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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 2017-2018 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 18 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 September 25, 2017

We are learning:
Language Arts: letter/sounds k,c,m,r
Sight words: look, see
Math: Numbers to 10
Science: Properties-Size, Shape, Mass
Social Studies: Our Country (USA Flag and pledge)

Parent Orientation

Parent Orientation will be on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 6:00 pm. I hope you can make it!

PTO Membership Drive

In today's Wednesday folder you will find a PTO membership form. You can join for $20 and get a Decker Prairie t-shirt for your child to wear on Cougar Fridays. If you do not want a shirt, you can join for $5. The PTO is very important to our school and does a lot to support our kids throughout the year!  The class in each grade level with the highest percentage of PTO memberships will receive extra recess and snow cones!!!
 
 

Week of September 18, 2017

Language Arts: letter/sounds f,h,g,o
Sight words: to, and
Math: Numbers to 10
Science: Size, Shape, Mass
Social Studies: Freedom Week
 
Mother Goose came to visit us today! Parent Orientation this Thursday @6pm. Friday is fall picture day.

Important Dates!

9/11 - 9/15 Grandparents lunch week - be sure to check in with the front office around 10:55 to check in. Lunch starts at 11.

9/15 - Library Starts - students will only check out one book each week at first Library every week on Wednesday

9/13 - THS Homecoming Parade & Community Pep Rally

9/18 - Constitution Day

9/18 - Watch D.O.G. Kickoff 

9/22 - Fall Individual Portraits

Rescheduled Events!

Due to Hurricane Harvey a couple of school events have been rescheduled. Parent Orientation Night for PK-K has been rescheduled to Sept 21st. The Decker Prairie Fall Festival will be rescheduled for sometime in the spring. Please continue to check our school website for important information including the monthly Cougar Tales newsletter.

Week of September 11, 2017

Language Arts: letter/sounds s,a,l.d
Sight words: I, like
Math: 3D shapes
Science: Five Senses
Social Studies: Our school/First Responders
 
Today is First Responders Day! We will be discussing their importance as well as saying "thank you!" to them. It is also Grandparents Week! Grandparents are welcome to eat with their grandkids in the cafeteria during their time. My class is in the cafeteria at 11:00 am.

Parents as Coaches Program!

DPES is looking for volunteers for our Parents as Coaches program!  Parents as Coaches are weekly parent volunteers that work with small groups of students in a Kindergarten or First Grade classroom for thirty minute increments.  A language arts or math activity/game will be provided for the parent to play with the students.   We believe that our community and parents play a significant role in our students’ success.  All volunteers will need to submit and pass the district background check on the TISD webpage.  If you are interested in volunteering for the Parents as Coaches program, please contact Mrs. Hudson at alidahudson@tomballisd.net  or complete the application form at https://goo.gl/forms/YQqbK9HInZyQEo1i1.

Week of September 4, 2017

We are learning...
 
Language Arts: letter/sounds i,t,p,n
Math: 2D shapes
Science: safety, science tools
Social Studies: our school
 
Welcome back!  I have really missed all of my students!  

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!