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Get ready for an exciting year in Mrs. Bohnert's 3rd grade class!  I am so thrilled to be your child's Language Arts and Social Studies teacher!  I can't wait to work as a team to help your child grow as a learner this year.  I taught 3rd grade for 9 years in St. Louis and one year of 4th grade in Conroe.  For the past 3 years, I have been a long-term substitute at Creekside.  I missed being a classroom teacher and am so blessed to have the opportunity teach again!
 
 
Please contact me any time with questions or concerns.  Children have unique learning styles and needs, so let's work together to make sure they are successful!
 
With excitement and anticipation,
Meredith Bohnert
 
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Recent Posts

5/25

A few quick reminders....
tomorrow is bring a flashlight, blanket and book
 
The party will be on June 1st, 11:30-12:30.  We hope you can make it!  There is no signup genius, just bring yourself!
 
I have a student who earned enough AR point to earn a Chick-Fil-A lunch from me.  If anyone is willing to act as a delivery person any day before Thursday (not many days left!!!)  that would be great!  Please email me if that is a possibility.
 
Have a great evening!  I'm really enjoying my last days with these awesome kids!!!

5/16

I hope that all of you fabulous mothers had a wonderful Mother's Day!!!
 
This week we will be focusing lots of time on grammar and social studies. On Friday we will have our spelling test over list 25. We began a new vocabulary unit.  We will have our final quiz over unit 14 next Thursday.  No homework, besides reading nightly and studying spelling and vocabulary.
 
We are enjoying the activities on the yellow countdown calendar. Tomorrow students are welcome to bring electronics with your permission.  
 
Our dance party for Creekfest fundraising is on Friday at our specials time (10:35-11:30).  
 
Have a wonderful week!

 

From the counselor:

Parents, 

I would love your input as to what you value the most and feel is the most essential part of a comprehensive counseling program.  If you could respond to the survey below, that would be wonderful in helping me tailor the program to meet the needs of our students here at CFES!  

 

Ms. Dean, Counselor 

 https://goo.gl/forms/Uzf4DdOvBn3eRY7I3

 

Warm regards,

 Elysia Dean

Counselor

X3813

5/12

Wow!  This has been quite a week!  Field Day was so much fun!  The kids were good sports and put their best foot forward!  Look for a bright yellow calendar that will detail some special activities to finish the year.  Please know that participation is optional for most activities and the goal is for students to have FUN!  Monday is Wear Animal Print and be prepared to Blow Bubbles. (Bring your own gum from home).  
Have a great weekend and Happy Mother's Day to all of you AMAZING Moms out there! :-)

5/9

WE MADE IT!!  The kids worked so hard on the STAAR and I am SO VERY PROUD of them!!!  Give them extra love, patience, and playtime tonight!
 
Just a reminder tomorrow we have set aside time to be creative.  Students can bring items from home to create.  A few ideas are rainbow loom, legos, bracelet making, origami, coloring pages, duct tape crafts etc. If there is anything you are unsure about, just send me an email.  (I said "no" to making slime.)  
 
A note from Coach Baxter about Field Day:

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 (YELLOW for Bohnert, RED for Guynes), 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

5/7

We have a big week ahead!  I know students are prepared to show how awesome they are on the STAAR Test Monday and Tuesday.  
 
Here's a head's up on the rest of the week:
Wednesday is a day to BE CREATIVE!!!  Students can bring things they would like to create such as weaving, clay, painting, rainbow loom, building (Legos, etc).  
 
Thursday is a day to PLAY!  Games such as card games, board games, etc...... No electronic games.  
 
Friday is Field Day.  My homeroom class should wear YELLOW.  The cafeteria will be closed, so unless you preordered a sack lunch, be sure to send one along with a water bottle.

5/5

Oh my goodness!   I cannot thank you all enough for your kindness and generosity!  You have truly showered me with kindness!  I feel so loved and appreciated.  I hope you all feel the love back in return.  I adore each and every student and the hugs they give me every day.  From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU!!!
 
There will be NO HOMEWORK, Spelling Words or Vocab. Words next week.  We will focus on the STAAR Test, then rewarding the students for their hard work later in the week.
 
If you did not send an encouraging note for the "parent homework" feel free to send it in on Monday and I will hand them all out.  Just a quick "do your best, I'm proud of you" will surely mean the world to them!
 
