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Hello from Mrs. Abbey Woelmer!
(formerly Miss Doering)


All About Me

This is my fifth year teaching second grade at Timber Creek Elementary. I grew up in Hubbard, Iowa and have loved living here in Texas. In 2012 I graduated from the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) with a degree in Elementary Education with a double minor of literacy and science. In Texas that means I am certified to teach EC-6. I love teaching second grade and have so much fun watching students soak up information throughout the year.

This summer my husband and celebrated our first wedding anniversary! We have been very blessed to have so many family and friends around us this year as we helped three of my in-laws celebrate weddings. Jacob is originally from Nebraska, but moved to Plano when he was ten years old. He is a civil engineer and loves everything connected to Texas A&M. 

My family all live in Iowa, and I usually go back to visit them over long holidays. My mom and dad live on farm where they grow corn and soybeans. Their dog Jango, an English Shepherd, is the baby of the house as my mom spoils him rotten now that they are empty-nesters. My mom is also a teacher and teaches K-4 Title 1 Reading. I have two brothers, Carter and Joshua. Carter works for a media company in Ames, Iowa and gets to video many sporting events and coaches across the country. Joshua is also working in Ames for an investment company and loves being apart of their company sporting events. 

In my free time I love to sing, dance and read a good book with a cup of coffee. I also like to spend time with my friends and family back in Iowa but also enjoy making all kinds of new friends in Texas!
 
My Favorite Things: 
Colors: Turquoise, Red and Gold
Drink: Caramel Latte 
Snack: Granola bars, chocolate, and lots of fruit
Stores: Target, Amazon, and Aldi

I can't wait to meet you this year and get to know you soon!

-Mrs. Woelmer
 

Recent Posts

05-31-18 Last Day of School!

Hello to All!
 
Thank you for a wonderful year and a fantastic Last Day of School at Timber Creek! I will miss all of your children and you so much! I have been so blessed to be your child's second grade teacher and will never forget this class. I hope all of you have a wonderful start to your summer and if you are ever in Iowa, just let me know!
 
Take care,
 
Mrs. Abbey Woelmer

05-24-18 Odd and Ends

5/23/18
Good afternoon!
 
If you are planning to attend the party next Thursday, May 31 at 9:30, please be sure to preregister for the event. Use the following link and be sure to sign up any parent that will attend:  https://goo.gl/forms/9BEX3RCt9E8pfEMB3
 
Please return Wednesday folders.
 
If any parent volunteers would like to help wield a staple remover for items in the hallways, I would really appreciate it!
 
Next week we will have fun themed days to celebrate our fantastic year of learning!
Tuesday- Camping day- Students may bring a small blanket and stuffed animal. 
Wednesday- Beach day- Students may bring a beach towel to use while we read! 
Thursday- End of the year party at 9:30. Early release at 12:50. 
 
Be sure to wear tennis shoes for PE next week! 
 
Have a great day!
 
Mrs. Woelmer

05-21-18 The Last FULL Week of School

5/21/18
Happy Monday! I hope you enjoyed your weekend!! Thank you so much for all of your kind birthday wishes last week! I had a wonderful birthday and am looking forward to this next year. 
 
Please see the specials schedule for this week. 
5/21: Art- A  Music- B PE- C and D
5/22: Art- C  Music- D PE- A and B
5/23: Art- B  Music- A  PE- C and D
5/24: Art- D  Music- C PE- A and B
5/25: ALL PE- be sure to wear tennis shoes
 
As this school year comes to a close, I will be sending the students' consumable workbooks home. I highly encourage you to use them over the summer to lessen the summer slide back- especially the math 2 and 3 digit addition and subtraction. 
 
Library books are due today. Please make sure ALL books are returned.
  
 
END OF THE YEAR PARTY- our last day of school is May 31. The party begins at 9:30 and I hope to see you all there!! Like in the past, you may check your child out after the party. It is a half day that day- school ends at 12:50. 
 
Wear a college shirt on Friday! 
 
This week in reading we will finish our Readers' Theater unit by performing different plays. We will discuss dialogue and voice. We will take our TCES benchmark on Wednesday.
 
