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All about Mrs. Shockley

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. I look forward to hearing from you and working together to help your child succeed academically.
 

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Stay engaged during the Summer!

Dear Parent(s),

As summertime approaches it is very important to keep your little one involved.  Students who do not read over the summer can sometimes lose three or more reading levels causing them to start third grade below level which causes frustration for the student.  It is imperative that your student READS over the summer to continue use of reading strategies. Practice makes perfect.

I will also post a list of the third grade sight words. Please write them down on index cards and practice them over the summer.  Also, continue practicing second grade sight words even if they have been mastered. 

“Summertime Activities to Keep Your Little One Engaged”:

  1. Visit the “Lone Star College” Library in Tomball
  2. Read Daily
  3. Continue Practicing Sight Words (Kinder, First and Second)
  4. Listen to Books on Tape/CD
  5. Practice Math Fact Flash Cards (Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication)
  6. Write in a Summer Journal
  7. Read Out Loud to Your Little One to Model Good Reading
  8. Utilize educational websites (first in math, raz kids, myon)

 

Library Website: http://www.hcpl.net/location/tomball-college-community-library

 

The Tomball library has an amazing children section and offers incredible FREE summer programs for all students.  They have puppet shows, author visits, free book incentives, read alouds and the staff is VERY helpful in meeting the needs of your little one.

 Thank you for your support and help at home this summer!

Week of 4/17...

April 17- April 21

 Phonological Awareness/ Spelling/ Word Study:

Spelling pattern of the week is _______. 

The word study words for this week are: lick leak, snake, sleek, weak, croak, whack, brook, bank, smack, kick, rock, spoke

Sight Words: America, miss, list

 
Reading: Research Historical Figure
Writing: Research Historical Figure
Math: Fractions
Science: Adaptations
Social Studies: Texas Symbols
 
Read "Lemonade Wars" every night please....

week of 4/10...

Just a reminder that Friday is a holiday and there is no school.  We will have the spelling and dictation tests Thursday.  
 
This week in language arts, we have picked an historical figure and we will be researching their life using books and websites.  We will be writing facts and developing the facts into paragraphs.  Historical figures are also a part of social studies curriculum, so students will be guided to learn about their contributions.  
 
In math, we will continue with naming fractions including different types of whole and fractions more than a whole.  At the end of the week, we will start comparing the size of the fractions.  
 
In science, we will focus on animal needs and how they adapt to their needs.  In social studies, we will learn about Texas symbols and what they represent.  
 
Spelling:  chalk, fall, talk, calm, bald, salt, stall, stalk, small, all, call, palm, balk, tall, walk, shall

Week of April 3rd

This week, the district will be launching the Texas Reads One Book program. We will be reading The Lemonade War during the month of April.  Students in second grade through high school will be given their own copy of a book and will need to read their book at home and at school.  We will be participating in district wide lessons and celebrating the book by wearing yellow on Mondays. More information will be sent home with the book.  

 
In language arts, we will be beginning our second part of research by reading about people and using questioning to better understand the information.  We will also be completing our paragraph about animals and starting to write facts about people.  Research will continue over two more weeks, with a major grade project due at the end of the unit.  
 
In math, we will be introducing fractions and how each half, fourth, or eighth must be equal.  Students will learn how to name fractions (with words) at the end of the week.  
 
In science, we will begin our animal needs unit by comparing animal needs to plant needs.  We will also continue with our plant investigations (it takes time for plants to grow).  In social studies, we will be learning about Texas symbols and their meaning.
 
Spelling this week:  haul, maul, gaunt, pauses, raw, paw, draw, claws, dawn, yawn, hawk, launch, haunt, jaw, straw, cause

Week of 2/21...

Week of  February 21 - February 24

The word study words for this week are: scorch stork, board, scoop, stoop, terms, searching, cured, soars, thirsty, twirl, port, warm
Sight Words: very, most, back
Math: telling and writing time to the minute
Science: Phases of the Moon
Social Studies: Continents and Oceans
Reading: Literary Non-Fiction
Writing: Editing

Family Literacy Night is Thursday, March 2nd from 6:00-7:30!!

Decker Prairie Family Literacy Night: 

Where Reading Gives You SUPER Powers!

 

Family Literacy Night is coming on Thursday, March 2nd from 6:00-7:30!!

Come join us as we celebrate reading and writing with fun games and activities for all of your family members!

Students can become a super hero, create a comic, take part in a book walk, design a book mark and much, much more!!

There will be awesome door prizes such as Rodeo ticketsBikes, Tickets to the Zoo and Children's Museum and Toys R’ Us gift cards!

Chick-fil-a of Tomball, Kroger of Tomball, HEB of Tomball, and DPES have partnered to offer a FREE dinner to the first 300 people to attend the DPES family literacy night!!