No backpacks, watches or water bottles are needed Monday and Tuesday. Students may bring 1 snack for the afternoon.  A  snack and water will be provided.
 
Of course, a good night's sleep, a healthy filling breakfast, and a great attitude are needed next week!
 
Thank you so much for your continued support!  Have a great weekend!
 
 

5/2

I cannot believe we are already racing downhill toward summer!  this has been such an amazing year and I have enjoyed each and every one of my students. They truly fill my heart with joy!  
 
We are getting ready for STAAR, and having some fun in order to get motivated for our big days next week.  Remember the tests are May 8th and 9th.  I will send out more information later in the week. Mrs. Guynes sent an email about "parent homework" so please be certain that you receive and read that email!
 
I am sending home two workbooks that you can keep at home for practice.  One is a blue reading workbook.  We will not be using it for the rest of the year.  In the back are some 4th grade type writing tasks that might be great for summer prep for next year.  The other book is our Motivation Reading workbook.  Any passages we have not used would be excellent practice for STAAR next week. The homework pages after each unit have short paragraphs with 4 questions. These are great to use as quick checks.  These workbooks do not need to come back to school.  We are using other materials for our STAAR Boot Camp this week!
 
Spelling is List 24.  Our Vocabulary Quiz over Unit 13 will be on Thursday.
 
Don't forget about the Penny War to support DI over the next two weeks!
 
Our Field Day is next Friday.  Our team color is YELLOW.
 
Thank you for the beautiful flowers that are brightening our classroom this week!  The notes your kids wrote nearly had me in tears!  They are so thoughtful and kind! 
 
Have a fantastic week!
 
NOTE FROM THE COUNSELOR:  
 

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

X3813

4/26

Hello my fabulous parents!  Sorry I have been incognito for awhile.  My son was very sick, then he shared the sickness with my daughter and me.  Everyone is finally back in school and starting to feel normal again!
 
I hope you enjoyed Muffins with Mom and the Book Fair!  Sales will continue throughout the week.
 
We are almost finished with the Texas Reads One Book: The Lemonade Wars.  We are continuing to practice the reading strategies and question types that can be tricky.  The most important strategy is to be able to justify their answer with words from the articles/stories they are reading.  They should be showing their thinking on their reading homework that came home on Friday.
 
This week, students are presenting their opinion piece that will double as a Social Studies and Writing grade.  I am impressed by the strong support they all have for their opinions.  
 
Spelling is List 23.  We have been working on vocabulary Unit 13 this week
Spelling test is this Friday, and vocabulary will be next Thursday.  
 

Choir Club Announcement From Mrs. Fender

 

CHOIR CLUB ANNOUNCEMENT:  If your child is in Choir Club, please look for the year-end celebration letter in your child's Wednesday folder.  The Choir is going to Main Event on May 25th.  The cost is only $11.00 for an evening of pizza, cookies, bowling, laser tag and a $10 video/arcade card.  $11 is due May 3.  Thank you!

4/14

I hope your 3 day weekend is off to a great start!  Just a quick note about homework - a passage was sent home (Believe It! Achieve It!) which is due next Friday.  I also sent home a new Spelling List #22.  Vocab. quiz #12 will be next Thursday.  More details later! 
 
Enjoy your long weekend!

4/7

What a fun time we had running on a beautiful day!  The fun continues tonight at CREEKFEST!  We are so excited!
 
For homework, I am sending home the Mock STAAR test.  Students are responsible for going over their mistakes with you, making corrections, and showing off the strategies they are strong in!  On Monday, I will attach a copy of the test with notes and thinking. (Mrs. Tasch previously prepared this and she is so kind to share with us!)  There will not be a reading passage next week, only going over the test. 
 
Also, we will wait and take Spelling Test 21 next Thursday.  There is just too much going on today to fit it all in.
 
Reading Mock STAAR Answer Key
1. A      21. D
2. H     22. F
3. D     23. C
4. H     24. G
5. D     25. C
6. J     26. G
7. C     27. A
8. H     28. H
9. D     29. D
10. G   30. H
11. C     31. C
12. H     32. F
13. B     33. D
14. F     34. H
15. B     35. B
16. F     36. J
17. A     37. B
18. J     38. F
19. A     39. B
20. H     40. F
 
Have a great weekend!

