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Room - 402

Email - sherrisaul@tomballisd.net

Phone - (281) 357-4526 x 3876

Lunch - 11:35 - 12:05

Computer Lab - Thursday

Library - Thursday

 

Specials:

  • PE - EVERY DAY!  Please wear tennis shoes.
  • We alternate art and music in weekly intervals.
  • Please note that my class is divided with the other first grade teachers. This means that 4-5 of my students  go with each of the other first grade classes.   Some of my students will be in art while others will be in music.
  • All of the students will have P.E. each day.

 

 

 

 

Recent Posts

Dear Parents,
 
We have started our Endangered Animal Research Project.  Please click onto the Endangered Animal Research tab for more detailed information. I have included examples of the completed project along with educational links to websites.   Your child will need to print pictures at home to include in his/her habitat. If you don't want to use colored ink, then your child can print the pictures in black and white and then color them with colored pencils or crayons.  You may help your child locate information for this project and print information from websites.  However, the project is to be completed independently during class time.   We will be working on this project in class for the rest of the school year.  We will also be completing the habitat in class as well.
 
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
 
Thank you for your help.
 
Sincerely,
Sherri Saul

Time Lines

Dear Parents,
 
We are making times lines and your child will need to bring three pictures to school.  We need a baby picture, a toddler picture and a current picture.  We are learning about past, present, and future events. Also, please try to send pictures that focus on your child being the center of attention and not family pictures.  It is okay if there is a family member in one of them, but this project is about your child.  If you would like to send a collection of photos that is acceptable too.  I will help your child select which pictures he/she would like to use on the time line.  Please do not send pictures that are heirlooms or pictures that you need back.  We will be gluing the pictures to the time line for a finished product. Extra pictures will be sent home as soon as your child completes his/her project.
 
I have already received several pictures and I greatly appreciate your time in collecting and printing copies for our project. 
 
Thank you for your help,
Sherri Saul

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 on Thursday is from 10:30-11:00, 1st grade from 11:00-11:30, and 2nd grade is from 11:30-12:00. On Friday, 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. Also, send them with a water bottle and towel for picnicking at lunch. 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
 
Thank you so much for all of the cards and letters I received yesterday and today.  I apologize for not reading them during the day with the students, but I didn't want to cry in front of them.  I am so grateful for all of the love and kindness that I receive each day from your children.  It breaks my heart that our time together is coming to a close and I will have to send them on to second grade.
 
With love,
xoxox
Sherri

Dear Parents,

            First graders will be going on a field trip to TGR Exotics Wildlife Park on Thursday, May 10, 2018.  Students will have the opportunity to witness extraordinary animals in their natural habitats. The buses will leave CFES at 9:00 A.M.  We will return to CFES at approximately 12:45 P.M. We are planning on eating a picnic lunch at the Wildlife Park.  Each class will be provided with a water bottle while at the park.  Please make sure your child eats breakfast before coming to school that morning.   This trip will take place during regular school hours so your child will arrive and leave school in the regular way.

           We need your help to make this trip a successful learning experience for your child.  No child will be allowed to go without the permission slip or up-to-date emergency information.  Your child’s teacher must have this information handy on our trip in case of an emergency.  Please return this form to your child’s teacher by Wednesday, May 9, 2018.

 Due to limited attendance, only the designated room parent(s) for each first grade class will be allowed to chaperone our field trip.  These parents have already been notified and are responsible for their personal payment to enter TGR Exotics Wildlife Park.  The room parent will also be in charge of getting the coolers with the student lunches and water bottles. However, because of the number of students we have in first grade and limited seating on the buses, chaperones are asked to meet us at TGR Exotics Wildlife Park. No small children will be allowed to accompany chaperones.  This is so our chaperones are free to assist their first grader’s class. PTO has generously provided funds to pay for student and teacher admissions as well as bus transportation.

Students will need to bring a disposable lunch in a Ziplock bag.  We would like all the students to wear a Creekside shirt if possible that day.

We hope that this will be a very enriching and memorable experience for your child.

