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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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Timber Creek Math and Science Night is THIS THURSDAY, February 22nd!!

Please download a free QR Reader to your smart device to “FAST PASS” possible lines at the estimation stations and sign in! 

There will be several opportunities to enter to win PRIZES and the class with the highest attendance will win a PIZZA PARTY! 

We cannot wait for all the fun on Thursday night from 5 pm-7 pm! 

Week of 2/20...

*Join us on Thursday for Family Math & Science Night from 5-7 PM!!!

Our Objectives for the week are:

Math: skip counting by 2's, 5's, and 10's, test on Friday

Science: identify and describe a variety of natural sources of water, including streams, lakes, and oceans

ELA: long i vowels (test on Friday); continue to read literary nonfiction and work on author study on Gail Gibbons; write research paper on an animal - students will learn how to hunt for facts in nonfiction books as well as pull facts from websites such as pebblego and national geographic kids.  Students will also make a poster about their chosen animal in class.

Social Studies: continue to understand how families meet basic human needs: discuss needs versus wants and goods versus services

Thank you, parents!!! :)

Thank you so much for all of the treats and surprises yesterday for Valentine's Day!!! I appreciate all of your sweet thoughts and cute gifts/chocolate, etc. I absolutely LOVE spending my days at school with these precious kids!!!
 
Also, thank you again to our awesome room moms Kristen & Rachel for making the party a huge success!! The kids and I thank you very much for all of your planning, shopping, etc!!! Thank you to parents who sent in party donations!!! 
 
ENJOY the 4 day weekend!!! No School Friday or Monday. 

GT Testing update from Ms. Sims

The Gifted & Talented parent recommendation window for spring testing is now open for students in grades 1 - 5. If interested in testing, please pick up a permission form & parent survey from the front office or send your request for permission forms to sherisims@tomballisd.net. Deadline for receiving recommendations is March 9th. Please contact Ms. Sims with questions. Test results will be available in late May.

Week of 2/12...

*Wednesday is our Valentine's party from 2:30-3:30!!!! We have 20 students in our class, if your child wishes to pass out Valentine cards or treats. :)

 ***Bring a canned food item to donate on Wednesday- looking for 100% participation to help out our local food bank.

*Our 100th day of school is this Thursday!!!  Bottle projects are due and we will have lots of fun rotating between the first grade teachers with 100th day activities!

*No school on Friday or Monday!  

Our Objectives for the week are:

Math: new unit on skip counting by 2's, 5's, and 10's.

Science: Gather evidence of how rocks, soil, and water help to make useful products.  Test on Wednesday.

ELA: long e vowels (test on Thursday due to no school on Friday); read literary nonfiction and begin an author study on Gail Gibbons; write research paper on an animal - students will learn how to hunt for facts in nonfiction books as well as pull facts from websites such as pebble go and national geographic kids.

Social Studies: continue to understand how families meet basic human needs: discuss needs versus wants and goods versus services

PTO needs your help!!

TCES PTO is looking for two Kinder or 1st Grade parents to fill lead spots for The Sweet Shoppe, our annual Dessert and Candy Bar at Dash and Bash April 13th. 

The deadline to fill these roles from Kinder or 1st grade parents will be February 13th.  After that, Dash & Bash planning committee will begin cutting events that remain open to fill.

 Please consider volunteering for this amazing Dash & Bash event.  This is a FAN FAVORITE for young and old and we made over $1500 last year.   Grab a friend, have fun decorating, get your creative spirit going.  PTO will provide all expenses and materials.  Desserts and Candy items are all donated from parents and local businesses.  No baking involved. 

 If you have any questions or interested in The Sweet Shoppe, please email Anita Andrews at tcespto.secretary@gmail.com.

A few reminders!

Wish list: I've updated the classroom wish list. Thank you all for your help keeping the classroom running smoothly! A few supplies are running very low!
 
Yearbook: Yearbooks are on sale now at Balfour.com. Make sure you receive one by pre-ordering. There will be very few extras ordered, and they will be first-come first-serve. 
 
100th day: We will celebrate the 100th day of school on Feb. 15th. Please remember to complete the water bottle project and send to school. 
 
Valentines:  Valentine's day is coming up. Please watch for communication from the Homeroom moms regarding the party on 2/14 and what will be needed! Also, we will decorate a Valentine Bag in class, and pass out Valentines cards BEFORE the party starts. If your child would like to participate in the Valentine card exchange,  they must bring one for every member of the class (we don't want anyone to be left out). We currently have 20 kids in our class. 

