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Welcome to Kindergarten!
 
I am a graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University.  I am now entering my 12th year of teaching and my 4th year here at Timber Creek Elementary.  I love it here and I know you will too.  I love teaching and I'm looking forward to a great school year!
 
Contact Me:
 
email: desiraeharcrow@tomballisd.net
 
Conference time: 1:00-1:45
 

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Shhh... It's a surprise!

What an amazing year!!
 
I wanted to thank you for sharing your children with with me this year.  I feel soo blessed to have been given the opportunity to have them in my class, teach them, and watch them grow.  Each and every one now hold a special place in my heart and I'm sad to see them go.  I know that they have a bright future ahead of them!
 
I created a slideshow of some of the memories from the year.  I am going to be sharing it with them during our classroom party on Thursday, but I wanted to share the link to it so that you can save it if you would like.
 
 
Thanks again for a great year.  Wishing you all a wonderful summer!
 
Love,
Mrs. Harcrow

This Week!

End of the Year Fun!!! 

Tuesday May 30th: Kindergarten Outside Fun

We will be playing with chalk, bubbles, having rocket races, and other outside games.  You are welcome to send in bubbles and bubble wands/toys and chalk.  Please make sure their name is on their toy and that they are willing to share with their classmates.

Wednesday May 31st: Game Day

Your child may bring one board game.  Please no electronics (ipads, itouch, leapfrogs, kindles, etc.), just one board game that they know how to play and could teach their classmates. Also, please do not send Pokémon cards or other character card games.

 

Thursday June 1st: Last Day of School/ Class Party and Early Release

*The end of the year party will begin at 9:30. Parents are welcome to attend; we hope to see you there! We ask that if you are going to take your child early to please have them signed out with a red slip by 10:40.*

 

Dismissal will be at 12:40 if you do not take your child early.

Week of May 22-26

Reminders:
-No School Monday the 29th
 
-Last Day of school is June 1st and we will be releasing at 12:50 if you don't sign your child out from the party.
 
-The class party is June 1st from 9:30-10:30
  
This week we are learning:
Language Arts:
-Reader's Workshop: Robert Munch
-Blends
-Sight Words
-Making words
Math:
-Step Up to First Grade
Social Studies/Science:
-Chronological Order
-Experiments

Timber Creek Gives

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.      

Week of May 15-19

I can't believe we are coming down to our last 3 weeks of school!!
 
Reminders:
-Community Day is this Thursday. Please send in a gently used children's book. Your child will not be getting the book back that they brought in.  They will be using their "play money" to purchase another book from the community book store to bring home. Please know that if your child doesn't bring in a book they will not get to "buy" another book because there will not be enough books for everyone.
 
-Please make sure that you have sent in all library books. They were due Friday May 12th. If you have lost them or need to pay for a book please contact Mrs. Russell. The front office will hold your child's report card until it is paid for
 
-No school Monday May 29th
 
-Last day of school is June 1st and we will be having early release at 12:50
 
-End of the year Party will be from 9:30-10:30, parents are invited!
 
This week we are learning:
Language Arts:
-Reader's Workshop: Author Study-Mo Willems
-Writer's Workshop: Writer's can reflect on the year
-Blends: fr, gr, pr,tr
-ed sort
-ur book
-Sight Words
Math:
-Capacity
Social Studies/Science:
-Chronological Order
-Experiments

Independent Reading Levels!

I have finished leveling each kid on their independent reading level!  I'm soo excited with all the progress that the kids have made this year and am soo proud of what great readers that they have become.  I hope you are too!  I am collecting all "readers" and having to turn them in, so your child will not be bringing home anymore as well as library books.  We are having to make sure everything is accounted for at the close of the year.
 
Please be on the look out for a personal email addressed to you in the next week.  I will be sending out information about your child's independent reading level and a link to a list of books at that level that you can look for at the public library to practice their reading over the summer.  It is important to continue to read over the summer so that your child doesn't regress in their reading level.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

Week of May 8-12

Reminders:
-We have STAAR testing this week Monday-Wednesday. No visitors will be allowed on campus (this includes eating with your child at lunch). If you have any questions you can contact the front office and thank you for your understanding!
 
