  They will be learning how to sort the shapes and label their attributes.
Reading - This week we are continuing Media Literacy. We will be looking into different types of media and how they are used.  Assessment on Wednesday and Thursday.
Writing- We are digging deeper into small moments.
Science- We are learning all the parts of a plant and everything they need to grow.

Welcome Back!

We had a wonderful time on the Field Trip.  We learned about early civilization living and were very thankful about the things we have today!
 
This week will be a short learning week, so there will be NO HOMEWORK!
 
Homework will resume next week March 26th. It will also be a short week, so make sure they practice their words for the spelling test on Thursday.
 
We are collecting items for our second grade Fun Run basket. If you are willing to donate any items to put in the Game Night basket, please send them with your child to school. We need of board games, puzzles, snacks, games, blankets. etc. Your help is greatly appreciated.
 
This week:
Reading/Writing:  We are learning about Media Literacy.  
Math: 2D and 3D Shapes
Science: Plants
 
Upcoming Dates to remember:
3/27 - Spring Picture Day
3/28 - Wacky Run Opening Ceremonies 5:30pm-7pm
3/28 - Wacky Wildcat Run - During Specials
3/30 - Student/Staff Holiday
4/6 - Blue Out for Autism Awareness
 

Weekly Update

Wow! Only one more week left in the 3rd nine weeks. I cannot believe how fast this year is flying by. I am so excited for all the fun events coming up; starting with Field Day on THURSDAY! 
 
Field Day Info: Our field day will be Thursday, March 8th, from 12:40-3:20. Parents are welcome to come! If you have preregistered (sent back the orange form that came in Wednesday folders) then you will enter field day through gate leading to the playground area. Students are encouraged to wear tennis shoes, comfortable clothes and sunscreen. Students may bring additional sunscreen if needed. Also, please send students with a water bottle labeled with their name. If you plan on taking students home afterwards then you will need to sign them out with me and get an exit ticket. 
 
Thursday morning before field day we will be having some fun in the morning too! Students may bring in board games from home to play with their friends. (Students may bring in on Wednesday to lighten their load for Thursday.) 
 
Other important dates for next week:
Math test over measurement and time will be on Tuesday. 
Spelling test over lesson 8 words will be on Friday. 
 
Science- We will be wrapping up our Moon phases unit by digging deeper into objects in the sky.
Social Studies- Students will be presenting their Biographies this week.
Math-  Reviewing Time and Measurement.  Math test Tuesday!  Measurement Olympics fun the rest of the week.
Reading - We will be beginning our Media Literacy Unit.  Students will be discovering the part of media literacy and the author's purpose.
Writing- We will be beginning our Media Literacy Unit.  Students will be immersed into different types of media literacy.
 
Specials this Week-
M, W, F- Art
T, Th- P.E.
 
Homework Focus-
Spelling- Lesson 8
Facts- Mixed Facts #8- Fact sheets go home today! 
Math Focus- Review for test
 
Upcoming Activities at Wildwood-
March 8- Marcos Pizza night
March 8 and 9- Field Day (March 8th 12:40-3:20 is ours)
March 12-16 Spring Break
March 19- Student Holiday
March 20- 2nd Grade Field Trip (Dvorak)

Field Trip Info

Dear Wonderful Parents,
 
Today I am sending home permission slips for our Field Trip.  It has a letter that explains all of the details as well as two forms that need to be completed and returned. The third sheet of the packet, the Permission Form, has two places to sign and have been highlighted.
  Please ask you child for the slip and return them as soon as possible.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at any time!  Looking forward to a fabulous time!
 
-Jennifer Velasquez
 
Field Trip Information:  Permission slip MUST be completed, signed and returned for your child to attend by February 26th!
Where: Jesse H. Jones park and Nature Center
             20624 Kenswick Dr. Humble, TX 77338
When: Velasquez Class- Tuesday, March 20th
             We leave WES at 9:00am and return at 1:30pm
 
If your child is bringing lunch, they will need to bring a sack lunch that can be thrown away after eating.   The students will need to wear tennis shoes and layered clothing.