During writing we will wrap this school year up with some fun end-of-the-year writing this week. We will reflect about how this year went and look forward to the summer.
 
In math students will take the math benchmark Monday. Then, we will work on a "Step up to Third Grade" unit. We will focus on place value to the 10,000 and 3 digit addition/subtraction. Our last fact test will be mixed review and will be on Tuesday. 
 
For science we will continue to study life cycles. We will focus on the life cycle of a butterfly. 
 
This is career week in social studies and we will learn about different careers from some parents on Friday. We will research different careers that we may find interesting. 
 
No Homework this week, but please continue to encourage your child to read every night!
 
 
Have a great week!
 
Mrs.Woelmer

05-15-18 Career Day Information

Dear parents, 
 
I'm so sad to say that we have not had anyone sign up for our career day! This is a great opportunity to share what fun things you do in your career to help inspire the future!  Please consider signing up! 
 
Here is the first post I posted about it with the link to sign up:
 
Career Day is quickly approaching and we are going to be doing it a little different this year. If you have a fun career that you would like to share to ONLY second grade, please click on the following link and let us  know that you are interested in speaking.  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KLeaNYhA4otdKeZyRCSbWU8-kW6IEFQ8AU9eBiRrUUw/edit
 
Thank you, 
 
Mrs. Woelmer​

05-14-18

5/14/18
Happy Monday! I hope you had an amazing Mother's Day! You certainly deserve it!!
 
STAAR testing is happening this week- Monday-Wednesday. No visitors will be permitted on those days. Thank you for your understanding. To support the students taking the test we are encouraging all students to wear super hero shirts on Tuesday and TCES shirts on Wednesday. 
 
Students need to wear tennis shoes this week for specials because they will have game stations in the gym. 
 
There will be NO HOMEWORK this week!! Please continue to read every night. 
 
Field Day is this Friday from 9:00-11:00. Please wear your blue Mrs. Woelmer shirt and be prepared to get wet! Students will need to bring an extra change of clothes, including socks, shoes, and underwear. Students will also need to bring a towel. I highly recommend applying sunscreen and bug spray before coming to school. It's going to be a great day! 
 
This week in reading we will begin a unit on Reader's theater. We will practice reading and performing plays.
 
Read 20 minutes every night
 
During writing we will continue to add to our "How to" book. We will finish and publish our book this week.
 
For math we will learn how to divide numbers using different strategies. Our fact test will be mixed review. 
 
In science students will begin our unit on insect life cycles. We will observe our caterpillars this week as they move through their life cycle. We will take the district benchmark on Thursday.
 
During social studies we will finish our Dream Town map. Then, we will learn more about Canada and Mexico. 
 
Have a great week!
 
Mrs. Woelmer

05-07-18 Happy May!

05-07-18
 
Hello All and Happy Spring! 
 
I hope you all had the chance to enjoy the beautiful weather this weekend. I can't believe how fast our year has flown by and am so sad that our year is coming to an end. 
 
The last Scholastic book order I will submit will be on May 11th, Friday, of this week. Thank you so much for ordering from this website and supporting our Book Fair too!
 
Career Day is quickly approaching and we are going to be doing it a little different this year. If you have a fun career that you would like to share to ONLY second grade, please click on the following link and let us  know that you are interested in speaking.  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KLeaNYhA4otdKeZyRCSbWU8-kW6IEFQ8AU9eBiRrUUw/edit
 
Thank you for the wonderful gifts today to celebrate Teacher Appreciation!! I feel so blessed to be your child's teacher! 
 
 
This week in reading we will continue learning about procedural text. We will take an assessment for a daily grade on Thursday and Friday. Students will be expected to be able to follow a list of directions and answer questions about a procedural text. 
 
Reading passage: Counting Money
 
For writing students will practice writing procedural text making sure to include a list of materials and step by step instructions. 
 
Spelling Week 31: Hard G and Soft G
giant, digit, gym, jam, badge, green, goose, games, gems, garden, jumps, gifts, frog, sea, began, grow, took, sale, there, where
 
During math we will learn how to multiply numbers using different strategies. We will learn that multiplication is repeated addition. Our fact test will be mixed review. 
 
