Ms. Tiller / Welcome
Welcome to 3rd Grade!

My name is Molly Schwarze and this is my eight year at Tomball ISD. I am very excited to be your child's teacher and am looking forward to a fantastic year full of engaging and exciting learning experiences.

Even though it is my eighth year at Creekside, it is my eleventh year teaching. The last 10 years, I was in 4th grade. This is my first year in 3rd grade and I am so excited for the challenge and adventure ahead. 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 braving his first year 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.

As your teacher, my goal is to increase curiosity and excitement for learning through rigor and relevance. I want you to find your confidence in math and your curiosity in science! We will work together in a student-centered environment to reach individual and whole class goals. I hold high expectations and as a class we will strive to meet those expectations and challenges in and out of the classroom.

I look forward to meeting you and learning all about your hobbies and adventures!

2020-2021 is going to be a year for the record books! 


Week of April 5th-9th

Happy Monday!
I hope you had a wonderful 3 day weekend with your families! If you celebrated Easter, I hope it was a good one. 
Here is the weekly Smore for updates: https://www.smore.com/pfkxm
Creekfest Information is below:
Silent Auction:
Text creekfest21 to 76278 
Preview begins at 8 PM tonight. 
Auction is LIVE at 8 PM Sunday (April 4th) through 8 PM Thursday (April 8th).

Grab your raffle tickets here! The drawing will happen live on Friday!

And lastly.... 
Read this message from the PTO Vice President:

Hello CFES Parents,
Although this year’s Creekfest is different, we are hoping that we can still surprise the kiddos with a campout-themed Sugar Shack! One of our awesome parents, Anna Bollinger, is going to whip something up to make this happen. If you are able to donate to the Sugar Shack cause, we would be truly appreciative. We are asking for $5 or $10 donations through Venmo. Please see the signup genius link below:
Have a great rest of your week!
Molly Schwarze

Smore for Week of March 29th-April 1st

Happy Weekend!
Wow, we had an amazing week back from Spring Break full of hands-on learning. We picked roots and compared them discussing plant adaptations. We searched for vines and plants with thorns. We went on a parallel line and right angle scavenger hunt inside and outside the building. We had a glow stick geometry party and created polygons. We participated in a virtual lab from Ms. Paquette  who taught us really neat adaptations that birds have.....the learning and fun goes on and on :). I am so proud of the hard work they put in. 
Since Monday is officially the start of the last 9 weeks, we will be focusing on closing out the year strong, but also showing independence and problem solving to move into almost 4th graders. Ms. Andress and my expectations from day one have been set high, but we will continue to push for growth with character building and learning expectations. Personal accountability will be a big goal.
Here is the Smore for next week: https://www.smore.com/ksug6
Remember, next Friday is a holiday and students and staff will be off. 
Molly Schwarze

Smore for March 8-12th

Happy last week before Spring Break! Hope you had a fabulous weekend. The weather was beautiful. 
Picture day is tomorrow. 
Here is the weekly Smore: 
Molly Schwarze
A note from our class parent:

Dear Parents, 

Camp Creekfest will be here before we know it! Our class is participating in the Silent Auction portion of the event by creating our very own basket. Each class will be donating a themed basket. We would love for you to participate by visiting the link below where you will find an itemized list via SignUpGenius. Then click on “View Full Description” to see details and instructions. 

You can drop donations to me or have them shipped to my house.

250 E Tupelo Green Circle

I will have a box outside of my door for donations!

All items are due to me no later than March 23rd.




If you would rather make a monetary donation donation towards the basket you can

venmo me: @pgunnell

Thank you!


Math Review

I just wanted to send a quick note that your child brought home their review packet for our multiplication and division test that we did in class today. It should be in their backpack this evening. Some are not completed due to time. If your child would like some extra practice, they can complete this or review the questions from today. **the most valuable time to review may be just practicing their multiplication facts. 
Also, tomorrow in the Smore, there will be a section about the Valentine's party next Friday. Please check this section and let me know if you have any questions.
Last, but not least! We had a presentation this morning from Greg Tang on how to look at our times table. He is this AMAZING mathematician and showed some really neat ways to break apart numbers and use number sense. Ask your child what they thought about it!
Hope you have a great evening and the rest of your week. 
Molly Schwarze 

1st Week of February!

Hello everyone!
Here is this week's newsletter: https://www.smore.com/765sh
If your child has not returned their slip on the Solar System Project, please look at it together as soon as possible and return by Wednesday.
Have a great week.
Molly Schwarze

Week of January 19th-22nd

Hello 3rd Grade Families!
It was our first full week back in the 2021 New Year. We covered a lot this week, including celebrating our unique traits and differences. I will post a picture of our hands we created and decorated to share our unique traits. We also dove into division this week. Have your child show you some of the different ways they practiced division. I was so proud of the strategies and work they showed. The big challenge we will face these next few weeks is determining the correct operation in word problems. You can help at home by asking them the difference between multiplication, division, addition, and subtraction and have them model and explan. Division-separating equally. Multiplication-joining equal groups. Addition-combining two or more things for a total. Subtraction-taking away to find a difference. 
Don't forget that Monday is a holiday. School will start Tuesday next week. 
Here is the 3rd Grade Smore to see what is coming up for next week:
Hope you have a great 3 day weekend. Thanks for sharing your awesome kiddos with me this year.
Molly Schwarze

January 11th-14th, First Full Week of 2021

Hello 3rd Grade Families!
I was so excited to see your child this week. I had a wonderful break, but definitely missed their smiling faces and their awesome brains. We reviewed our multiplication skills and dug into soil in Science.
Here is the Smore for next week: https://www.smore.com/1twre
Keep practicing those multiplication facts! Let me know if you have any questions.
Have a great weekend.
Molly Schwarze