-Field Day Info for Kids:
Field Day is this Friday May 12th.  We will be wearing our orange class shirts. There will be stations where the kids will get wet. You will need to pack your child a full change of clothes in a separate bag or in their backpack. Please include: shirt, shorts, underwear, socks/shoes or sandals, and a towel. Please make sure that the clothes you pack your child they can put on by themselves with no assistance. Parents are not allowed to come back to the kindergarten hallway/bathroom because of safety and other children changing in the bathrooms. If you want your child to wear sunscreen this will need to be applied by you at home before coming to school.  
 
-Field Day info for Parents:
-We have a modified lunch schedule on Friday: 12:10-12:45
-Please know that once Field Day is over you will say goodbye to your child outside on the field. Parents are not permitted in the building unless they have a badge, as a volunteer, but you will not be permitted to be back by the classrooms. Visitors who are not volunteering will be asked to walk around to the field and then exit from the field. Thank you for understanding!!
 
-Kindergarten Community Day is coming up.  Please send in a gently used children's book. Your child will not be getting the book back that they brought in.  They will be using their "play money" to purchase another book from the community book store to bring home. Please know that if your child doesn't bring in a book they will not get to "buy" another book because there will not be enough books for everyone.
 
-Please don't forget to return your child's spring pictures. Look through the pictures, choose the ones that you want to keep/purchase, send in money to purchase those, then send the extra pictures back to school (they must be returned to the photographer). Please return them by May 12th.
 
This week we are learning:
Language Arts:
-Reader's Workshop: reader's can show understanding of text with pictures and words
-Writer's Workshop: writer's can write with appropriate conventions
-Blends: br, cr, dr
-Or book
Math:
-Measurement
-Weight (heavy/light)
Social Studies/Science:
-Discuss Good Sportsmanship
-Life Cycle of Plants

Week of May 1-5

Reminders:
 
-Field Day is next week, Friday May 12th.  We will be wearing our orange class shirts.  There will be stations where the kids will get wet. You will need to pack your child a full change of clothes in a separate bag or in their backpack which needs to include: shirt, shorts, underwear, socks/shoes or sandals, towel. Please make sure that the clothes you pack your child they can put on by themselves with no assistance. If you want your child to wear sunscreen this will need to be applied by you before coming to school. Please know that once Field Day is over you will say goodbye to your child outside on the field. Parents will not be permitted back in the hallways by the classroom. Thank you for understanding.
 
-Kindergarten Community Day is coming up.  Please send in a gently used children's book. Your child will not be getting the book back that they brought in.  They will be using their "play money" to purchase another book from the community book store to bring home. 
 
-I started collecting guided reading books.  Please send in your child's guided reading book if you haven't done so already.  The next couple weeks I will be testing your child's reading level again.
 
-Please don't forget to return your child's spring pictures. Look through the pictures, choose the ones that you want to keep/purchase, send in money to purchase those, then send the extra pictures back to school (they must be returned to the photographer). Please return them by May 12th.
 
This week we are learning:
Language Arts:
-Reader's Workshop: reader's can identify the difference between narrative and persuasive text and why the author wrote what they wrote. The will understand what the author is trying to teach or want.
-Writer's Workshop: writer's will use describing words and add voice to give more detail in their writing. 
-Sight Words: from, went, this, her
-Blends gl, pl,and sl
-ir book
Math:
-Measurement
-Length
Social Studies/Science:
-Planting a Seed
-Life Cycles

Week of April 24-28

Reminders:
-Please don't forget to send in your picture money or return the picture packet to school.
 
-If you haven't signed and returned your child's progress reports please do so this week. Thanks!!
 
-You are more than welcome to start sending in a gently used book for our Community Day bookstore.
 
-School supplies are now on sale for next year! This is a great way to make sure your child gets everything on the list while raising money for our school. Please consider ordering by May 26th.
 
-Field Day is coming up on Friday May 12th.  Coach Kruppa our P.E. teacher is needing volunteers. If you would like to help please email Coach Kruppa.  His email is samuelkruppa@tomballisd.net. This is something that the kids have an absolute blast doing and they love to see their parents there! Thank you in advance for all your help!!
 

-Yearbook sales end April 28- online sales, at http://www.balfour.com/.

-We are still accepting volunteers for Career Day- contact Mrs. Cathcart at pennycathcart@tomballisd.net , if you are interested in sharing your expertise with our children. Career Day is May 26.

- PTO NEEDS YOU!!! We are accepting nominations for the 2017-2018 TCES PTO Board. If you would like to serve in this capacity, or would like to nominate a parent, please contact Mrs. Standefer at kathystandefer@tomballisd.net., by May 5. The PTO does so much for our school- TCES would not be the same without them and without their dedicated leadership! Please consider helping our school by serving in this very special capacity!