Math: 393-394
 
In science students will learn about food chains and discuss how animals can be dependent on other animals to survive. 
 
Weekly Question: Family Night!
 
For social studies review land forms and being a project called "Dream Town" where students will create a map of their own town. 
 
Have a great week!!
 
 
 
 Mrs. Woelmer
 
 
 
 

04-30-18 The last day of April!

4/30/18
Good afternoon! Can you believe it is already the last day of April?? This school year has gone by so quickly!
 
Tomorrow is our field trip! As you saw on the papers that went home last week, we are going to Main Street Theater to see Sideways Stories from Wayside School. Students should wear their blue Mrs. Woelmer class shirt. Please make sure your child eats a big breakfast and please send a snack for your child to eat before we leave. We will eat lunch when we return to school but it will be later than our normal lunch time. Don't forget to also send their sack lunch. The cafeteria will be closed when we return. It's going to be a great day!
 
This week in reading we will begin a unit on procedural text where we will read to find out how to do things. We will learn that it is important to read all of the directions. We will also discuss the importance of transition words.   
 
Reading: Texas Story
 
During writing students will learn how to write a procedural piece. We will practice writing step by step instructions and will be sure to include transition words.  
 
Spelling week 29: hard c and soft c
 
city, sail, nice, cell, price, cent, call, kitten, cable, basket, face, police, cupcake, mile, night, walk, white, before, then, think
 
 
For math we will continue to practice counting collections of coins and discussing financial responsibility. We will take our money assessment on Friday. Please complete the math review that is attached to the bottom of the homework page. Our fact test will be mixed review.
 
Math: attached money review on Homework tab
 
 
In science we will finish our animal unit this week by reviewing the different animals and their adaptations. Students will need to know that animals have bodies that help them survive in their habitat. For example, a bear has fur to keep them warm in the winter. They also need to know why animals hibernate and migrate. Our test will be on Thursday.  
 
 
For social studies this week we will focus on the different types of land forms on earth. We will learn about mountains, hills, plains, plateaus, oceans, rivers, lakes, ponds, islands, and peninsulas. 
 

 Weekly question: Explain how to add and subtract 2 digit numbers with regrouping.

 

Have a great week!

Mrs. Woelmer

04-23-18

4/23/18
Happy Monday! I hope you enjoyed your weekend!
 
Our Book Fair is here! Students will be able to shop from 10:00-10:30. If you are wanting to come shop with them, please come during our shopping time.You can also send money in with your child. We will have Parents and Pastries on Tuesday from 7:30- 8:10  where you can get a donut and then come shopping for books. Mrs. Russell will also have Book Fair open late on Thursday from 5:30-7:00. 
 
Today in your child's homework folder you will see two permission slips for our field trip next week on May 1. We will be going to Main Street Theater to see Sideways Stories from Wayside School. We've been reading the books in class and everyone is excited to see the books come to life! Please return both permission slips- one has insurance information on it and the other one lets me know if your child needs to order a lunch from the cafeteria. Please be sure to read the permission slips and return them no later than Thursday, April 26. 
 
This week in reading we will finish our research project this week by creating a visual to go with our research. 
 
Reading: Backyard Corn
 
During writing students will learn how to take our notes from our research project and turn it into paragraphs. We will also learn about abbreviations. 
 

Spelling: Week 28

lick, leak, snake, sleek, weak, croak, whack, brook, bank, smack, kick, rock, spoke, children, side, feet, car, favorite, busy, after

For math we will discuss spending, saving, deposits, and withdraws this week. We will continue to practice counting collections of coins as we solve problems involving money. Our fact test will be mixed review. 
 
Math: page  855-856
 
In science we will learn about animal classifications and discuss how their bodies help them survive in their habitat. Students should be able to describe their research animal's adaptations for their environment. 
 
Weekly question:  Why do some animals hibernate? Why do some animals migrate?
 
For social studies we will discuss the different continents and oceans this week. Students will be expected to label the different continents and oceans. You can ask your child to practice the song that helps them remember. 
 
Take care,
 
Mrs. Woelmer

 

 

 

 

 

04-20-18 Book Fair Information

Happy Friday!
 