Dinner provided will be a Chick-fil-a chicken sandwich, bag of chips, a cookie, and a bottle of water.

 

week of 2/13...

Word Study: sure, lurch, purrs, hurt, cure, burst, pure, flour, churches, blurt, spur, sour, hour, still, air, ask
 
Reading: Procedural Text
Writing: Expository Writing
Math: Shapes-Plane Figures and Solid Figures
Science: Bodies of Water
S.S.: Landforms and Bodies of Water
 
Parents please remember to check grades online often.
Practice math facts at home. Both + and -​

Week of 1/17/17...

For the week of 1/17....

Lang Arts- we will use text features to understand reading non fiction books and begin turning our "stop and jots" into sentences about what we have read.  

Math- we will continue two step word problems where students have to understand what combination of operations are needed to solve the problem.  At the end of the week, we will be reviewing using models to help us solve.  Our next test will be January 27th. 

 
Science- we will be learning about natural and man made resources and how they are related, and why it is important to conserve and recycle.  There will be a test on Friday for a major grade.  In social studies, we will be learning about Martin Luther King, Jr. and developing a timeline.  
 
 * To ensure students are ready for third grade, students will no longer be read aloud tests.  They are able to ask questions about words or phrases, but they must read the test and complete the test on their own.

New Year's Resolution: Help Your Kids Do Great in School

New Year's Resolution: Help Your Kids Do Great in School

 
Did you know that kids whose parents are involved in their education have better grades, a better attitude toward school, and more appropriate school behavior than those with less involved parents? Consider trying a few of these tips — and make a big difference!

Tip 1: Get involved

  • Visit your child's classroom when you bring your child to school.
  • See if your school offers any workshops for parents, and arrange to go!

Tip 2: Check on homework

  • Talk to your child each day about homework.
  • Help your child manage the workload by dividing assignments into smaller parts.
  • Give your child a good place to study-away from TV, phone, or loud music.
  • Do not use homework as a punishment; include it as part of the daily routine.

Tip 3: Make home a good place for learning

  • Praise and encourage your child.
  • Be a role model for getting work done before play.
  • Establish a homework routine-same time, same place, every day.
  • Most importantly, read to your child or have him read to you every day.

Math and Science Night!!

MARK YOUR CALENDER AND SAVE THE DATE!!!!!

DPES FAMILY MATH AND SCIENCE NIGHT is coming up!

WHEN: January 26, 2017

TIME: 6:00-7:30

WHAT: Come have a fun filled night of learning with your family. 

You will use math and science to make a lava lamp, snow, ice cream and much more!

Tomball Papa Johns will be selling pizza and drinks.

 CLASS WITH THE BEST ATTENDANCE

WINS A PIZZA PARTY!!!

 **download a free QR reader to  your phone to skip

the line when the doors open!

 

 

Week of 11/7...

Our food drive has started!  We are accepting non-perishable food items to be donated to a local food pantry.  Thursday night at 6:30 is our Patriotic Program featuring our wonderful second graders.  Students need to be in the gym at 6:15 before the program.  Mark your calendars for Dad and Donuts on November 17th.  
In language arts, we will be learning how to retell stories so we tell the important parts and learning about different types of letters.  At the end of the week we will be writing letters to Veterans.
 
In math, we are learning how to regroup in addition for two and three digit numbers.
 
In science, students will be taking the district math test and we will finish the week with comparing the different types of energy we have learned about.  In social studies, we are learning about people who have influenced our community and how and why our community has changed.  We will be learning about Veteran's Day at the end of the week.  

Week of 10/31....Happy Halloween, be safe!

Reading: Identify the theme/moral in traditional literature
Writing: Edit traditional writing
Word Study: blue, flew, fruit, cruise, new, chew, mute, cube, due, rule, chute, suit, glue, me, take, place (Spelling and Sentence Dictation Tests on Friday) 
Math: Curriculum Based Assessment 
Science: Light, heat and sound energy
Social Studies: Understand how people and events have changed history
 
Wednesday, November 2nd, 10:10 am- 2nd grade award ceremony for the 1st 9 weeks grading period. 

2nd Grade Music Program

A note from the Music Teachers!!
 
Grade level programs are an excellent way for your child to shine at Decker Prairie. Our children work hard for several weeks in preparation for a performance. We encourage every child to participate and actually depend on them to be there and support their classmates. Children should arrive dressed on their performance date at 6:15 p.m. in the gym.

Second Grade - November 10 (Patriotic Theme) *Please have your child wear red, white, and blue. 

First in Math website

PLAY PLAY PLAY First in Math at home!!! Let's see who can earn the most points and be the TOP PLAYER!!! This will help your child be more proficient and successful in math.
 
Mom and Dad- family members can play too!!! 
 
 
login- dpe
password- student id # (lunch #)