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Room - 320
Email - lyndseyallbritton@tomballisd.net
Phone - (281) 357-4526 x 3867
 
 
 
 
 

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Reminders:

I will be submitting our first scholastic book order after school on Thursday.  This is a great way to build your child's home library. You can also find lot of books to practice sight words. You may order online at 

 

Our class code is HQL93

 

*Parent Orientation will be on Thursday, Sept. 21 at 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. If at all possible, we ask that children not attend this event.  Seating is limited in our classrooms and the information presented is geared for parents.

 What are we learning about?

-reviewing letters Ii -Mm (identifying, sound, and writing)

-sight words: by, see, like, I, is (how to spell and read)

-writing our name with only one capital 

-calendar math

-2-D shapes and their attributes/ introducing 3-D shapes

-all about our classmates

-following directions & classroom (school) procedures

 

Volunteer Opportunities:

I will have a sign-up sheet during Parent Orientation for anyone who wants to be an at home helper or helper at school, but I do need some help early this week if anyone is interested. If you would be interested in helping with any of the following please email me to let me know: setting up homework folders, cutting out laminations or stapling our new sight word books. The amount of help that I received during computer lab last week was amazing! Thank you all for being a wonderful group of parents!

Our first Scholastic Book Order went home today. These book orders are a great way to build your child's home library. Just go to the website to order, and the books will be delivered to our classroom. 
Our class code is HQL93


Please empty your child's yellow folder DAILY. Remember you only need to sign the behavior sheet if your student has had a misbehavior that day.
 
Parent Orientation is Thursday, September 21 at 6:00


 
Our Library day is Thursday. Please return library books that day so your student will be able to check out a new one.
 
Please let me the day before/of if you plan to bring birthday treats at lunch. *Remember* we are a peanut free classroom... so whole class treats must be peanut free. 

 
What are we learning about?
-reviewing letters Aa - Ii (identifying, sound, and writing)
-sight words: I, a, look, at, the, see
-writing our name with only one capital 
-what is science
-following directions
-idenitifying 2d (flat) shapes
-reader's workshop 
-using shapes to draw people

 We will be going to the computer lab for the first time on Monday. I could use a few extra sets of hands to help the students learn to login. If you would like to come help in the lab at 9:30 please contact me by email at lyndseyallbritton@tomballisd.net . If you have not yet sent headphones to school with your child please do so as soon as possible.
 
 
** Parent Orientation has been rescheduled for Sept. 21 at 6:00

Welcome back!!
 
 
 
 This week we are reviewing the letters Aa, Bb, Cc, Dd. We are naming each letter, making the correct sound, and writing it. We are also identifying words that begin with each letter. We are assessing our students to see who has masters both upper and lower case letter names and sounds. I am very impressed that so many of our classmates that have a solid understanding of all of their letters and sounds!!!! YAY!!!
 
We went to the library for the first time today! Our class library day is Thursday. Please return library books on every Thursday.
 
What are we learning about?
-reviewing letters Aa - Dd (identifying, sound, and writing)
-sight words: look, at, the (how to spell and read)
-writing our name with only one capital 
-calendar math
-all about our classmates
-following directions & classroom (school) procedures

  I hope everyone is dry and safe! School will resume this Tuesday and I look forward to seeing everyone! Parent Orientation will be rescheduled, and I will let you all know as soon as we receive the date.
 
** We will begin going to the computer lab and using the laptops this week. Everyone is very excited to use the computers. Please send head phones to school with your child to use this year.

Our second day of kindergarten was amazing! We toured the school and learned the procedures in each place. We also learned about our school tools scissors and glue sticks!
 
We will begin going to the computer lab on Monday the 28th. We will be learning how to login to the computers. Please send head phones to school for you child to use on the computer this year. 
 
If you would like to help me in the computer lab on Monday at 9:30 please email me. 

 We had a great first day of Kindergarten!  We enjoyed reading Pete the Cat, Rocking in My School Shoes and going on a school tour. We learned about a few of our "school tools" and used our brand new pencil and crayons to draw a self portrait.  We read The Kissing Hand and made one for you. We learned how to play safe outside. We went to art and PE. Today was a very busy day of learning lots of new rules and procedures... your students are probably very tired!! 
 Please send a snack and water bottle daily. We will send home the water bottles each afternoon to be cleaned and refilled.
Your child's yellow daily folder went home in their backpack. There are several papers in the front pocket to take out. Please send the yellow folder back to school DAILY and remember to send any notes or transportation changes inside the front pocket. 

WOW! It has been an amazing year! I love seeing how much each student has grown since the beginning of school. Also, thank you for all the end of year goodies. Have a GREAT summer! 

If you ordered a yearbook for your child, they were sent home Friday. If you were unable to purchase one and you would like one, there are a limited number available in the office for $40. Please write your child's name inside the front cover and send them back to school on your student's signing day (Tues. May 30)
 
Water Day Info:
We will enjoy the outdoors in Kindergarten with a water fun day! The students will participate in all kinds of fun water activities, such as water balloons, misters and squirt bottles, relay races and everything water. Clothing & shoes will get completely wet. Please send a full change of clothing – including socks, shoes, and underwear. Students will change after the activities. Boys may wear swimsuit bottoms and a t-shirt or swim shirt. Girls may wear swimsuits under their clothes, or shorts and a swim top. Clothing must meet dress code requirements.  You may send a hat for and please apply sunscreen at home.  Each student will enjoy popsicles to wrap up the fun!
 
important dates:
  • Tuesday, May 23 - author visit
  • Friday, May 26 - kindergarten water day
  • Monday, May 29 - no school
  • Tuesday, May 30 - yearbook signing
  • Wednesday, May 31 - game day
  • Thursday, June 1 - last day of school! class party 11:15. early dismissal 12:40

WATER DAY! 
On Friday, May 26th we will have water day from 11:30 - 1:30! In order to have a successful water day we are in need of donated items and volunteers.
Below is the donation and volunteer sign up. Please consider donating, if you are able. Items should be brought in by Monday, May 22rd to ensure that we have everything needed. 
volunteer sign up - 
donation sign up - 
 
important dates:
  • Friday, May 19 - library books due
  • Tuesday, May 23 - author visit
  • Friday, May 26 - kindergarten water day
  • Monday, May 29 - no school
  • Tuesday, May 30 - yearbook signing
  • Wednesday, May 31 - game day
  • Thursday, June 1 - last day of school! class party 11:15. early dismissal 12:40

Thanks for a great teacher appreciation week!

