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Hello! My name is Kristin Shockley; I am pleased to be your child's first grade teacher. This is going to be my 15th year teaching in Tomball ISD. I spent 14 years at Decker Prairie Elementary, and this will be my first year at Timber Creek. I taught 2nd grade for 12 years, but I've also taught 4th grade, and Pre-K/Kinder. I am so excited to be teaching 1st grade this year!! 

I graduated from Tomball High school in 1999. Then, I graduated from Texas A&M University in 2003 with a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education....Gig 'em Aggies....WHOOP!! I absolutely love school myself, and can't wait to pass my passion for learning on to you. 

I was born in Selma, Alabama but moved to Houston before I was even a year old. I still love to visit Alabama, but I am a true Texas girl at heart! Texas is the best place to be and is definitely what I call HOME! 

When I am not teaching, or planning awesome things for us to do at school....I enjoy spending time with my husband, Kevin, family, and friends. I also love shopping, reading, being pool-side, dining out, and playing with my own kids! My daughter, Laney, is 10 and my son, Kason, is 3. You will probably see me out and about with my family, as we live very close by!

Parents, please feel free to email me anytime- kristinshockley@tomballisd.net or leave a message on my voicemail, 281-357-3060, ext. 4646.  I look forward to hearing from you and working together to help your child succeed academically.
 
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Recent Posts

week of 9/25...

PICTURE DAY is this TUESDAY!  Bring your smiles to school!

*Friday is our grandparents' day luncheon.  If you would like to join your child/grandchild for lunch, our lunchtime is 11:50-12:20.

Our Objectives for the week are:

Math: understanding and solving addition and subtraction word problems. Creating our own addition and subtraction word problems (vocabulary: difference, sum, part-part-whole, equal) Test on Friday.

Science: Continue talking about matter and classify objects by properties-length, height, capacity, and weight

ELA: Students will read and write words with short vowel o (Spelling Test on Friday); readers use strategies as they read; writers have a beginning/middle/end to their story

Social Studies: purpose of rules and laws: to establish order

PTO memberships...we are in the lead!

PTO Membership- we are in the lead!!!!

PTO has started the school year with over 100 families registered on the first day and the number has been climbing despite the storm. We are resetting a little and extending the deadline so that we can go through Open House. The new deadline is Friday, September 29th. 

Parents will not receive class rosters from the school or room parents and the only way to be in the school directory and have access is to join the PTO. 

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!

Here are the current leaders for the extra recess:

  • K – Harcrow
  • 1st -Shockley-- YAY!!! Let's keep it up!!
  • 2nd – McDowell
  • 3rd – Barnhouse and Thomas
  • 4th – Too close to call!!
  • 5th – Abrams
 

Book Bags and Parent Conferences...

Reading Book Bags will be coming home soon!  Please make sure your child brings their bag to school every day (I meet with kids several times a week and they need to be ready). Also, please make sure your child reads every night at home. Re-reading a book helps build fluency and encourages growth!

I would like to meet with all of you during the month of October for parent/teacher conferences.  Please follow this link to sign up:

https://docs.google.com/a/tomballschools.net/document/d/1zJlSyrqC-AcBRQ7_nlxdnRSoaQOIHyqk1d-xbFuVpZU/edit?usp=sharing

 

Week of 9/18...

Our Objectives for the week are:

Math: understanding and solving addition and subtraction word problems. Creating our own addition and subtraction word problems vocab: difference, sum, part-part-whole, equal

Science: Continue talking about matter and classify objects by properties (size, shape, and color) vocab: larger, smaller, heavier, lighter

ELA: Students will read and write words with short vowel i (Spelling Test on Friday); readers make connections as they reads; writers have a beginning/middle/end to their story

Social Studies: rules and laws at home, school and community

Open House is this week!

Open House has been rescheduled!!

K-2 Sept. 21 from  5- 7PM

3-5 Sept. 28 from  5- 7PM

Open House serves as a parent orientation for the new school year. Teachers are able to share with parents procedures and expectations related to their respective classes. This evening is structured for adult collaboration to identify campus goals and to ensure a successful year for our children.  

 We will hold two sessions, each evening, for parents to choose to attend. Mrs. Thompson, our principal, will share a “State of the School” presentation between the classroom sessions in the cafeteria. Parents will learn about our 2016- 2017 campus achievement information, accountability ratings, and goals for this school year. In addition, our PTO Board will bring greetings and share information about their amazing organization.Open House Agenda

Classroom Session One: 5:00 - 5:40PM

Principal/PTO Presentation: 5:45 - 6:15PM

Classroom Session Two: 6:20 - 7:00PM

Scholastic Book orders

Parents-

I want your child to be a successful reader—and for that, I need your help. When children choose their own books to read for pleasure, they enjoy reading more and spend more time doing it. The more your child reads, the better they will do in school and in life.

Scholastic Book Clubs flyers are made for you and your child to shop for books your child will love to read. Each month, the flyers are filled with trusted, excellent quality, age-appropriate books chosen by Scholastic for prices as low as one dollar.

Plus you will be helping our class when you order: Scholastic matches each order you place with FREE BOOKS for our classroom to share.