The Book Fair is here! Today we went to preview it and the students are bringing home their wish list. 
 
Next week students will be able to shop from 10:00-10:30. If you are wanting to come shop with them, please come during our shopping time.You can also send money in with your child. We will have Parents and Pastries on Tuesday where you can get a donut and then come shopping for books. Mrs. Russell will also have Book Fair open late on Thursday afternoon.
 
 
Also, we are having a scissor shortage in our class. We had several pairs break this year. If you have any extra kid scissors that you do not need anymore and could donate to the class, we'd appreciate it!
 
Have a wonderful start to your weekend!
 
Mrs. Woelmer
 

04-16-18

Hello All! 

Thank you so much for all of your support last Friday at the Dash and Bash! It was such a fun event, even in the rain at times. We had a wonderful fractions celebration and the kids loved the pizza surprise. Here are a few fraction pizzas that the students made during our celebration: 

 

This week week in reading we are continuing our research project on animals. We are learning different strategies to help us read our nonfiction books. We will work on answering our "thin" questions this week. Please make sure your child is bringing their animal book to school everyday. Also, if you have an opportunity, I'd love to encourage you to check out the public library. They have tons of books that our school library does not have. 
 
Reading: Only Owls
 
For writing students will work on answering our "thick" questions for our research project. We will learn how to take these answers and turn them into a paragraph.
 

Spelling: week 27 

chalk, fall, talk, calm, bald, salt, stall, stalk, small, all, call, palm, balk, often, run, important, until, friend, was, same

During math we will begin a unit on Money and Financial Literacy. Students will learn how to count a collection of coins this week. To practice at home, you can let your child count your spare change. Our fact test this week will be mixed review.
 
Math: p. 493-494
 
 
In science we will continue with our animal unit by discussing animals body parts and learning how animals adapt to survive. 
 
 
For social studies students will begin our Geography unit by studying the continents and oceans.
 
Weekly question: Describe the physical geography around your house/neighborhood. Draw a picture of what you see.
 
Have a great week!
Mrs. Woelmer

 

 

 

04-11-18 Cougar Connection Correction

Hi Parents,

In today's Cougar Connection there is a correction on the dates for the last day of school celebration.

Current Newsletter Reads:

31 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony

JUNE

End of Year Parties; 5th Grade Walk of Fame; Early release

 

Date Correction to share:

30   5th Grade Promotion Ceremony

31   End of Year Parties; 5th Grade Walk of Fame; Early Releasec

Dash and Bash Silent Auction Opportunities

Hi All! 
 
Dash and Bash is approaching soon!!! The kids are so excited for Friday's Color Run and the teachers are too! 
 
For the Bash part of the night here is a listing of "Buy It Now" options at the auction from 6-9: 
 