4/6

Whew!  Another great day filled with lots of hard work!  I hope to see you tomorrow when we "Run the Creek" at 10:00 or at Creekfest which starts at 5:30.  It will be such a fun time!  The kids deserve a break!  Speaking of a break... we will have some movie time tomorrow afternoon so my homeroom and Mrs. Guynes' homeroom may bring a small pillow and/or blanket if they choose.

One more post coming tomorrow about homework!  Have a good evening!

For your Information:

FLL Houston World Festival

Introduction

World Festival FIRST® LEGO® League Robotics competition is being held in Houston from April 19th-22nd. This is a great opportunity for our kids to go visit and experience the biggest sport in Texas- Robotics! There are 108 teams from around the globe that are expected to attend this event. We hope your experience will be as rewarding to you and your kids as it is for the teams that are coming from all around the world.

 

If you are new to FIRST® LEGO® League, and would like to learn more about the program please click on this link  https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/fll

 

Date, Location, and Time

Dates: April 19 – 22, 2017

Location:

George R. Brown (GRB) Convention Center

1001 Avenida De las Americas

Houston, TX 77010

Time:  Many events for other FIRST® programs are happening during this week as World Festival is part of the FIRST Championship. Please click on the following link to view the detailed schedules of the events taking place so that you can choose the event you would like to attend.

 

Full Schedule of Championship Events:

https://www.firstchampionship.org/first-lego-league-houston

 

This is a free event with no admission tickets required but you might have to pay for parking.

4/5

*I am so proud of how hard the students worked on their Math Mock  STAAR today!  I can't wait to see them blow reading out of the water tomorrow!  I hope your sweet kids get a chance to play outside, relax and have fun this evening!  They deserve it!
*Due to the Mock STAAR tests this week, let's postpone the Vocabulary Quiz another week.  So the quiz will be April 20th.  
*Thank you to those of you who ordered books.  Our class earns bonus points so I am able to order more books for the classroom library. 
Have a great evening!

4/3

For Run the Creek on Friday, our class will have American Flag bandanas (so our colors are red, white, and blue) and we run at 10:00.

Week of 4/3

It's Friday! Woo hoo!

 We had a great week, and have an exciting week coming up!

 
The reading homework passage for next week (coming home today) is "A Colorful World".  
 
CFES has a special surprise for the students on Monday!   
 
Tomball ISD along with the Great State of Texas is kicking off Texas Reads One Book on Monday, April 3rd with Coach Jason Garret of the Dallas Cowboys reading Chapter 1 aloud!   All students from grades 2-5 will be receiving their very own copy of “ The Lemonade War” by Jacqueline Davies to keep!  Many elementary schools and intermediate schools have special events planned throughout the month of April.  Math, Science, Social Studies, Art, and  PE teachers even have a few lemons up their sleeves. The secondary schools and several clubs are planning to help support the younger students by making signs and banners, and passing out lemonade to the elementary schools.  Throughout the month, secondary campuses will also participate in various activities that represent the Lemonade War.
 
This book ties in perfectly to our character studies and economics unit!  Third grade has decided to read the book in class, rather than assign it as nightly homework.  However, students may bring home the book over the weekend to share it with their family and discuss what we have been doing in class.  
 

Run the Creek Update!!

 

Run the Creek fundraising is in full swing and we need your help! As of today, we are $19,210 dollars away from our goal of $20,000! Remember, if you raise $50, you will receive 10 tickets for the raffle; if you raise $100 you will receive 25 tickets; and if we meet our goal, we will receive a school wide dance party! We appreciate your support!! 

   Our learning week:

We are taking a MOCK STAAR next week.  Math is on April 5th, and Reading is on April 6th.  

 

Students will be working on their slideshow presentation comparing the past and present for Social Studies, and finishing up their opinion piece  "Is it better to live in the past or present?" for Writing.  

Vocabulary is Unit 12: (quiz on April 13th)

audible

consume

glide

origin

prevent

punctuate

representative

scorn

stout

woe

Spelling is List 21: (test on April 7th)

 

Lesson 21

coming

swimming

dropping

tapping

taping

invited

saving

stared

planned

changing

joking

loved

gripped

tasted

making

stopped

freezing

scared

soon

really

 
DON'T FORGET.....NO SCHOOL APRIL 14th for GOOD FRIDAY!
 
I hope your weekend is wonderful!