My name is Molly Schwarze and I am the ESL specialist at Creekside Forest Elementary. This is my ninth year at Tomball ISD. I am very excited to support your child in their journey with English learning and academic success!
Even though it is my ninth year at Creekside, it is my twelfth year in education. I am a graduate of Sam Houston State University where I received my bachelor's degree in Education. I am EC-6, ESL, and GT certified. As a life-long learner, I have many individual goals still to reach in education.
I have a 9th grade son, Mack, who attended Creekside for a few years and is now a sophomore at Tomball High School! We are looking forward to a successful freshman year both academically and in his sports. On the weekends, we enjoy hiking, fishing (him, not me :) ), playing baseball (lots of it), and reading.
Week of December 7th-11th and Holiday Party Sign Up
Fact Practice Packet and Information from Texas Department of Wildlife
Make an aquifer in a cup:
Materials: 1 clear cup, gravel or small rocks, potting soil, plant seeds of your choice, 1 regular straw, ½ of a milkshake straw
- Put the regular straw inside the milkshake straw to make a “well” and place your “well” in the cup. It is important that the milkshake straw stays touching the bottom of the cup.
- Put in a layer of rocks and then a layer of soil. Sprinkle your seeds on top.
- “Rain” on your aquifer! Spray water gently on top of the soil until you see water start to fill up the aquifer in the rock layer. You can then pull water out of the “well” by squeezing the regular straw and pulling it out of the milkshake straw, making sure the milkshake straw stays touching the bottom of the cup.
To calculate how much water you use in your home, you can visit www.watercalculator.org or www.waterfootprint.org
Here are some follow-up resources for learning more about animals and natural resources:
Critter Connections - a magazine for kids highlighting different native Texas animals and plants (all editions available in PDF)
Youth On-demand Webinars - FREE prerecorded online videos (available through Vimeo and YouTube)
Youth Video Conferencing – FREE videos (normally interactive, but right now we have some that were previously recorded that you can watch; links are near the top of the page)
Have a good rest of your week!
Week of November 30th-December 4th
Reminder: Energy Test Tomorrow
Week of November 16th-20th
Cougar Camp Out!
Math Quiz Monday Reminder :)
Week of the 9th-13th
Come join us!
Register on https://jason.org/isri-2020-21-recycling-contest/ (scroll down until you get to the Ask-an-Expert Live Event!)
We hope to see educators, students, and families from your district there!
Book Fair and Science Supplies!
Dear CFES families,
You’re invited to go on an epic adventure shopping our Scholastic Book Fair online now to November 14th. All purchases benefit our school! You’ll love the NEW option to shop for Book Fair exclusives directly from the interactive booklist and enjoy these special online shopping features:
- Over 6,000 items, including new releases, best sellers, and value packs
- All orders ship direct to home
- FREE shipping on book-only orders over $25*
- All purchases support our school and earn 25% in rewards
Please visit our Book Fair Homepage and click “Shop Now” to get started:
Teacher/classroom donations can be made by setting up an eWallet in the teacher’s name.
Please share this link with family members and friends. Anyone can order from the Book Fair!
Thank you and happy reading,
SCIENCE SUPPLIES! Next week, we will be needing a few items that you may have around the house. If you do, can you send them in by next Wednesday. I am in need of a few pieces of thin chipboard or cardboard, craft foam, glue dots, long plastic beaded necklaces, large plastic buttons, kid-friendly metal bottle caps :), and plastic bottle caps. Thank you in advance!
Hope my awesome third graders are having a great day off!