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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 4647

School Email: kristinshockley@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 @shockleytc 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! 
 

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A message from our room moms!! :)

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

Name: Meghan Huntsman                        Name:  Becky Cowie
Phone Number:  346-225-4800                Phone Number: 972-900-0555
Email: meghan.huntsman@gmail.com     Email:  rebeccacowie@live.com

As your homeroom parents, our role is to assist our parents and our teacher Mrs. Shockley 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. Shockley 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,

Meghan Huntsman & Becky Cowie 

Week of 10/19...

Monday - wear a fall or Halloween shirt
Thursday- library day
Friday - spirit day: wear a Tomball Cougar or TCES shirt; end of first grading period
 
Word Work: Students will read and write short vowel words, review of all vowels this week (examples: crab, elf, frog, plug). Spelling test on Friday (example: You can help the little elf.) There will be 4 sentences dictated each week. We will work on initial and end blends, review this week (example: stop, past, flag, help).
 
Reading: Readers can make text to text, text to self, and text to world connections. Readers can visualize as they read. 
 
Writing: Writers spell words they know correctly; write stories with beginning, middle, and end; review verbs, capitals, and punctuation.
 
Math: Mathematicians will practice using nonstandard items to measure, review on Monday, unit test on Tuesday. Wednesday new unit on telling time to the hour.
 
Social Studies: Good citizens can explain state and national patriotic symbols, including the bald eagle, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Liberty Bell and Mt Rushmore. We are creating an American Symbols flip book in class.
 
Science: Scientists identify and discuss how sound energy is important in everyday life.  Important vocabulary: pitch, volume, sound waves

week of 10/12...

Reading Book Bags will come home today!!!
Students will get new books every Monday, and sometimes more frequently. They will keep these books in their bookbag. These bookbags need to stay in your child's backpack during the week, so we can access them at school. I have also included charts that they can practice reading weekly as well. Please keep everything in the bookbag and keep it in their backpack. They will only get one bag for the entire year, so please help them care for it! :)
 
Upcoming dates:
Science Test: Properties of Matter -October 14
Math Measurement Test: October 21
Pumpkin Book Study Due: October 27
 
Reading -Readers will focus on story elements; characters, setting, problem, action steps, and solution. We will also be looking at Realistic Fiction. Your child is bringing home a fun Reading at Home project- Pumpkin Character Book Report. (see paper in blue folder)
 
Phonics-Students will read and write short u words (examples: fun, tub, hug).
Spelling sentences will be on Friday. We will also be working on end blends
this week.
 
Writing- We will write a personal narrative. Our writing will have a beginning, middle and end. We will also recognize action verbs.
 
Math- Students will begin working on measurement.
 
Science- This week we will finish up properties of matter and begin our unit on energy. 
 
Social Studies- We will continue working on what it means to be a good citizen and learn about American Symbols.

Week of 10/5...

Monday - wear a blue to support National Stomp Out Bullying Day
Tuesday - wear a fall or Halloween shirt
Friday - spirit day: wear a TCES or red shirt
 
Word Work: Students will read and write short o words (examples: hop, dot, log). Spelling test on Friday (example: The mop is on the box.) There will be 4 sentences dictated each week. We will work on end blends this week (example: lamp, hand, pink).
 
Reading: Readers describe plot elements: main event, problem, resolution. We will also look at the characters of stories and the reasons for their actions.
 
Writing: Writers spell words they know correctly; write stories with beginning, middle, and end; review proper and common nouns.
 
Math: Mathematicians will add and subtract within 10 using different strategies such as part/part/whole, ten frames, and making 10. Unit test on Friday.
 
Social Studies: Good citizens can recite the American and Texas Pledges.
 
Science: Scientists classify objects by observable properties such as larger, smaller, heavier and lighter, shape, color, and texture, and by the materials from which they are made.

From PTO- 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 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!!

Week of 9/28...

Monday - wear a fall or halloween t-shirt

Friday - spirit day: wear a TCES or red tshirt

Word Work: Students will read and write short i words (examples: wig, kid, sit). Spelling test on Friday (example: He can fix the lid.) There will be 4 sentences dictated each week. We will work on r blends this week (example: brick, frog, crab, drop, grill).

 Reading: Readers describe plot elements: main event, problem, resolution.

Writing: Writers spell words they know correctly; write stories with beginning, middle, and end; review nouns (person, place, thing).

Math: Mathematicians understand that the equal sign represents a relationship between the 2 sides of an equation in which the total value on the left is the same as the total value on the right. Example 2+3=5 can also be written 5=2+3; addition and subtraction within 10.

Social Studies: Good citizens understand the purpose of rules and laws and the responsibilities of authority figures and community helpers; end of unit test on Thursday.

Science: Scientists classify objects by observable properties such as larger, smaller, heavier and lighter, shape, color, and texture, and by the materials from which they are made.

Week of 9/21...

Parents, 
Last week I sent out a google meets link for parent orientation night - please disregard. Mrs. Thompson shared on Friday that we will be posting a prerecorded link for parents to view when it is convenient for them. This link will be posted here to Edlio on Tuesday after school. While this will be prerecorded, please continue to reach out to me with any questions, comments, or concerns.
 
Please send in headphones if you haven't already, thank you.
 
Library Day is on Thursdays - please have students keep their books in their backpack and each Thursday they will check out new books. 
 
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.

Objectives: Week of 9/14

Wow! Our first week of school flew by! I hope your children are coming home happy and excited to come back each day! We spent time the first week getting to know each other, learning our classroom routines, and doing some kinder review. This week our objectives are:
 
Word Work: short a words (examples: cat, bag, ham). We will have our first spelling test on Friday. Words will be used in a sentence and we will practice starting our sentences with capital letters and ending them with punctuation. (example: The cat ran.) There will be 4 sentences dictated each week. We will also introduce s blends this week (example: slap, stand, snap).
 
Reading: introduce reader's workshop time, how to find a good fit book, and how to talk about our reading.
 
Writing: brainstorm ideas for writing and how to write in complete sentences.
 
Math: practice subitizing (being able to look at a group of dots and recognizing the number quickly) and how to show a number in multiple ways, including with base ten blocks (tens and ones).
 
Social Studies: understand the purpose of rules and laws and the responsibilities of authority figures
 
Science: classify objects by observable properties such as heavier and lighter, shape, color, and texture, and by the materials from which they are made.
 
Looking forward to a busy week!

Welcome Back to School!!!

Parents, I hope you are enjoying the Labor Day Weekend!  I am so excited to get this school year started and see all of my students bright and early Tuesday morning!

Our focus this first week of school will be to build our classroom community/relationships, and establish some routines. I know we are all excited for school to start. Please don't hesitate to email me if you have any questions. I know it will be a great week, and a fabulous school year!!

Meet the Teacher
See you Thursday morning for the "Pop by and wave hi" parade, from 9:00-9:30 in the TCES front car rider lane. Then we will log on to google meets at 4:00 also!! :)