Thank you for helping your child become a successful reader.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Shockley

https://clubs.scholastic.com/home

Class Code - PH2R8

Order Due Date -  09/22/17

Yearbook Photos

Parents!!!
 
We are already working on uploading yearbook photos! This will be ongoing throughout the year. Please feel free to send me any photos from meet the teacher or the first day of school and I will be uploading it for possible yearbook submission. Thank you!!! 

Week of September 11th-15th

*Our library day will be on Fridays this school year.  Please make sure library books are brought to school that day.

*Computer lab days are Monday.  Please keep sending in the headphones (we will be working on beginning of the year testing for reading and math in the computer lab soon and will need them).

*Myon pop party on Friday at 3:00 PM for students who turned in their pink summer reading sheets.

Our Objectives for the week are:

Math: making ten and understanding the equals sign.  Unit 1 math test will be on Wednesday over addition and subtraction with numbers up to 10.

Science: Continue talking about matter and classify objects by properties (size, shape, and color); science test on Thursday

ELA: Students will read and write words with short vowel e (Spelling Test on Friday); readers will choose good fit books; writers generate ideas for writing.

Social Studies: Celebrate Freedom Week -  Explain how patriotic customs and celebrations reflect American individualism and freedom.

Scholastic Book Orders

To develop as readers it is important that children are exposed to a wide variety of print/text and that they practice regularly (just like any other skill it takes practice to become an expert). However you choose to do it I encourage you all to develop rich at home libraries that include items for your kids to read and items for you to read to your kids. I like Scholastic because they offer inexpensive choices (there are at least a few dollar books in every catalog), and our class will receive 1 free book for every online order placed with our classroom code.

When I send home the paper catalogs I also open them up for purchase on my Scholastic account. To order you need to create an account. The class code: PH2R8

The online directions are below. There are several things that I think are perfect for the kids right now.
SIGN UP at www.scholastic.com/bookclubs. On the parent page, click the "Register" button in the "First Time Here?" section.
Register for your own user name and password. When prompted, enter the one-time Class Activation Code PH2R8
SELECT the books you'd like to order 
SEND your order to me online by the due date and your child's books will be delivered directly to my classroom.
Books will be passed out to your child as soon as they arrive - happy reading!

Open House

Open House has been rescheduled!!

K-2 Sept. 21 from  5- 7PM

3-5 Sept. 28 from  5- 7PM

Open House serves as a parent orientation for the new school year. Teachers are able to share with parents procedures and expectations related to their respective classes. This evening is structured for adult collaboration to identify campus goals and to ensure a successful year for our children.  

 We will hold two sessions, each evening, for parents to choose to attend. Mrs. Thompson, our principal, will share a “State of the School” presentation between the classroom sessions in the cafeteria. Parents will learn about our 2016- 2017 campus achievement information, accountability ratings, and goals for this school year. In addition, our PTO Board will bring greetings and share information about their amazing organization.Open House Agenda

Classroom Session One: 5:00 - 5:40PM

Principal/PTO Presentation: 5:45 - 6:15PM

Classroom Session Two: 6:20 - 7:00PM

Week of 9/5!

Hi Parents,
 
Each week I will be sharing with you announcements and our classroom objectives for the week so you can help support your child at home.  We will begin visiting the computer lab this week.  If you have not sent in headphones for your child, just send them when you can.  It will be fine if they do not have them this week.  Hoping to see all my students this morning!
 

Math: using a part-part-whole diagram (3+7=10, 3 and 7 are parts, when put together 10 is the whole).

Science: observe and record properties of objects, including relative size and mass, such as bigger or smaller and heavier or lighter, shape, color, and texture

ELA: Students will read and write words with short vowel a (first Spelling Test on Friday); introduce different parts of a book and the information it provides; writers will learn how writers workshop works in our classroom and how to keep writing organized.

Social Studies: understand how rules and laws are made and why they are important in the home, school, and community

Have a great week! I will be sharing a sign up sheet soon for classroom volunteers, mystery readers, etc. We would love to see you here on occasion!

 

 

Tuesday 9/5 Transportation home

Parents,
 
Please  use the link below and fill in the google form for Tuesday's  transportation, if you haven't already. It is my first priority that your child returns home safely to you each and every day.
 
 
Thank you
 

Checking in...

Hi Parents! 
I hope and pray all of you were spared from Hurricane Harvey's destruction. Hopefully you all stayed safe and dry. My home remained dry, barely. We are so thankful and have been out trying to help others less fortunate. Please let me know how you all are doing or if you need anything!
 
The first grade team was able to meet today to work on our curriculum plans for keeping our students on track for this grading period.  We are missing our students and can't wait to get back into our routines with them!  Here is a revised adjustment of the spelling - feel free to start looking over the short a words with your child that are located in their homework folders.
 

*REVISED SPELLING LIST*

Week of Sept. 5th - short a

Week of Sept. 11th - short e

Week of Sept. 18th - short i

Week of Sept  25th- short o

Week of Oct. 2 - short u

(omitting short vowel review week)

Week of Oct. 10 - digraphs sh/ch

Please let us know if you have any questions! ​