                                                  Thank You

                                                 First Grade Teachers

A note from our music teacher:

 Parents: 

 Tomorrow is the first-grade music program!  They have truly worked hard; we rehearsed in the morning and afternoon for the last two days.  It is important that your child get a good night’s sleep tonight, have breakfast in the morning, and drink plenty of water.  If you have questions about what to wear or arrival time, please click on the following link.  I am looking forward to a fun day tomorrow! 

 Thank you,

Donna Rae Fender.

 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1B4E0ooOYprwRROnVcZB5MhStPAKzxHpMYM1KOH7d1lM/edit?usp=sharing

CAMPUS CLOSED TO VISITORS        DURING STAAR TESTING
 
STAAR is around the corner, and we are all working together as a team to encourage our students because we know that they are all stars!
On April 10th and April 11th, we will have our first round of STAAR testing for this school year. On Tuesday, April 10th, our fourth graders will be taking STAAR Writing, and our fifth graders will be taking STAAR Math. The following day, April 11th, our fifth graders will be taking the STAAR Reading.
 
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.
 
Just a few test-taking tips:
1. Make sure your child gets a good night’s sleep before the test.
2. Have your child eat a high protein breakfast the morning of the test.
3. Maintain a pleasant home environment and avoid unnecessary conflicts.
4. Double check that your child has his/her eyeglasses and any needed medications.
5. Arrive to school on time.
6. Explain to your child to listen carefully to all instructions and use his/her time wisely.
7. Encourage your child to do his/her best and that if they do that, you will be proud of them, and they will be proud of themselves!
 
Thank you,
Elysia Dean
 
The Egg Drop will take place on Thursday, March 29th @9:00 a.m. in the circle drive by the playground.  You are welcome to come and watch as the eggs are dropped from the ladder.  Each class will have their own spot on the drive.  In the event of bad weather we will move to the front of the building under the covered drive.  
 
You will not need to check in with the front office since the Egg Drop is taking place outside.  You will need to park in the parking lot and walk over to the circle drive by the playground.
 
I look forward to seeing you soon,
Sherri
 

                                     Reminder               

Egg Drop Project                               Due: Thursday, March 29

 

“Package” one raw egg that can be dropped from the top of a ladder and survive! 

   Here are the rules:

  1. First, place one raw egg in a baggie.
  2. Next, package your egg-in-a-baggie so it will not break when it hits the ground when dropped from a ladder.
  3. Then, label the package with your name.
  4. Last, decorate the package if you want. 

***Size of package may not exceed 7”X7”X7”. ***

Message from Mrs. Deyoe

Dear Parents,

To ensure the safety of our students and staff, TISD policy GKC Legal will be strictly enforced.                

TISD Policy:  GKC (Legal)

A district may require a person who enters a district campus to display

the person’s driver’s license or another form of identification

containing the person’s photograph issued by a governmental entity.

 

All visitors will be required to present a legal form of identification to enter the building.  All minors must be accompanied by a parent at all times.  Thank you for your cooperation in creating a safe environment.

 

Sincerely,

Jeanine Deyoe

Principal

Dear Parents,
 
I will be out of the classroom tomorrow and have decided to postpone our weekly spelling and sentence dictation tests.  We have two weeks to cover the long i (cvce) pattern words so we will continue this pattern after spring break.  Instead of having two spelling tests over the words I will condense it to one. 
 
I want you to know that your students have worked very hard this nine weeks learning about Martin Luther King,  George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, nonfiction text features, rocks and soil, data/graphing and measurement.  They are working independently and taking control of their learning.  It is amazing to watch them get excited about picking out a new nonfiction book on a topic that interests them and then wanting to share that information with me.  I am so proud of all of them and how much they have grown as learners.  I am truly blessed to have each of them in my classroom.
 
I wish all of you a wonderful spring break with your families.
 
Hugs,
Sherri
We will be at the Rob Fleming Park at 9:30 to Run the Creek tomorrow.
 
See you soon,
Sherri