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The wheels on the bus go round and round
Round and round, round and round
The wheels on the bus go round and round
All through the town.


The school bus is in town and ready to bring boys and girls to kindergarten!  I am so excited for the 2016-2017 school year to begin and to welcome each one of you to Decker Prairie Elementary. 

My name is Kay Franklin and I will be your child's teacher this year. I am a graduate of Sam Houston State University, where I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education with a Kindergarten Endorsement.  I have taught kindergarten in Tomball ISD for 17 years.  My family includes my wonderful husband, Bill, and our two sons.  I enjoy the beach, going to the hill country, and I love, love, LOVE shopping trips.  I can't wait to meet and learn all about my new students and their families.  



Recent Posts

Week of May 15, 2017

We are learning:
Language Arts: p blends (pl &pr), narrative text
Sight words: review all
Math: calendar, subtraction
Science: ocean habitat
Social Studies:  chronological order
It's hard to believe the year is almost over! We will be reviewing and testing the report card skills these last couple of weeks. Please make sure your child is still practicing our sight words. The criteria for an E/S/N is much harder this time. The sight word list along with the criteria is attached in my Edlio page under curriculum.  All library books and  books in red or purple book bags need to returned to school tomorrow.

Week of May 8, 2017

We are learning:
Language Arts: c blends, narrative text
Sight words: her
Math: calendar, subtraction
Science: lifecycle of a plant
Social Studies:  landforms and time
Moms and Muffins is Friday morning in the cafeteria. Fun Run money and library books are due on Friday as well. Due to an end of the year inventory check, they will not be checking out any more books. Please make sure they also have all book pouch books returned on Friday as well.

FUN RUN this Friday!

The students are taking pledges for the Fun Run this Friday. Sponsors can make a flat donation or choose to pledge per lap. I am sending home another pledge form in their red folder today. All money raised will go to buy new playground equipment. The money is due by Friday, May 12th.
*My kids are wearing a neon yellow shirt along with neon yellow socks on Friday.

Week of May 1, 2017

We are learning:
Language Arts: s blends (sp,st,sk), media literacy
Sight words: this
Math: calendar,subtraction
Science: lifecycle of a plant
Social Studies:  landforms
Library and our PTO sponsored Fun Run is this Friday! Please have your child wear neon yellow shirts and socks!

Week of April 24, 2017

We are learning:
Language Arts: media literacy; digraphs ch & wh
Sight words: went
Math: calendar,addition
Science: lifecycle of a plant
Social Studies:  landforms
Library is Friday this week! We are taking in donations for the animal shelter.
A big thank you to all our parent volunteers who helped to make our Field Day so much fun!  We really had the spirit!  Go Team Franklin!

Field Day and Fun Run

Kindergarten Field Day is tomorrow from 9-10am. The kids should wear their orange Decker Prairie Field Day t-shirts as well as bring a towel and extra clothes just in case! Depending on the weather, it may have to be moved inside. The PE teachers will let us know. The kids can also bring easy board games to play in the afternoon.
The PTO sponsored Fun Run is Friday, May 5th, during our 12:30 Specials time. The students brought home a sheet to take pledges down on a couple weeks ago. The money raised from this event will help buy playground equipment. 
Thank you for your support this year! :)



This Friday, April 21, 2017


If you have an ORANGE shirt, please wear it on Friday!

Week of April 17, 2017

This week we are learning...
Language Arts: expository text, th&sh digraphs
Sight words: from
Math: addition
Science: insect characteristics
Social Studies:  land forms
Tomorrow is our library day due to Field Day on Friday!  Please send books back to school!

Week of April 10, 2017

We are learning....
Language Arts: -un word family, expository text
Sight words: be, saw
Math: calendar,addition
Science: insect characteristics
Social Studies:  location/maps
Library on Tuesday this week. We will be hunting eggs on Thursday. Please send in 6 plastic eggs filled with nonedible items (ex: small rings, erasers, toys). Your child will also need a basket or bag to put the eggs in. We will not be having an Easter party. No school on Friday!

Field Trip Success!!!!

Thank you to all of our parents who came to the Oil Ranch with us! Without you, we wouldn't have had such a smooth day! I hope you all had as much fun as we did!  Your help and support was appreciated!

If you took any pictures and would like to share, you can email them to me at
Thank you again!

Kindergarten Field Trip-Thursday!

The field trip to the OIL RANCH is this Thursday, April 6, 2017.  Please make sure your child wears the red DPES shirt or a red shirt as well as tennis shoes. Please remember your sack lunch and drink.   Sack lunches should be labeled with the child's name and in a sack that can be thrown away when we are done. Also, please pack a lunch that does not need an ice pack to keep cool.  We will be leaving promptly at 9 am.  The children are so excited and it will be a fun time!

Week of April 3, 2017

This week we are learning...
Language Arts: -ug word family, expository text
Sight words: all, out
Math: measurement and addition
Science: animal characteristics/insects
Social Studies: direction words/maps
 Our field trip is on Thursday! Please remember to dress in your school shirt! If you do no have that shirt, please wear some kind of red shirt.  Also, please send your child with a sack lunch and drink.  Make sure everything can be thrown away because we will not be bringing our lunch kits. Look for more information coming home in Wednesday folders about the field trip! 

Week of March 27, 2017

We are learning:
Language Arts: -ub word family, expository text
Sight words: do, have
Math: calendar, measurement
Science: animal characteristics
Social Studies: direction words/maps
*no lunch visitors on Tuesday due to the STAAR test.
Please send in permission slips ASAP for our Field Trip to the Oil Ranch! Your child must have one to go on our field trip next week! =] 

Don't Forget!

Tomorrow is a busy day! Class pictures and our library day! I also need to know by tomorrow if your child will be buying a sack lunch from the cafeteria for our field trip.

Kindergarten Field Trip

                                              Mark your calendars!
Our field trip to the Oil Ranch will be on Thursday, April 6. A permission slip is coming home tomorrow in our Wednesday folder. Please send that back in as soon as possible!
We will need chaperones. Let me know if you are able to join us! Chaperones will buy their admission ticket at the gate and need to fill out the online background check form on our district website. 
**If your child will need to buy a sack lunch from the cafeteria for the field trip, I will need to know by this Friday!