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All about Mrs. Guynes

WELCOME!!!

It is truly an honor to work with you and your child this year. I know
that their third grade math and science journey will be one filled with
excitement and a love for learning.

I received my Bachelors of Science degree, in Elementary Education
from Stephen F. Austin State University in 2003. Along with my degree, I
am also certified to teach Gifted and Talented students, as well as
English Second Language Learners.
I joined Cypress Fairbanks ISD and taught for several years until 2014, when I joined the Tomball family. 
While in Cy-Fair, I had the privilege and opportunity of teaching second
grade, fourth grade and third grade students.

 
When we are not working we love to spend time outside, as a family! My husband loves to fish and my son loves just about anything that involves being outside. 
 

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Tomorrows Activity (Thursday)

On Thursday the kids will participate in "Backward Day" :)
They are free to wear their clothes backwards or inside out, wear their backpack on the front, wear sunglasses on the backs of their heads, wear their shoes on the wrong feet etc. We will have some fun backwards activities at school too!! Have fun :)

Tomorrow and the rest of the year......

Good afternoon!! 
 
I cannot believe the end of the year is here! Its crazy to think about all of the things we have accomplished this year. These kiddos are truly amazing. I feel so blessed to have been a part of their 3rd grade journey. 
The end of the year tends to get crazy, so I wanted to touch base with you all about a few things. 
 
Over the next few days the kiddos will bring home their materials, from the year. Please make sure your child is coming to school with a "mostly" empty bag. This will help keep the weight down, as they carry things home. :)
 
Each day we will have a different "special event" for the kids to participate in. Tomorrow will be free draw and art time. They may bring their favorite colors or coloring pages. Please keep these to a minimum though, as they do still need room in their bags. I will also have paper and colors for them. 
 
Have a great week :)

From PE

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

 

Update 5/9

Thank you again for all the wonderful supplies today!! 

Today in your child's Wednesday folder you will see two sheets of paper. One is just instructions and the other is a page for you to write your child a note to open on Monday before he / she takes the STAAR test. This is a nice surprise for them and they will enjoy opening them beforehand. Feel free to send them back in the Wednesday folder tomorrow or send them on Friday. I will take care of a note for Tuesday :)

On Monday and Tuesday, students should leave their backpacks at home. They will not be able to have those at their desks during testing. They can still bring their lunchbox, if needed. Please remember there are no snacks or water bottles allowed during the test. 

Just a reminder that visitors will not be allowed on campus Monday thru Wednesday next week, due to STAAR testing.

Next Friday is our field day. We will have field day from 9:30-12:30. We are assigned the color red, so I would love for students to wear red that day! The cafeteria will be closed that day. Students will need to sign up to buy a bagged lunch from the cafeteria or plan on bringing their lunch that day.


Teacher Appreciation Week

I wanted to say THANK YOU so very much, for my amazing Monday and Tuesday. I love all of the gift cards and have already used a Starbucks one. :)  Today was my favorite!! I absolutely love all of the cards and handwritten notes, from my kiddos. I have been truly blessed, this year, with a wonderful group of kiddos and parents. Thank you for all of the support this year. 

STAAR Info

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 14th, 2018:  3rd, 4th Math, 5th retest

May 15th, 2018: 3rd, 4th Reading

May 16th, 2018: 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

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This week and Next week

Math: We are learning about financial literacy.  This includes income, spending money, saving, credit, and budgets. Next week we will go into supply, demand, cost and resources 
 
Science: We are learning about the life cycles of plants and animals. Next week we will start our unit on ecosystems. The students will participate in a research group to study various ecosystems. 
 
No homework is due for math this week (April 20).  I am sending home practice STAAR work for homework next week but it is not due until April 30.  The practice will be titled "Countdown to STAAR Series 6" . 

Math Study Guide,Progress Reports and Boxes

Today, the students will bring home their math study guides. It consists of a graph packet and 1 review page from the book. The packet has been completed together in class and the review page is for extra practice at home. This work does not need to be turned in. It is for practice only. 
 
Progress reports will come home tomorrow, in the Wednesday Folders. Due to STAAR testing, no Wednesday folders will come home today. We will send those folders home on Thursday 
 
3rd grade is hosting a Food and Supply Collection for the AAR, as our community service project this year. If anyone would like to donate 2 large brown boxes, for our collected items, we would appreciate it :) 

This week- April 9th

Math:
This week we will continue and wrap up our unit on graphing and data. The students should be familiar with dot plots, pictographs, bar-graphs and tally charts when we are done. They will bring home a study guide this week which will help them in preparing for our unit test, on Friday(April 13). We did not send any homework home on Friday, of last week. 
 
Science: 
We are getting into our unit on plant life cycles. The students will be able to identify various life cycles and differentiate between them. The unit test over plant and animal life cycles will be on April 20th. A study guide will come home prior to the test 

This Week

I hope that everyone had a wonderful Easter Weekend and enjoyed the amazing weather :) 
 
Math: We will begin elapsed time and then move into graphs and tables. The students will have their Geometry and Measurement Assessment on Thursday. We will prepare in class and play review games to get ready. The students will bring home a study page tonight. It is the chapter 14 test out of Pearson. 
Facts- the students are still working through their 8's, 3's, 4's and 6's
 
Science: We will study animal classification, traits and behaviors this week. The students will have their Plants and Animals Adaptations test on Friday. During our lessons this week, we will fill out a study guide page as we read. The students are more than welcome to bring that page home on Thursday night. We will also play review games in class, to prepare. 

STAAR Information

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 need to 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!

Next Week

Happy Friday!! 
 
This week has been absolutely beautiful :) I hope this weekend continues to be the same and everyone gets to enjoy the weather. 
 
Next week is a short week, as Friday is a holiday. Math homework will be due on Thursday instead. The students are bringing home 3 pages out of their Pearson book to practice for homework. 
 
This week they worked on their 8's and 3,4,6 and 8's. Those 2 quizzes will continue into next week as well. Please continue to study your facts at home. 
 
Next Tuesday and Wednesday the students will have their Math and Reading Mock STAAR tests. These are to practice for the real test. It will allow the students an opportunity to "feel" 4 hours of testing, back to back.  It will also give them an idea of what their pacing should look like. The students have been preparing all year and I know they will do great!!. Our schedules those days will be slightly different. We will still have lunch at 11:50 but our specials time will move to 1:05-2:10.