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My name is Katie Reeves and I am so excited to be your child's fourth grade teacher this year! I am teaching reading, writing, and social studies. It is going to be a wonderful year full of learning and new experiences! I can't wait to get to know about all of my students, but first- here is a little about me!
I was born outside of Chicago, Illinois and moved to York, Pennsylvania as a young child. I lived in Pennsylvania for over 15 years, and then I moved to Houston, Texas and have been here a little over 3 years now and I love it!
I graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. I am certified to teach kindergarten through 6th grade, as well as GT (gifted/talented) and ESL (English as a second language) students. 
This is my 4th year of teaching and my 1st year at Timber Creek! I'm very excited to be in fourth grade, but I have also taught 5th grade and 3rd grade in Spring ISD.
In my free time I enjoy exercising, reading, and spending time with family and friends. I also LOVE animals (of all kinds) but I don't have any pets yet! I am looking forward to getting to know each of my students and having a fantastic year!



Recent Posts

Next week is Read Across America Week! Here is the list of dress up days. We wanted to give you a heads up early, in case parents need more time to figure out an outfit for next Friday.

GT Testing

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.

We are having a canned food drive on February 14th of next week!We are asking each student to bring in at least 1 can to help usreach our school goal of 592 cans!

If you are able to send in 1 can (or more) with your child next weekon Feb. 14, that would be fantastic!
The Valentines Day party is fast approaching! As we get closer to February 14th, please keep in mind that there will be an hour long party from 2:30-3:30 on Wednesday the 14th and students will have time to pass out valentines to each other. 
If you buy/make valentines day cards with your child to pass out, please just make sure that there is one for each child in the class.

Below is a list of all students in my homeroom class:
Ella Ahmed
Max Dean
Rylee Dogay
Jacob Fowlkes
Anna Freeman
Ben Hemmert
Matt Henzler
Brock Johnson
Katelyn Jordan
Thea Liu
Evan Muckler
Brooke Nguyen
Kyle Piepho
AJ Riley
Brady Schneider
Miller Smith
Dimitri Tatavak
Ethan Welty
Montanna Yolles
Faizan Zameer
If you would like to come to the party next Wednesday and take your child home after, you will need a red ticket to exit the building.
Thanks!! :)

Writing Benchmark!

Just a reminder- the writing benchmark is this Wednesday the 31st and Thursday the 1st.
It is broken up into two days- revising/editing questions on Wednesday, and the written essay on Thursday.
Students are encouraged to bring a healthy, non-messy snack to eat during the test both days.

We are beginning to read The One and Only Ivan as a district! This is a fantastic opportunity for you to read at home with your child each night! There is a calendar coming home today in Wednesday folders that outlines the nightly readings, and the idea behind this district activity. Your child will be coming home with their copy of the book today, so be sure to look for that! It's a great chance to read and interact with your child at home, and ask them questions that further their comprehension. 
Please let me know if you have any questions!
Happy reading :)

Polar Express Day!

The Polar Express
Students will celebrate the holidays with a Timber Creek tradition this week!  Each grade level will enjoy popcorn and the movie “The Polar Express” in the library.  Please send a water bottle or a water container (Thermos-type) with your child so they will have something to drink with their popcorn.  
Your student may wear school appropriate pajamas to school on their designated movie day; however, please be sure your child wears regular shoes that day so they may continue to participate in their Specials class and recess.  Thank you to Mrs. Russell, our librarian, and our amazing PTO for making this transition possible each year!
The grade level schedule is as follows:
Monday, December 18th
Fourth Grade
Tuesday, December 19th
Second Grade
Third Grade
Wednesday, December 20th
Fifth Grade
Thursday, December 21st
First Grade

Parent Training, Respite, and Hand in Hand Expo opportunities for the 2017-2018 school year!

Dear Parents,

Parent Training Events

You can register using the links under each event or call 281-357-3140 ext. 4103 or email at sharonmeanor@tomballisd.net and RSVP to Sharon Meanor

December 2,  9:00 - 11:00 am

Handling Holiday Stress: A Behavioral Approach to the Holidays


TISD Staff Development Center

1302 Keefer Rd., Tomball TX 77375


December 2,  12:00 - 3:00

Holiday Respite Day Camp

A Holiday themed day camp will provide families with the gift of time during this respite event. Special education students and their siblings may attend. Registration is required and is limited to the first 30 students. A waiting list will be generated.


TISD Staff Development Center

1302 Keefer Rd., Tomball TX 77375


February 24,  9:00 - 12:00

Hand in Hand Expo

Community agencies and businesses will be on site to provide families with resources.


Parent Training Sessions During the Hand in Hand Expo

9:00 - 9:45 Let's Talk: Core Boards & Functional Communication

10:00 - 10:45 Using Video Modeling & Social Stories to Assist in Behavior Management

11:00 - 11:45 Visual Supports: Do you See What I Am Saying?


TISD Staff Development Center

1302 Keefer Rd., Tomball TX 77375

April 28,  9:00 - 11:00 am

Summer Survival Tips and Technique


TISD Staff Development Center

1302 Keefer Rd., Tomball TX 77375



***** It is important for parents to register for the event via email, online link, or phone as indicated on the flyer as soon as they can so we can be adequately prepared.  Please note, our December 2 Respite Event from 12-3pm is a first come/first serve event.




This information is also listed on the TISD Student Support website under Parent Resources - https://goo.gl/2hTsBx. if you choose to use the link.

Spelling Bee!

A spelling bee permission form went home yesterday.  Please return the form if you would like your child to participate in their classroom spelling bee, which will be held next Tuesday November 14th.  We will be choosing two students from each class to participate in our school spelling bee on December 5th.  Here is a link below if students would like to practice.
Please let me know if you have any questions.​

4th Grade Program!

Hello 4th Grade Parents!

I just wanted to send out a reminder for your child's upcoming Music Program, “An American Dream." I have ALL of their program songs listed on my Edlio site so they can practice at home. I am doing a competition between the classes to see which class can get it memorized first. All of the songs have the words and the music files to help them out. Here is the link so that they can practice:


Also, please take note of the information regarding Photos for the Slideshow presentation.  The photos for the slideshow are due no later than October 27th. The information on how to send them and what I need with the photo is listed below, so please let me know if you have any questions!

Have a GREAT day!!

Britney Culver

Do you have a love of math?

Calling all parents with a love for Math!  We are growing our TMSCA Teams this year.  There are a couple of ways you can help.  We need coaches for 3rd - 5th graders who will compete in in TMSCA tournaments. We need your expertise in the following categories:

* General Mathematics

* Number Sense (mental math)

* Calculator Applications

* Science

1. You can volunteer to coach at our weekly practices once a week or bi-weekly.

     (We have lots of resources to assist you).

2.  You can volunteer to record a lesson via video for our students to watch during practice.  

We would love to have your help as we build a strong and competitive TMSCA team. 

Please contact Sheri Sims at sherisims@tomballisd.net with questions or to volunteer! We appreciate you!

Don't forget... Friday October 6th is an early release day!
We will dismiss at 12:50 pm.
Also, Monday October 9th is a student holiday.
If there is anyone available during the day that would be willing to come in and help me with various classroom tasks, please message me on class dojo or email me!
I am in need of a volunteer to come in this week and help cover our interactive notebooks with clear contact paper! :)