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A little about Mrs. Jetton (pronounced Je-tawn)

Hello Cougars and welcome to First Grade!
I am Mrs. Jetton and this will be my 8th year teaching. I graduated from Sam Houston State University with a bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education-minor in English as a Second Language. 
I live in Tomball with my husband Kevin and our 2 year old son, Ethan.
I love to travel, read, swim, and eat buffalo wings :)
I am looking forward to an amazing year in first grade here at Timber Creek!
 

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A Note From Our School PTO...

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.  

This 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.  

Lost & Found...

Parents, 
 
We will be visiting the lost and found in the cafeteria this week as a class...if your child is missing ANYTHING-please encourage them to look HARD! The items will be donated next Friday. 
 
Parents are also welcome to come look too!!!

Week of May 8th...


*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.
 
Thanks again to ALL of you who made my first teacher appreciation week at TCES truly AMAZING!!!!
Y'all Rock :)

Happening this week...

 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.

Happening this week:

ELA: Students will read and write words with inflectional ending ing (Spelling test on Friday); continue unit on media literacy - ask your child about the game boards we are creating in class!
 
Math: New unit on measuring length 
 
Science: We will construct our terrariums on Wednesday - please make sure you have sent in a clear plastic container with a lid.  We will be adding in an earthworm to examine interdependence within our terrariums.
 
Social Studies: Wrap up unit on landforms (hill, valley, mountain, river, plain, plateau, lake, island, and volcano).  Test on Tuesday - notecards will go home on Monday to study.

Hoppy Easter :)

Our Objectives this week are:
 
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).  We will construct landforms out of playdoh on Monday. On Tuesday we will learn about Earth Day!
 
Thanks so much for all of your donations of Play-doh and goodies to share for our fraction party on Monday :)

Fun in Reading next week~

Hey parents! We will  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 by Monday, April 17th! Thanks so much :)

Dash and Bash!!!

Our class could win a Pizza Party served by Mrs. Thompson and Mrs. Standefer dressed as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! Special prize awarded to Teacher who’s class wins as well!! Class with most pledges wins!!

Happening this week:

*Wear yellow on Mondays during the month of April to support Texas Reads One Book - The Lemonade Wars - we are trying to make all of Tomball ISD yellow this Monday :)
 
*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 to all!
 
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 April 21 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 land forms (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 this Thursday, April 13th to build land forms.

For Social Studies...

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!

Info for PTO Fundraisers....

Hi Parents,

Today an envelope with information about Dash and Bash went home with the oldest child in the family.  Inside the envelope is a pledge sheet, wristband and raffle info, silent auction info, and sweet shoppe info.  Please take the time to look through the envelope and help support our school during our largest fundraising event of the year.

One other flyer that I would like to point out to you is about our school supply pack.  Ordering through our school makes it so much easier to not have to find all of the supplies at various stores and they deliver straight to your child's classroom before school starts.  You can order online at www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks with school ID TIM053 or you can also send a check (no cash). 


Thank you so much for sending in your donations for Dash & Bash! I wanted to update you with a picture of our basket and what all was bought with your donations. 
 
Our basket is valued at $800. 
 
It includes:
 
- tennis racket, balls, and one month lessons at Spring Academy in North Hampton,
- soccer balls, pump, cones, outdoor trainer along with a voucher for the World Cup Camp,
- football, flags, and an I9 gift card for one session,
- golf balls, kids club, chipper catcher, and a Top Golf certificate,
- baseball balls, swing trainer, baseball bag
 
We also purchased a wagon, umbrella, cooler, water jug, and two chairs for practices. 
 
Hope y'all love it as much as I do! 
 
Thanks again!
Kristin 
 

A Note From The Greatest Librarian In The World...

Calling all Parents! Book fair is next week and our hard-working librarian, Mrs. Russell, needs your help! Please consider donating a little time to help our students build their love for reading by helping them shop for books! Click the link below to sign up! Thanks for supporting TCES!  *If you would like to join your first grade child for shopping in the bookfair, our shopping time is 10:15-10:45 daily.

Happening This Week...

ELA: Students will read and write words with all long vowels (Spelling test 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 2D shapes
 
Science: Continue working with plants and exploring the importance of stems (we will see how the water travels through a flower stem using dye). Plant test on Thursday.
 
Social Studies: Explore geography and landforms (hill, valley, mountain, river, plain, plateau, lake, and island).