Kelly Moore
Timber Creek Elementary School

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Report Cards

Grade reporting will be paperless for TISD, this year. Parents will be able to access their child's report card grades via the Home Access Center, beginning Monday. If you need assistance accessing your child's account, please email our registrar, Mrs. Dawna Lee, at dawnalee@tomballisd.net. 

Week of October 26th

Red Ribbon Week

Monday- Wear a fun hat and crazy socks

Tuesday - Western attire and boots

Wednesday - Wear your favorite sports team

Thursday - Wear pajamas and slippers

Friday - Dress up as your favorite book character

Reading:    We will begin our drama unit.  The students will need to understand the parts of a drama, the setting, the characters, plot and conflict and resolution.  They will also be performing a reader's theater in a group. 

Writing:    The students will learn about adjectives and how adjectives enhance our writing.  They will need to be able to add adjectives as well as identify them.  

Math:  We will revisit place value.  The students will learn to compose and decompose numbers to 500.  They also will need to be able to write a number that is 10 less/more or 100 less/more than a given number.  

Science: The students will continue with learning about liquids, solids and changes to physical properties.  They will have an assessment over these concepts.  

Social Studies:   Students will continue to learn about characteristics of good citizenship by historical figures. They will be able to use the notes we are taking in class for their assessment on Friday.  

On Monday, November 2nd, the students will participate in classroom elections.  We ask that if your child would like to run for class President or Vice-President that they create a poster at home as well as a short speech of why they should be our class official and bring it Monday the 2nd of November.  This is completely optional.

Week of October 19

๐Ÿ“˜๐Ÿ“š  Scholastic Book Orders ๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿ“˜
If you would like to order, please place orders by Friday (Oct. 23) 

Web address: https://clubs2.scholastic.com/
Class Activation/Teacher Code: GM4D7


Reading:    We will practice retelling the events of fictional stories in order.  Also, students will create a small project based on a fictional story. 

Writing:    We will learn about ending punctuation marks for complete sentences. Weโ€™ll also discuss writing interesting endings to our personal narratives. 

Math:    We will continue our unit on measurement and learn about area this week. 

Science:  We will learn that cutting, folding and sanding can change the physical position of materials.

Social Studies:   Students will learn about characteristics of good citizenship by historical figures. 

Message from Room Parents

We are very excited to introduce ourselves as the Room Parents for your childโ€™s class this year!  Please feel free to contact us anytime if you have any questions!

Name: Nicole Anderson                         Name: Claudia Vanderloo
Phone Number: 425-785-8481                 Phone Number: 832-382-6738

Email: NicoleCAnderson3@gmail.com    Email: cfabiolavanderloo@gmail.com

As your homeroom parents, our role is to assist our parents and our teacher Mrs. Moore in classroom communication, coordinate teacher appreciation/teacher gifts, organize classroom parties throughout the year and support PTO events.  We are thrilled that our
kids have Mrs. Moore and are delighted to be working with all of you!  Together we will make this year a positive and fun experience for all of our children.

How to Stay Informed: Our preferred method of communication is via email.  In order to receive our emails we must have your permission, so please email us the following information below as soon as possible.

Please fill out the Google Form so that we can add you to our contact list. Click HERE for the Google Form.

* Your email address will ONLY be used to communicate classroom activities.  We do not share your information with anyone else!

Thank You!

Your Room Parents,

Nicole & Claudia

Week of October 12

๐Ÿ• PTO Spirit Night: Crust Pizza all day, on October 14. ๐Ÿ•


Reading:   We will continue determining the theme of stories as well as review character traits (internal and external) and plot.  The students will take an assessment to show their knowledge of conflict, resolution, theme, character traits and settings.  

Writing:   We will continue to write personal narratives and discuss that we use past tense verbs when writing about past events. 

Math:   This week, we will begin our Measurement Unit. Students will learn about standard and nonstandard measurement. 

Science: We will continue learning about matter and classify matter as solids and liquids.

Social Studies:  We will learn more about maps and students will create an original map of a town. 

Week of October 5

Reminder: Wear blue on Monday, October 5 in support of Bullying Prevention Day. 

We are in need of one more volunteer for Room Parent. If you are interested, please email me.  kellymoore@tomballisd.net  Thank you!

Reading: The students will learn about theme. This is the moral or lesson of the story.  As a class we will discuss the story and the theme the author possibly intended.  Some themes we will talk about are kindness, honesty, perseverance, acceptance, cooperation and self confidence.  

Writing: The students will learn how to write a personal narrative about a small moment with a beginning, middle and end.  

Math: We will continue our addition and subtraction unit and take an assessment on Friday.  

Science: We will learn to read a thermometer and conclude our physical property unit.  The students will take an assessment on Thursday.  

Social Studies: This week the students will create a map of a made up city.  They will also create a map of the bedroom.   

Room Parents Needed

I am in need of TWO Room Parents this year. The PTO is requesting each class (Virtual and F2F) have TWO room parents.  Room Parent duties will include helping with communication between the teacher and class parents. They will help organize class parties, teachers gifts, etc. While parents are not allowed on campus at this time, restrictions may be lifted throughout the year, and room parents will need to be in place if that occurs.  If you are interested, please send your name, email and phone number to me and I will forward to Samantha Herington our PTO Vice President.  Thanks!!

Week of September 28

Reading: We will continue our focus on story elements of fiction as well as identifying the internal and external traits of characters in stories. 

Writing: We will practice writing complete sentences and begin our unit on writing Personal Narratives. These are true stories about ourselves.

Math: We will learn addition and subtraction strategies up to 20. 

Science: We will classify matter by its physical properties including mass and volume. 

Social Studies: This week we will begin learning about maps and globes. 

Week of September 21

The Parent Orientation video will be shared on Tuesday afternoon. 

Reading:  The students will complete a story plot 4 square on their own.  We will then begin discussing internal and external character traits.  

Writing: We will continue talking about verbs.  We will then begin generating ideas for writing.  

Math: The students will be working on place value, greater than and less than, as well as showing numbers in different ways and odd and even numbers.

Science: The students will explore measurement with length and weight.

Social Studies:   The students will continue learning about what it takes to be a Good Citizen and learn the vocabulary: community, citizen, rules, choices, citizenship, and laws.

Take Home Folders

Beginning this week, your child will bring a blue folder to and from school everyday. This daily folder will have the behavior calendar and a sight word list. If the box for the day on the calendar is empty, that means they had a great day with no marks. No news is good news! 

Lunch money, transportation notes, and any other communication can be placed in the front pocket of this folder. 

Week of September 14

Reading: We will learn about the elements of fiction including characters, setting, problem and solution. 

Writing: We will learn about nouns (including common and proper nouns) as well as verbs. 

Math: We will use standard, word and expanded forms to represent numbers up to 500. 

Science: We will wrap up our Science Safety unit and begin learning about the properties of matter. 

Social Studies:   We will learn about classroom expectations and get to know our classmates.