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About Miss Lyons

Hello and welcome to 1st grade! I am so happy to be your teacher! We are going to have a phenomenal year full of learning and fun!

I was born in Houston and moved to Bryan, TX when I was two. My family has lived in the same house since then! I graduated from Bryan High School in 2007, and then attended Texas A&M--WHOOP! I graduated with a bachelor in Education in 2012, and then began my teaching career in Snook, TX. This will be my 5th year teaching. My first year I taught 3rd grade English/Language Arts and Reading, and Social Studies. My second year I taught 2nd grade, self contained. My third year and fourth year I taught 1st grade, self contained, here at Timber Creek. I have loved all three grades and can't wait to teach 1st grade once again! I am looking forward to another wonderful year in Tomball, and a wonderful first grade year!

When I am not teaching, or planning awesome things for us to do at school, I am with my family or at church. I am the music director at my church, Faith Tabernacle. I enjoy reading a good book, playing the piano, shopping and spending time with my family and friends! Oh, and you will probably catch me at Starbucks during any free time I have! :)
 

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BOOKS and BOOK BAGS

Please send in book bags from this year! Also, I am still missing three guided reading books: Baby Bear's Present, A Message From Danny Bell, and Homes on Wheels. If you happen to have any of them, please return them tomorrow! Thanks!

A note from room moms...

Hello Everyone!

 

I can't believe the end of year party is already here!  Ms. Lyon's end of year class party will be held on Thursday, June 1st at 9:30.  All parents are invited to attend.  It is a early release day so parents are welcome to check out students after the party.  

 

Thanks to everyone's contribution a few months ago we have everything we need for the party.

 

We are looking forward to this fun event and hope to see you there!

 

Jessica Bass and Dawn Garcia

Pet Food Drive

In honor of National Pet Month, Timber Creek Gives and the PTO will be holding a Pet Food Food Drive honoring Montgomery County Animal Shelter and Abandoned Animal Rescue of Tomball. The drive will be held May 22-26. Please consider donating wet or dry adult dog or cat food, dry puppy or kitten food, puppy or kitten paté, gently used towels, or gently used blankets. You can send your donations in your child's backpack and they can drop them off at the Timber Creek Gives table in the hallway by the front entrance. Please join us as we help improve the lives of homeless animals and honor the beloved pets in our lives. Thank you!

Friday we will have an author visit us in the library, Michael White.

Next Monday we will have a Read-a-thon.  I would like to invite 5 parents to be a mystery reader to surprise the kids at different times throughout the day.  If you are available to read aloud to our class, please follow this link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/10NQIqCKmGPut5M1wOwx15BHKYmCIGbmrHH8Iol-Q97g/edit 

 

Objectives for the week: 

ELA: Students will read and write words with contractions(NO MORE SPELLING TESTS - HOORAY!);  we will review author's purpose for writing a story (to persuade, inform, or entertain) and practice retelling stories.  We will complete a fiction writing assignment for a major grade.

Math: Complete measurement unit (test on Friday over measuring length, time to hour and half hour, data and graphing).  We will also take our spring math benchmark this week - this will be divided over two days (Tuesday and Wednesday) and we will be reviewing for measurement all week long.

Science: We will look at how young animals resemble their parents and look at life cycles (test on Thursday)

Social Studies: We will review concepts learned throughout the year.  

Library Books

Hi Parents,
ALL library books are due tomorrow, MAY 12th. Mrs. Russell has to complete inventory before the end of the year. Thank you!

*STAAR testing this Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.  Our campus will be closed to visitors.  Our 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students will rock this!

 

*Friday is Field Day from 9-11 - Please wear our class tshirt!  Students will need to wear tennis shoes and may wear a swimsuit under their clothes and bring a towel - they will get wet!  Please pack clean/dry clothes including underwear and socks to change into afterwards. Parents are very welcome to join us.  Coach Kruppa is also looking for volunteers to help!  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e084daaac23a3fe3-tces

 

Objectives for the week:

 

ELA: Students will read and write words with inflectional endings - review of -s, -es, -ing, and -ed (Spelling test on Thursday due to Friday's Field Day); we will practice our fluency while reading and start a new fiction writing assignment

 

Math: Continue measurement unit by collecting data to create bar and picture graphs (measurement test will be next Friday, May 19th over measuring length, time to hour and half hour, data and graphing)

 

Science: We will look at how young animals resemble their parents and look at life cycles (life cycles test will be May 18th)

 

Social Studies: We will create simple timelines using our class birthdays and holidays that occur throughout the year.