Thank you all so much for the flowers, notes, sweets, and gifts this week. I am so lucky to teach each of your students!!

-Today BLUE homework folders will come home. Please keep them at home to use for continued practice.

Field Day
 
A note from Coach Baxter

 Parents,

Your child will participate in field day this week. K-2nd grade will be on Thursday from 9:30-12:30, and 3rd -5th grade will be on Friday from 9:30-12:30. Please make sure that they wear the color that their teacher has given them, and tennis shoes. Field day attire must follow the school dress code. Kindergarten lunch is from 10:30-11:00, 1st grade from 11:00-11:30, and 2nd grade is from 11:30-12:00. Grades 3-5 will eat after the games at 12:30. If you did not order a box lunch for your student, please be sure to send your student with a sack lunch. On Friday the cafeteria will be closed, and will not be serving the regular menu to ANY grades. Only box lunches that were pre ordered, will be served on Friday. Please pack a lunch on Friday as well, if you did not order a box lunch.

 Please make sure that your student puts on sunscreen/bug spray before they come to school. Please send them with a water bottle and towel for picnicking as well. We are hoping for beautiful weather, but you never know what could happen. Unless it is storming, we will plan to go on with the day. Thank you for allowing your child to participate. We are looking forward to 2 days full of fun!

 Coach Baxter & Coach V

 

 -WOW... I can't believe our year is almost over. Please email me and let me know if you if you would like to have an end of year conference. 

Students in grades 3, 4, and 5, will have an opportunity to show all that they’ve learned this year as they take a variety of STAAR tests.   

May 8th, 2017:  3rd, 4th, Math STAAR, 5th retest

May 9th, 2017: 3rd, 4th, Reading STAAR, 5th retest

May 10th, 2017: 5th Science STAAR

 Due to the security of this testing process, all parents (Kinder through 5th grade), will eat lunch with their children on other dates. Volunteers are also asked to reschedule their time. Thank you in advance for your cooperation in this matter. Here at Creekside Forest, we have the most amazing parents who provide their time and care to volunteer and make our school a nurturing environment.

Warm regards,

Elysia Dean - Counselor

 
 -Our program is Thursday, May 4th at 9:30 & 6:30. We are so excited!! Please see previous posts for additional information, or check out Mrs. Fender's website.
 
 -School will be closed to visitors Monday (5/9), Tuesday (5/10) and Wednesday (5/11) due to STAAR testing. 
 
 -Tuesday May 9th Kindergarten will have a picnic at the park. Send your child with a towel and lunch (students can still purchase a cafeteria lunch if needed).
 
important dates:
  • Thursday, May 4 - Kindergarten Program
  • Tuesday, May 9 - picnic at the park
  • Thursday, May 11 - Field Day (lunch from home)
  • Friday, May 12 - cafeteria is closed
  • Friday, May 12 - RED reading folder books due
  • Friday, May 19 - library books due
  • Tuesday, May 23 - author visit
  • Friday, May 26 - kindergarten water day
  • Monday, May 29 - no school
  • Thursday, June 1 - last day of school! class party 11:15. early dismissal 12:40

FRIDAY is the field trip!
Here are a few reminders:
-Leave your students backpack and all folders at home. Folders will be turned in on Monday.
-Please pack lunch in a plastic/ziploc bag with their name on it. Lunch kits are not allowed. Everything needs to be able to be thrown away.
-Wear a green shirt.
-Bring one disposable water bottle labeled with name.
-Have your student at school as early as possible. We will leave at 8:45
 
Important dates:
  • Friday, April 28 - book fair closes at 12
  • FridayApril 28 - field trip to the Oil Ranch
  • Thursday, May 4 - Kindergarten Program - 9:30 & 6:30

April and May are busy months! Please add the following dates to your calendar.
  • Next week, April 24-28 is our book fair. We will go as a class to the book fair on Thursday during our library time - 1:00. You are more than welcome to send money with your student or join us at that time. 
  • Tuesday, April 25 is Muffins with Mom.
  • Friday, April 28 is our field trip to the Oil Ranch. Or class will be wearing green shirts. Students will ride the bus to the ranch and will be paid for my PTO.Chaperones will be assigned a small group of students on the day of the trip. All parents attending will need to provide their own transportation. All students will ride the bus back to school.
  • Thursday, May 4 - Kindergarten Program
  • Thursday, May 11 - Field Day- Kindergarten will wear yellow shirts
  • Friday, May 12 - cafeteria is closed
  • Friday, May 26 - Kindergarten Water Day
  • There is no school May 29

What a great time Creekfest was! I hope everyone had as much fun as my family did!
 
Permission slips for our field trip to The Oil Ranch went home last week. Please sign and return to attend the trip. It will be a lot of fun. Visit the website www.oilranch.com
 
The students are preparing for the kindergarten music program on May 4th. If you have not please subscribe to Mrs. Fender's website so that you may get updates.