TEACHER TIME
Principal for the Day item # TT-1
One lucky winner will get to rule the school all day on Friday May 4, 2018! The winner will perform Mrs.
Thompson's duties such as morning and afternoon announcements, have lunch catered in "their"
conference room, fill out a report card for Mrs. Thompson, take a picture at the front desk with the office
staff, and participate in any other activities that may be on her calendar that day!
Starting Bid $50 Buy It Now $300
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………....
Assistant Principal & Counselor for the Day item # TT-2
One lucky winner will get to help run the school! The top bidder will perform some of Mrs. Standefer and
Mrs. Cathcart's most important duties that are on the calendar that day! Date to be determined with Mrs.
Standefer.
Starting Bid $50 Buy It Now $
Let's Tie Dye! - Mrs. Culver item # TT-5
Buy It Now! 10 lucky students will get to enjoy a tie dye shoe lesson and pizza with Mrs. Culver on May
22nd from 4-5:30pm. ***Art supplies will be provided but the winners will need to provide their own pair
of plain white canvas sneakers in their size.
Buy It Now Party Board - 10 spots at $20
………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………....
3rd - 5th Grade: Run the Muddy Trails with Ms. J! item # TT-6
Lace up those sneakers because one lucky winner and a friend of their choice will get to join Ms.
Jackson at the Muddy Trails Race in April 2019 located at Rob Fleming Park. Winner receives 2 race
entries and a picnic dinner!
Starting Bid $25 Buy It Now $100
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………....
Kinder: Sno Much Fun Party - Barton item # TT-7
The winner from Mrs. Barton's class will get to select one classmate to bring to Bahama Bucks on
Thursday, May 17th from 4:30 - 5:30pm. Join the Kinder teachers for board games and sno cone treats, it
will be SNO much fun!!
Starting Bid $25 Buy It Now $75
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………....
Kinder: Sno Much Fun Party - Jetton item # TT-8
The winner from Mrs. Jetton's class will get to select one classmate to bring to Bahama Bucks on
Thursday, May 17th from 4:30 - 5:30pm. Join the Kinder teachers for board games and sno cone treats, it
will be SNO much fun!!
Starting Bid $25 Buy It Now $75
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………....
Kinder: Sno Much Fun Party - Harcrow item # TT-9
The winner from Mrs. Harcrow's class will get to select one classmate to bring to Bahama Bucks on
Thursday, May 17th from 4:30 - 5:30pm. Join the Kinder teachers for board games and sno cone treats, it
will be SNO much fun!!
Starting Bid $25 Buy It Now $75
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………....
Kinder: Sno Much Fun Party - Mitchell item # TT-10
The winner from Mrs. Mitchell's class will get to select one classmate to bring to Bahama Bucks on
Thursday, May 17th from 4:30 - 5:30pm. Join the Kinder teachers for board games and sno cone treats, it
will be SNO much fun!!
Starting Bid $25 Buy It Now $75
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………....
1st Grade: Pottery Painting Palooza - Cobb item # TT-11
One lucky winner from each class will get to stay after school on Tuesday, May 1st from 4 - 5:00pm
1st Grade: Pottery Painting Palooza - Shockley item # TT-14
One lucky winner from each class will get to stay after school on Tuesday, May 1st from 4 - 5:00pm for
your very own pottery painting party with the 1st grade teachers! Snacks and drinks will be provided.
Starting Bid $25 Buy It Now $75
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………....
2nd Grade: Button Up Bahama Bucks - Lyons item # TT-15
One lucky winner from each class will get to stay after school with the 2nd grade teachers on Thursday,
May 3rd from 4 - 5:15 pm to create a unique piece of canvas button artwork and enjoy delicious sno cone
treats from Bahama Bucks!
Starting Bid $25 Buy It Now $75
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………....
2nd Grade: Button Up Bahama Bucks - McDowell item # TT-16
One lucky winner from each class will get to stay after school with the 2nd grade teachers on Thursday,
May 3rd from 4 - 5:15 pm to create a unique piece of canvas button artwork and enjoy delicious sno cone
treats from Bahama Bucks!
Starting Bid $25 Buy It Now $75
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………....
2nd Grade: Button Up Bahama Bucks - Pinto item # TT-17
One lucky winner from each class will get to stay after school with the 2nd grade teachers on Thursday,
May 3rd from 4 - 5:15 pm to create a unique piece of canvas button artwork and enjoy delicious sno cone
treats from Bahama Bucks!
Starting Bid $25 Buy It Now $75
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………....
2nd Grade: Button Up Bahama Bucks - Williams item # TT-18
One lucky winner from each class will get to stay after school with the 2nd grade teachers on Thursday,
