Thanks for stopping by our class website.  This is the place to find any info that has to do with our classroom this year.  Just click on the links to the right for whatever you are looking for.  And be on the lookout for more pages as we go through the year.

I look forward to meeting everyone and getting this year started!

 School Phone: 281-357-3060, ext 4646

School Email: melissabell@tomballisd.net

**IMPORTANT** I will use the app called REMIND daily to send out information. You can join the group by texting the class code @mbell315 to the phone number 810-10.
This will keep you in the loop for any last minute reminders, requests, class photos, etc. It is the easiest way for me to communicate quickly with parents and you can also respond privately to just the teacher, like a text message. I will also keep this website updated, and send out weekly curriculum communication via email. Please make sure you click the SUBSCRIBE button on the website so you are also receiving the weekly objectives and school happenings! 


Pumpkin Character
This project is for ALL students. If you are returning F2F for next quarter, you will bring this pumpkin to school. If you are staying virtual, you will submit a picture to be hung up at school! 
This Week
Here is what we are doing this week! I will share about the pumpkin tomorrow! Also book orders are due on Friday if you want to order some books for your children to read! 
Thanks and have a great week! 

Scholastic Book Orders!

If you need some extra books to read at home since your child does not have access to my classroom library, this is a great way to get books at a great price! 

NEW! During the COVID-19 crisis, you can choose to have your child's online book order shipped right to your door or delivered to me with our class order.

All orders earn FREE Books for our class; thank you for your support!

Class Order Due Date: 10/16/2020

Connect to Our Class Page: https://orders.scholastic.com/MFKFC

Shop the flyers for your child's grade together: https://editions.mydigitalpublication.com/publication/?i=670561

Please feel free to forward the Class Page link to extended family and friends who may want to support your child's reading.

Mrs. Bell

Class Code: MFKFC

From PTO

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 help 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!!


This Week

My apologies for the delay of this, but here is what we are learning this week! 
Word Work: short e words (examples: bed, leg, hen). Spelling test on Friday (example: The hen is on the bed.) There will be 4 sentences dictated each week. We will work on l blends this week (example: glob, clap, black, flip, slug).
Reading: set reading goals, look at story elements of setting and characters.
Writing: We will understand that a picture tells a story, our words match our pictures and making sure we write legibly so readers can read our writing.
Math: We will composing/decomposing numbers, order numbers and compare numbers. Unit 1 test on Friday.
Social Studies: understand the purpose of rules and laws and the responsibilities of authority figures and community helpers.
Science: classify objects by observable properties such as heavier and lighter, shape, color, and texture, and by the materials from which they are made.

This week!

We had a great first week building our classroom community and learning how to navigate our new platforms! I loved seeing all the wonderful work that the students did. We are off to a great start! Keep up the hard work! 
Thank you for those that have filled out the First Week Parent survey that I emailed on Friday.  Your input is appreciated!
Here is what we are learning this week! 
Focus this week:
Phonics: short a CVC words, s blends, and rhyming
Reading: readers workshop and qualities of a good reader
Writing: we will begin writing personal narratives
Math: Subitizing and place value to 50
Social Studies: Rules and Laws
Science: Matter and Properties of Matter (color and shape)
Let's make it a great week, and as always if you need anything please reach out to me!