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About Miss Lyons

Hello and welcome to 2nd 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 Texas A&M with a bachelor in Education in 2012, and then began my teaching career in Snook, TX. This will be my 6th 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,  fourth and fifth year I taught 1st grade, self contained, here at Timber Creek. I have loved all three grades and am so excited to be back in 2nd grade again! I am looking forward to another wonderful year in Tomball, and a wonderful second 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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Help our class win extra recess!!

It's not too late, join the TCES PTO for the 2017-2018 school year and help us get to 80% membership and watch our tree GROW!
Help us reach our goal and the ENTIRE SCHOOL win EXTRA RECESS by joining today when you go tojoin.myschoolanywhere.com and enter TCESPTO.
Here are the leaders in each grade as of TODAY:

Kinder - Harcrow
1st - Shockley
2nd - McDowell
3rd - Thomas
4th - Too close to call... help your child's class pull ahead!!
5th - Abrams

Kids LOVE extra recess AND the winning teachers get a lunch/recess pass so if you don't see your child's class listed, make sure you register before FRIDAY! If you have any questions on membership, email Brooke atmembership@gmail.com.
Thank you for supporting the PTO!


Happy Monday! I hope you had a restful weekend!  
Tomorrow is picture day. Please make sure you turn in your order form if you would like to order pictures. The order forms were sent home in Wednesday folders. 
Grandparents day is Friday during lunch. Our lunch time will be 11:40-12:10. 
If you did not have a chance to sign up for conferences last week, please use the google link to sign up. Please do not delete any names. Thank you!  Parent Conference Sign-Up
Fact tests- Beginning the 2nd nine weeks, we will take a weekly timed fact test. They will all add up to half of a major grade. This week we will take a practice fact test to see how we do. Students can practice their facts in fun ways like rolling 2 dice and adding the two numbers. Also, there is fact practice on Front Row: Enter child's first and last name, and our class code is: ntngn2.
This week we are learning:
Reading: This week in reading we are learning how to notice punctuation. Our voice should change when we see a question mark or exclamation mark versus when we read aloud a telling sentence with a period. Students will also review how to make predictions and use context clues to prove their thinking with text evidence. 
Writing: We will focus more on small moments this week. We will work on creating good beginnings and adding transition words to our writing. 
Math: We will continue to learn about place value this week. We will practice using standard, word, and expanded form of a number. We will also take a practice fact test. 
Science: In science we will continue to discuss how to classify objects by their physical properties. Students should be able to notice many attributes of an object such as shape, size, color, texture, mass, flexibility, buoyancy, and being transparent
Social Studies: This week in social studies we will continue to study maps and key features that need to be included to create a map. Students will create and use maps to locate different types of places. They will complete a major grade project on Tuesday. 
Have a fantastic week!

Thank you so much to all of the parents that came to Open House last night. I enjoyed getting to know you a little better. If you were unable to make it, I've attached my presentation to this page. Please take some time to review the information. 
Nothing books are coming home today! The students are so excited to share what they've learned. They would love for you to write back to them. Please send the book back on Monday. Thank you for participating in this wonderful experience for you and your child. 
If you have not already done so, I want to encourage you to sign up to join PTO. This wonderful organization does AMAZING things for our school. 

Families can register for the 2017-2018 PTO by going to

join.myschoolanywhere.com and entering the code TCESPTO.

  • It's quick and easy!! The $10 family membership fee covers our PTO online directory and other fees so that the money we raise can benefit our school, the students and faculty!
  • Joining the PTO is the only way to be included in our directory and receive PTO emails. Join today and get connected!
Have a fabulous WEEKEND!

Week of September 18th

Good afternoon! I hope you had a wonderful weekend!
This Thursday, September 21 is Open House. There will be two sessions with a "State of the School" address in between. The first session is from 5:00-5:40. The second session is from 6:20-7:00. Please try to attend one of the sessions. This is a great opportunity to learn about the fun things your child will be learning this year. I look forward to seeing you then!
Grandparents day will be Friday, September 29. 
Homework: Don't forget to check my homework page for your homework this week. 
Book Orders: Several book orders have gone home over the last two weeks. I will be placing the order Wednesday. Please visit scholastic.com to place your order and be sure to use our class code: L7TBT. We earn free books for our class when you do! :)
This week we are learning:
Reading: We will learn how to make predictions while we read. We will also learn how to use text evidence to support our thoughts.
Writing: We will learn how to write about a small moment.
Math: We will review our addition and subtraction strategies and take an assessment on Tuesday for a daily grade. We will then learn about place value. 
Science: We will learn about physical properties of objects. We will also learn how to observe and record measurements like temperature and length.
Social Studies: We will learn how to read maps. 
Have a great week!
Miss Lyons