May 3rd from 4 - 5:15 pm to create a unique piece of canvas button artwork and enjoy delicious sno cone
treats from Bahama Bucks!
Starting Bid $25 Buy It Now $75
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………....
2nd Grade: Button Up Bahama Bucks - Woelmer item # TT-19
One lucky winner from each class will get to stay after school with the 2nd grade teachers on Thursday,
May 3rd from 4 - 5:15 pm to create a unique piece of canvas button artwork and enjoy delicious sno cone
treats from Bahama Bucks!
Starting Bid $25 Buy It Now $75
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………....
3rd Grade: Popcorn, Pizza, Pajamas...OH MY! - Barnhouse,
Brown, Huggins, Thomas combined item # TT-20
Wear your comfy pajamas to school and get ready to enjoy popcorn and pizza while you watch a movie
after school with the 3rd grade teachers! The party will be Wednesday, May 2nd from 4 - 6 pm.
Buy It Now Party Board - 20 spots at $25
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………....
4th Grade: Mad Science - Bosworth item # TT-21
One lucky winner and a friend of their choice from each class will get to stay after school with the 4th
grade teachers on Monday, May 21st from 4 - 5:00 pm to conduct wacky experiments such as creating
slime in the TCES Science Lab! Snacks and drinks will be provided and winners will receive a lab coat to
take home.
Starting Bid $25 Buy It Now $75
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………....
4th Grade: Mad Science - Ling item # TT-22
One lucky winner and a friend of their choice from each class will get to stay after school with the 4th
grade teachers on Monday, May 21st from 4 - 5:00 pm to conduct wacky experiments such as creating
slime in the TCES Science Lab! Snacks and drinks will be provided and winners will receive a lab coat to
take home.
Starting Bid $25 Buy It Now $75
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………....
4th Grade: Mad Science - Reeves item # TT-23
One lucky winner and a friend of their choice from each class will get to stay after school with the 4th
grade teachers on Monday, May 21st from 4 - 5:00 pm to conduct wacky experiments such as creating
slime in the TCES Science Lab! Snacks and drinks will be provided and winners will receive a lab coat to
take home.
Starting Bid $25 Buy It Now $75
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………....
4th Grade: Mad Science - Smith item # TT-24
One lucky winner and a friend of their choice from each class will get to stay after school with the 4th
grade teachers on Monday, May 21st from 4 - 5:00 pm to conduct wacky experiments such as creating
slime in the TCES Science Lab! Snacks and drinks will be provided and winners will receive a lab coat to
take home.
Starting Bid $25 Buy It Now $75
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………....
5th Grade: Let's Go To The Movies! - Abrams item # TT-25
One lucky winner will get to invite a friend to dinner and a movie with the 5th grade teachers and other
winning students! Dinner will be provided at Pie 5 Pizza followed by a movie at Cinemark XD Theater on
Kuykendahl. (Date and movie TBD with winners and teachers)
Starting Bid $25 Buy It Now $75
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………....
5th Grade: Let's Go To The Movies! - Budd item # TT-26
One lucky winner will get to invite a friend to dinner and a movie with the 5th grade teachers and other
winning students! Dinner will be provided at Pie 5 Pizza followed by a movie at Cinemark XD Theater on
Kuykendahl. (Date and movie TBD with winners and teachers)
Starting Bid $25 Buy It Now $75
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………....
5th Grade: Let's Go To The Movies! - Jackson item # TT-27
One lucky winner will get to invite a friend to dinner and a movie with the 5th grade teachers and other
winning students! Dinner will be provided at Pie 5 Pizza followed by a movie at Cinemark XD Theater on
Kuykendahl. (Date and movie TBD with winners and teachers)
Starting Bid $25 Buy It Now $75
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………....
5th Grade: Let's Go To The Movies! - McCann item # TT-28
One lucky winner will get to invite a friend to dinner and a movie with the 5th grade teachers and other
winning students! Dinner will be provided at Pie 5 Pizza followed by a movie at Cinemark XD Theater on
Kuykendahl. (Date and movie TBD with winners and teachers)
Starting Bid $25 Buy It Now $75
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………....
Mom & Me DIY Squishy Class - Mrs. Bridges item # TT-29
Buy It Now! 10 lucky students and a parent will get to enjoy a DIY squishy lesson to create an adorable
cactus with Mrs. Bridges on Thursday, May 17th from 4- 5:00pm. Enjoy munching on chips and salsa
while you work! *Parent must be present to assist with sculpting squishy.
Buy It Now Party Board 10 spots at $20
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………....