Food Drive (One Day Challenge)

Attention Parents:

TCES is challenging ALL students to bring ONE can of food for our annual food drive. We will be collecting them on ONE day only and only ask for each child to bring ONE.(canned goods only) 
 
We have 592 students at TCES and our goal is 592 cans. 
 
We will collect them next Wednesday on VALENTINES DAY, FEBRUARY 14th.
 
Thanks so much for your support in helping our food drive!!! 

week of February 5-9

 

Our Objectives for the week--

Math: place value to 120 - generate and compare numbers to 120 - test on Friday

Science: observe, compare, describe, and sort components of soil by size, texture, and color.  Gather evidence of how rocks, soil, and water help to make useful products.  

ELA: continue long a vowels (test on Friday); continue reading nonfiction (informational/expository) text - practice making inferences; continue expository writing (major writing grade on Wednesday using district prompt).  On Friday we will introduce new genre of literary nonfiction and begin a research project on a animal.

Social Studies: understand how families meet basic human needs: discuss needs versus wants and goods versus services

Class Reward, Friday Feb 2nd

The class has earned GAME DAY for tomorrow!! We will play games for about 30 minutes at the end of the day! Your child may bring a board game to share, or an electronic device to play. Students are responsible for keeping up with their games/devices. I cannot be held responsible, so if you are concerned about something happening, please do not send it!! I will also provide things for them to play with if you don't feel comfortable sending an item. Thanks!! 

week of 1/29...

Our Objectives for the week are:

Math: place value to 120 - generate and compare numbers to 120 - introduce greater than > and less than < signs.

Science: observe, compare, describe, and sort components of soil by size, texture, and color.  Please have your child bring a rock to school by Friday.

ELA: introduce long a vowels (test on Friday); continue reading nonfiction (informational/expository) text - practice retelling nonfiction passages that were read with stating the main idea and details; continue expository writing and add text features as well as revise/edit writing.

Social Studies: continue to describe how technology has changed the way we live and how it has changed over time.  Students will create a booklet showing how transportation, communication and recreation technology has changed from the past to the present.  This will be done Thursday and Friday for a major grade.

Week of 1/22...

Our Objectives for the week are:

Math: place value to 120 - continue to represent numbers in different ways (standard form, tens and ones, expanded form, base ten blocks, picture representation, place number on an open number line, tell a number smaller or larger than a given number)

Science: continue to observe and record changes in the appearance of objects in the sky such as clouds, the moon, stars, and the sun.  Test on Thursday.

ELA: spelling short vowel review words with blends and digraphs (test on Friday); continue reading nonfiction (informational/expository) text.  We will go over nonfiction text features (titles, headings, captions, pictures, drawings, table of contents, glossary, index, labels, diagrams, maps, etc) as well as dig into texts to discuss main ideas and details; continue expository writing.

Social Studies: continue to describe how technology has changed the way we live and how it has changed over time.  Discuss how mailing a letter has changed.  Identify historical figures who exhibited inventiveness (Alexander Graham Bell, Ben Franklin, Thomas Edison, Garrett Morgan, Louise Braille)

January 18-19

We will see how much we can squeeze in the next two days and adjust our lesson plans accordingly!

Our Objectives for this week are:

Math: place value to 120 - review ways to show numbers, build numbers with base ten blocks

Science: continue to observe and record changes in the appearance of objects in the sky such as clouds, the moon, stars, and the sun.

ELA: spelling short u words with blends and digraphs (NO test on Friday - please remember that starting next week, we will be taking off points for incorrect use of capital letters, a letter to parents went home last Wednesday about this in your child's homework folder); continue reading nonfiction (informational/expository) text.  We will go over nonfiction text features (titles, headings, captions, pictures, drawings, table of contents, glossary, index, labels, diagrams, maps, etc); continue expository writing.

Social Studies: continue to describe how technology has changed the way we live and how it has changed over time.  Introduce a few famous inventors and what they are know for.

Back to school after ICE days!

Hi parents! I hope you have stayed safe and warm during these crazy ICE days off. Just a heads up about the short 2 day week...
 
We will NOT have a spelling test this week, but we will practice what our test should look like in class so that students are prepared for the next week (please remember that we will be taking off points for incorrect use of capital letters, a letter to parents went home last Wednesday about this in your child's homework folder). This week we will just practice short u words, then next week we will actually test on all the short vowel review words on Friday.
 
Looking forward to seeing the kiddos tomorrow!