Parents,
I cannot thank you all enough for the kindness, love, and thoughtfulness you have shown me this week!! I am truly the most blessed teacher to have each of your children in my class this year! Thank you!

ELA: Students will read and write words with inflectional ending ed (Spelling test on Friday); new reading unit on using deeper comprehension and fluency and writing for a reason

 

Math: Continue measurement unit by telling time to the hour and half hour 

 

Science: We will continue to study interdependence and take a look at food chains.

 

Social Studies: New unit on past, present, and future and how technology has changed over the years.

DASH AND BASH!!!!!

REMINDER: Please turn in your Dash for Cash pledges and order forms! We are only halfway to Let’s win a Pizza Party for our class - hosted by our own Principal Mutant Ninja Turtles! Let’s WIN!! – Class Currently in the Lead: 1st Grade Mrs. Lyon’s Class! WHOOP!
***Note to teachers - Special Gift for the Teacher that raises the most pledges!!!
 
 
 
ALSO: Want to help?!  We still have many spots to fill, please click here to volunteer: 
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090e4fa4a82ea3f58-dash

Objectives for the week:
 
ELA: Students will read and write words with inflectional ending -es (Spelling test on Friday); New unit on media literacy (we need a few more empty cereal boxes for our in class project)
 
Math: Continue unit on geometry: classify and sort 2D and 3D shapes, identify and describe halves and fourths in 2D shapes.  Test on Friday April 21 over 2D and 3D shapes and fractions.
 
Science: Continue to investigate how the external characteristics of an animal are related to where it lives, how it moves, and what it eats.  We will sort and classify living and nonliving things based upon whether or not they have basic needs and produce offspring. We will look at amphibians, birds, reptiles, insects, fish.  Animal characteristic test on Thursday.
 
Social Studies: Continue to explore geography and landforms (hill, valley, mountain, river, plain, plateau, lake, island, and volcano).  On Tuesday we will learn about Earth Day.

Wednesday Folders

Parents,
I am SO sorry I forgot to send Wednesday folders home today! I will send them tomorrow. My afternoon was off and I was not thinking about that. 

When we come back from vacation we are going to be starting a project in both Writing and Reading about Media Literacy. The students are going to be designing their own board game and creating advertisements that go with their game. In order to make the board games, they are going to need empty cereal boxes. If you could please help us out by sending in cereal boxes that are empty we would greatly appreciate it! The class will need a total of about 10. Thanks in advance!

*Tuesday is national #LoveMySchoolDay  We would love to hear stories of why you love Timber Creek on any social media with the hashtag #LoveMySchoolDay and tag @TISDTCES

*Friday is a holiday! Happy Easter!

Objectives for the week:

ELA: Students will read and write words with inflectional ending -s (Spelling test on Thursday due to holiday on Friday); Continue reading unit on becoming super readers with super strategies and writing like a famous author.

Math: New unit on geometry: classify and sorting 3D shapes.  (test is NEXT Friday over 2 and 3D shapes and fractions)

Science: We will investigate how the external characteristics of an animal are related to where it lives, how it moves, and what it eats.  We will sort and classify living and nonliving things based upon whether or not they have basic needs and produce offspring. We will look at amphibians, birds, reptiles, insects, fish

Social Studies: Continue to explore geography and landforms (hill, valley, mountain, river, plain, plateau, lake, island, and volcano).  We will make a volcano in class on Tuesday - fun!!!  We are in need of blue, green and brown play-doh by NEXT Thursday, April 13th to build landforms as well as shoe box lids to build them on. If you could donate any of these to your child’s class, we would greatly appreciate it!  Thank you!  Simple play-doh recipe if you would like to make some (and store bought is great too): 

Materials

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1 tablespoon cream of tartar
  • Food coloring
  • Saucepan
  • 1 cup flour

Directions

  1. Combine water, oil, salt, cream of tartar, and food coloring in a saucepan and heat until warm.
  2. Remove from heat and add flour.
  3. Stir, then knead until smooth. The cream of tartar makes this dough last 6 months or longer, so resist the temptation to omit this ingredient if you don't have it on hand.
Store this dough in an airtight container or a Ziploc freezer bag.

Items Needed

Hi Parents,

We have been learning about landforms in Social Studies and are going to be making play-doh landforms! We are in need of blue, green and brown play-doh by NEXT Thursday, April 13th . If you could donate any of these to your child’s class, we would greatly appreciate it! :) 

Thank you!