04-09-18

4/9/18
Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend!
 
Our 4th and 5th grade students will be taking the STAAR test on Tuesday and Wednesday this week. There will be no visitors allowed on campus those two days. Thank you for your understanding. 
 
To support our 4th and 5th graders, we are encouraging all students to wear their Champion shirt on Tuesday if you ordered it. On Wednesday students may wear super hero shirts to support the kids taking the test. 
 
Friday is Dash and Bash. Order forms are due by Wednesday. Please make sure to get your packets turned in! I can't wait to see everyone there!
 
For reading and writing we are researching animals. The students picked out their animal today and we will be checking books out in the library this morning. I also wanted to encourage you to check out your public library. This is a wonderful source of information and will likely have more books on your child's topic than our school library. 
 
**If you have not returned the secret letter that I emailed on Friday, please do so by tomorrow. Thank you!***
 
This week we are learning:
Reading: We will continue to work on our research project by looking at the reading and picking out the facts that we need to answer our thick questions for research.  
 
Reading: FAMILY NIGHT- read a book with your family
 
Writing: We will focus on asking and answering three "thick" questions. These are questions that have a more detailed response.
 

Spelling: au, aw

haul, maul, gaunt, pauses, raw, paw, draw, claws, dawn, yawn, hawk, launch, haunt, both, paper, together, got, group, does, has

Math: We will continue with our fraction unit. Students are learning how to identify fractions and partition them into different fractions. We will take our Fraction assessment on Thursday. There is a review for homework in your child's homework folder. We will have our Fraction celebration on Friday. Our fact test will be mixed facts.
 
Math: Review handout
 
Science: We will begin a unit on animals which ties in nicely with our research that we are doing for reading/writing. We will be able to identify the basic needs of animals. 
 
Social Studies: We will create and finish our Inventions of the Future project. If you have any recyclable materials you can donate to our classroom for tomorrow, please do!  The students usually love this project and it is so fun when the students have lots of materials to choose from. 
 
Weekly question: Describe what you are most excited to participate in during Dash and Bash.
 
Have a great week!

 

Mrs. Woelmer

 

 

04-06-18 Odds and Ends for this week

Parents - Final call for spring GT testing. Requests and completed permission forms must be received by April 11th.  Form available here:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4bX1lKZz1YeN2c2SVFWVmlkQnRNQXJPaTdPRmpRUUZBS0lV/view?usp=sharing
 
 *** If you have already requested testing & have
returned the permission form, please email Ms. Sims at sherisims@tomballisd.net to confirm that your request and forms have been received.
 
***Next week our class will be creating a new idea for technology with recyclable materials. If you have any toilet paper or paper towel rolls, egg cartons, or shoe boxes that you would like to donate to our classroom, please do! 
 
Dash and Bash is next week! Please return your wristband envelopes as soon as possible. Don't forget register to visit for the Dash before coming on Friday, if possible. 
 
Have a wonderful weekend!
 
Mrs. Woelmer

04-02-18 Happy April!

4/2/18

Good afternoon! I hope you had a chance to enjoy the long, beautiful weekend!
 
Dash and Bash forms are due April 11th. The raffle during lunches began today. This is such an exciting time for the kids (and teachers). I highly encourage you to attend the Bash on April 13. I'll be there too! :) 
 
Please return the moon phase calendar by Wednesday. 
 
This week in reading we will begin a unit on research. We will learn about different types of questions- thin and thick. We will practice asking these types of  questions. Toward the end of the week, we will choose an animal to research.Students will be welcome to research and check out books on their animal outside of school as well as doing research here. 
 
Reading: Bridges passage
 
 
For writing students will continue to revise our stories by adding spider legs to show new details. We will work with a partner to edit our papers. Finally, we will put them on million dollar paper to publish them. 
 
Spelling: ou, ow
how, counts, cows, clown, found, town, loud, now, ouch, down, shout, brown, ground, example, begin, life, always, noun, pout, those 
 
During math we will begin a unit on fractions for the next two weeks. We will learn that a fraction must be cut into equal pieces. We will begin a project-based learning assignment as well. Ask you child about it! Our fact test this week will be mixed facts. 
 
Math: page 687-688
 
In science students will finish our plant unit by planting our own plants. Our plant test will be on Friday. You can play the following Kahoot game for a review: https://play.kahoot.it/#/k/d7f76499-ddb5-46fc-ae3a-1834a698d8b2
 
Weekly question: Go on a nature walk and find a plant. Draw a picture of your plant, label the parts and write a description of how each plant part helps the plant. 
 
 
For social studies we will begin our project for Technology over Time. Students will be creating an invention for the future! 
 
Have a fantastic week!
 
Mrs. Woelmer