Weekly Update for Feb. 20-23

Dear Parents,
I first and foremost want to apologize. Being Tuesday, I was completely thrown off and forgot to send homework folders home today.  You can access homework here on Edlio under Homework on the side menu,
 
February 20-23
Science- We will be studying the phases of the moon and objects in the sky.
Social Studies- We will be choosing a historical figure to research and write a report about. 
Math- We will begin our Measurement Unit! We will continue to be working on telling time to the minute and know between AM and PM. We will also be finding the area of shapes  and measuring length using non-standard units this week. 
Reading - This week we will continue reading and comparing books in a series and focusing on character traits in our books. 
Writing- We will continue writing our Persuasive Writing piece.
 
Specials this Week-
W, F- Music
T, Th- P.E.
 
Homework Focus-
Spelling- Lesson 6, TEST will be on Friday!
Facts- Mixed Facts-  A practice sheet will be coming home with your child with the homework every week.  This is the exact test they will be given on Fridays.  Please work on these facts with your child.  We like to see what they can get done in 2 minutes.
Math Focus- Time Review
 
Upcoming Activities at Wildwood-

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

3/1  4th Grade Showcase

3/2  Dr. Seuss’ Birthday – Dress Seuss-y!
3/8 Marcos Pizza Spirit Night
3/9 Field Day
 
Have a wonderful week!

Weekly Update for Feb. 12-16th

Week of Feb. 12th

Career day was a success! We had so much today having the guests share their jobs with us. We learned about many skills and occupations and had a blast!
 
Next week:
 
Valentine's Party is on Wednesday - 2:40-3:25 - Parents are welcome!
The students will decorate a bag in class that morning to collect their cards/goody bags in. I will provide the bags. :) 
 
No school Friday
 
Reading & Writing: In reading we are talking about books in a series along with digger deeper in comprehension. A big focus right now is making sure students are understanding and able to think deeper about what they are reading. Help with this at home by asking students questions about the books they are reading. In writing we are working on persuasive writing. Spelling test will be Lesson 5 on Thursday.  
 
Math: Telling time! Students need to know the difference between the minute hand & hour hand. They will need to understand how to read a clock to the minute. We introduce this on Monday but feel free to start these discussions at home! 
 
Science: We are studying the Moon phases! We have a pretty cool project next week involving Oreos.  So if you would like to donate a package of double stuffed oreo, it would greatly be appreciated!
 
Social Studies: Continuing our biography unit/ Tomball reads one book with The One and Only Ivan
 
We are still in need of Thin black Expo markers and tissues. If you can please send these items it would be greatly appreciated!
 
Have a wonderful weekend wildcats! 

Weekly Update Feb. 5th- 9th

February 5th-9th

 
Language Arts: We are beginning a new Unit and are talking about book series as well as digging deeper into comprehension of what the students are reading. In writing we will begin persuasive writing. Students will explore how to persuade an audience through their writing. 
Spelling test this week will be over Lesson 4 . 
 
Math: We will wrap up adding and subtracting 3 digit numbers and will have a test on Thursday. Please practice homework sheets and review word problems!
Our next unit we will start is telling time, so a great idea to get ahead would be to start talking about clocks, hour hand and minute hand. 
 
Science: We are beginning a new unit of Exploring objects in the sky! We will begin learning about the moon, sun and planets. 
 
Social Studies: We will continue our biography unit, along with continuing our district  Tomball Reads One Book event, The One and Only Ivan. 
Friday, 2/9 is Career Day this is a fun day for students to enjoy learning about different careers throughout the day. Your child is also welcome to dress up like what they want to be when they grow up.
 
Specials this Week-
M, W, F- P.E.
T, Th- Music (Dunn)
 
Homework Focus-
Spelling- Lesson 4
Facts- Using 10 and doubles to add and subtract
7+6=__, 10+6=__, 4+6=__, 5+10=__, 5+6=__, 7+8=__, 5+0=__, 2+3=__, 12+3=__, 5+7=__, 16+3=__, 8+3=__
15-5=__, 5-3=__, 12-3=__, 16-7=__, 17-8=__, 18-3=__, 14-7=__, 12-6=__, 13-6=__, 15-4=__, 5-0=__, 10-3=__
 