Happy Monday! I hope you had a chance to enjoy the beautiful weather this weekend. I know I sure did! :)
We will begin homework this week so I wanted to explain how we do this in second grade. In your child's folder there will be a reading passage, math page and the spelling menu (as well as the list of words). Today I am attaching the proposed schedule of when things can be completed. If you choose to do math on Monday and spelling on Wednesday, totally fine! As long as it is all completed by Friday. We will begin spelling with WEEK 2 due to the hurricane. 

Weekly Homework:

Turn in homework folder on FRIDAY. Please include spelling, reading, and writing in your folder. Please read 20 minutes every night and log your reading in your reading log.

Monday/Spelling- Complete one menu item for spelling homework. Please initial the square once completed. Your spelling words are on your teacher’s Edlio website.

Tuesday/Reading- Complete the reading passage and questions.

Wednesday/Math- Complete math page. 

Thursday/Writing/Science/Social Studies- Answer the weekly question on your teacher’s Edlio website.

All homework is due on Fridays. Students will earn a sticker each week on their conduct card. If they complete all homework for the 9 weeks, they will earn $20 cougar bucks. Please see the homework page for the homework.
Open House has been rescheduled for September 21 from 5:00-7:00. Please see the email sent today for more details. There will also be a flyer in Wednesday folders this week. 
This week we are learning:
Reading: This week we will continue to practice building our stamina while we read. We will also learn that good readers ask questions. We will practice asking questions while we read. We will finish learning about the different Daily 5 stations. 
Writing: We will learn a new writing strategy called "Ba Da Bing" to help us become writers who write on topic. We will practice this strategy throughout the week.
Math: We will practice subtraction strategies this week. We will practice our strategies during math stations. Students will be taking a problem solving assessment this week. They will solve one problem a day using the TCES pencil strategy.  
Science: We will finish our science tools and safety unit this week. We will take our science safety test on Thursday. Friday we will begin learning about physical properties. 
Social Studies: We will discuss how good citizens can show patriotism. Students will be expected to recite the Pledge of Allegiance and The Texas Pledge this week. We will also take a Good Citizen Test on Tuesday.
Have a great week!
Miss Lyons

Hi parents! A few notes...
We will not begin our official homework until next week. However, I am asking that you complete the good citizen interview and return it to school by next Tuesday, September 12. We began discussing good citizens this week and found out that we all were good citizens this past week when we helped our neighbors in a time of need. 
We will be rescheduling open house and grandparents day. As soon as I know those dates, I will share them with you. 
We have rescheduled the Pop party for September 15 at 3:00 pm. 
This week we are learning:
Reading: We will learn how to choose a good fit book and review our Daily 5 stations. We will begin an author study by reading several Kevin Henkes stories.
Writing: We will learn how to write a story with a beginning, middle, and end.
Math: We will review addition strategies and practice solving addition problems. 
Science: We will learn how to be safe in our science lab.
Social Studies: We will discuss what it means to be a good citizen. 
Miss Lyons :)

What a wonderful first two days we have had!! I am loving having each of your children in my class! :)
Wednesday folders came home today. Please take a moment to check out all of the important papers in the folder. Wednesday folders are to be returned each week. Homework folders are to be returned daily. Please include any important notes (including transportation) that you need to give me in the front pocket of HW folders. 
We will be learning about the 3 Rs this week- beginning tomorrow. I encourage you to discuss these with your child at the dinner table. We want to be a RESPECTFUL school by showing Respect to yourself, Respect to others, and Respect to property. 
Please remember that if your transportation home will be different you MUST send a written note. Your child's safety is my number one concern and I want to make sure they get home safe.
Students may bring a healthy snack to school to enjoy during the afternoon.  
This week in second grade reading we will be practicing Daily 5 routines and procedures that will be expected in the classroom.
For writing we will learn what a writer's workshop looks like and will discuss different writing topics.
In math we will learn how to work in groups during our stations. We will review skills learned from last year such as single digit addition and skip couting. 
During science we will learn about different safely tools and how we may use them throughout the year. 
For social studies we will be talking about our community and building class relationships. We will discuss being a good citizen. 
If you have any questions please feel free to e-mail me (jessicalyons@tomballisd.net) Looking forward to a great year together!


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.