This week we are learning:

Language Arts:

-Reader's Workshop: reader's identify different forms of media

-Writer's Workshop: Writer's study different types of text (signs, ads, posters, commercials, menus, letters, greeting cards, and list)

-Sight Words: all, out, be, saw

-Blends: bl, cl, fl

-decoding words with -er

-Changing ending sounds to form new words

Math:

-Addition and Subtraction (determining which to do)

Social Studies/Science:

-Position and Location

-Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle

Dash and Bash!

Tomorrow is Dash and Bash!
 
I would love it if all the kids wore their orange Class Shirt tomorrow to show team spirit while we "Dash" through the obstacle course.
 
You are welcome to come join us during our "Dash" from 1:10-2:05!

Wednesday Folders!

Please be sure to look through your child's Wednesday Folder tonight!
 
Please look for:
 
**Your child's Progress Report.  Please view, sign, and return it tomorrow.
 
**Information about upcoming  Kindergarten Community Day
 
**Dash and Bash Silent Auction Information.
 
**Spring Pictures:  Look through the pictures, choose the ones that you want to keep/purchase, send in money to purchase those, then send the extra pictures back to school (they must be returned to the photographer).

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!

Week of 17-21

Reminders:
-Dash and Bash is THIS Friday!! Parents are more than welcome to come and cheer on their kiddo during the Dash. Our dash will be during our specials time which is from 1:10-2:05. After school is the Bash. This is a great family event and I hope to see you all there!!  Don't forget to order your wristbands!
 
-Progress Reports will be going home in Wednesday folders this week. Please sign and return them.
 
-School supplies are now on sale for next year! This is a great way to make sure your child gets everything on the list while raising money for our school. Please consider ordering by May 26th.
 
-Field Day is coming up on Friday May 12th.  Coach Kruppa our P.E. teacher is needing volunteers. If you would like to help please email Coach Kruppa.  His email is samuelkruppa@tomballisd.net. This is something that the kids have an absolute blast doing and they love to see their parents there! Thank you in advance for all your help!!
 
This week we are learning:
Language Arts:
-Reader's Workshop: Research
-Writer's Workshop: Research
-Digraph review (th,sh,ch,wh)
-Sight Words: all, out, be, saw
-Changing beginning sounds to form new words
Math:
-Subtraction
-Addition and Subtraction and knowing the key words that help determine which one it is
Social Studies/Science:
-Animal Classification
-Earth Day
-Landforms (mountains, rivers, islands, lake, hill, plains, oceans)

Week of April 10-13

Reminders:
-No school Friday the 14th
 
-School supplies are now on sale for next year! This is a great way to make sure your child gets everything on the list while raising money for our school. Please consider ordering by May 26th.
 
-Dash and Bash is April 21. Mark this date on your calendars if you haven't already. It is one of my favorite events that PTO puts on and is a great family event!
 
-Field Day is coming up on Friday May 12th.  Coach Kruppa our P.E. teacher is needing volunteers. If you would like to help please email Coach Kruppa.  His email is samuelkruppa@tomballisd.net. This is something that the kids have an absolute blast doing and they love to see their parents there! Thank you in advance for all your help!!
 
This week we are learning:
Language Arts:
-Reader's Workshop: Research
-Writer's Workshop: Research-writer's can gather information and ask questions
-Sight Words: all, out, be, saw
-WH digraph
Math:
Subtraction
-Story Problems
Social Studies/Science:
-Parts of Animals
-Landforms

Thursday Reminder for Program

Don't forget to wear your cowboy/cowgirl outfits for school!

ATTENTION ALL KINDERGARTEN PARENTS!

The time has come for your child’s Kindergarten Music Program,

"The Sounds of Moo-sic," and I need your help. The information is as follows:


Date: Thursday, April 6th, 2017

START TIME:  9AM – for the school grade levels

   6PM – for parents - after the program you can go to the Book Fair  

Location: TCES Cafeteria

Dress: Cowboy/Cowgirl Attire (jeans or overalls, bandana, hat, boots,

shirt of your choice.

*They will need to wear their outfits for the 9am and 6pm show. They need to arrive at 5:45pm and go to their pod area to get in their line order. We will start the program promptly at 6pm.