Math Focus- 3 digit addition and subtraction Test Review
 
Upcoming Events
2/8  Spirit Night: Spring Creek BBQ
2/9  Career Day – Dress Up and Guest Speakers
2/14 Valentine’s Day Party 
2/16 Student Holiday
2/19 Student Holiday
2/23 Go Texan Day – Dress Up in Cowboy duds!
3/1  4th Grade Showcase
3/2  Dr. Seuss’ Birthday – Dress Seuss-y!
This Thursday, 2/8 is our Spring Creek spirit night from 5-8
 
Friday, 2/9 is Career Day this is a fun day for students to enjoy learning about different careers throughout the day. Your child is also welcome to dress up like what they want to be when they grow up.
 
Next Wednesday, 2/14 is Valentine's Day and we will have our class party. You are welcome to join us for the party if you're available, we will exchange Valentine cards or gift bags as a class.  We have 21 students in our class.
We will create a bag in class that day, you are welcome to send items to decorate with such as stickers, paper, etc. that day!
 
Next Friday, 2/16 and Monday, 2/19 are student holidays!

Weekly Update Jan. 29- Feb. 2

Here are some updates for next week:
 
Reading & Writing: We will continue poetry throughout the week and wrap it up on Friday with our test. We have been exploring different types of poems and it has been fun seeing the students really get into creating their own. We have talked about identifying rhyming words in poems, visualizing what the poem is about and identifying the moods of different poems.
 
Spelling:  This week our spelling test will be over Lesson 3 words. 
 
Math: We will continue with our adding and subtracting of 3 digit numbers with and without regrouping. 
 
Science: We are learning about different types of weather and take our test on Friday
 
Social Studies: This week in Social Studies we are beginning our biography unit and start learning about interesting people in history. 
 
We will go to library on Tuesday, so please make sure students have their books. Also, if you have not returned the signed the brown report card envelope yet please send that back on Monday. 
 
Have a wonderful week!
 
Upcoming Events
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!
3/1  4th Grade Showcase
3/2  Dr. Seuss’ Birthday – Dress Seuss-y!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year and Welcome Back!
I am so excited to see all my kids back and in action.  
We have made New Year's Resolutions and have vowed to prepare ourselves for 3rd grade!  
Brief update for this week.  
*There will be no homework this week.  Homework will begin next week, January 16, 2018.  
*Next Monday, January 15th is a Holiday so there will be no classes.  Enjoy your 3 day weekend.
 
Social Studies: We are beginning timelines, important dates and important people.
Reading/Writing:  We are beginning a Poetry Unit  with our focus on rhythm, rhyme, imagery, and mood.
Math:  We will review 2 digit addition and subtraction with and without regrouping and begin 3 digit addition and subtraction with and without regrouping. Knowing math facts is key to understanding these units so please practice math facts at home! 
Science;  We are beginning our Weather Unit!  
 
Thank you for your continued support and looking forward to a great second semester!

Dec. 11- Dec. 22

Dear Parents,
 
I just wanted to update you on the next couple of events until our Holiday break.  
 
Reading:  I have been administering Independent Reading Level Tests, and will continue for the next week.  Please practice reading and asking question to your child.  I have a list of comprehension questions on my practice tab on this website.
We also will be taking a Fairy Tale test.  We discussed Cinderella, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Rapunzel and Little Red Riding Hood. Quiz your child on characteristics of Fable and Fairy tales. 
 
Math: On December 14th, we will be taking a Math Unit test on 2 digit addition and subtraction with regrouping. Please continue to practice regrouping with your child.
 

On the lighter side....
- December 21st is Polar Express Day.  We will participate in a number of learning activities and fun.  The kids are invited to dress in their pajamas on that day.  We will also enjoy hot chocolate and goodies.  If you are interested in helping out, please sign up through this link:
 

- 12/14  Spirit Night – Marco’s Pizza Delivery/14 

- December 22nd is the  Holiday Party & Early Release . Parents are more than welcome to join in the festivities. It will be an early release day.  Students will be dismissed at 12:50. Due to the early release, there will be no visitors allowed for Lunch time. 

Dec. 25- January 9 is winter break.  Students return to school on January 10th!