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My name is Brenda Hanna. My husband and I have been together for almost ten years and finally tied the knot June 2016. We have two babies at home. We have a seven year old boxer named, Cope Hanna as well as a four year old beagle named, Billy Hanna. We also expecting our first child this December. We are beyond excited to welcome our new baby boy,
Case Bailey Hanna, into our family! 
 
I am a graduate from Sam Houston State University. This is my second year at Tomball ISD and am very excited to be teaching your First Graders. I am truly passionate about teaching and helping each of my students meet their fullest potential. We are going to have a lot of fun and learn more than imaginable this school year. It is going to be a great school year!! 
 

Recent Posts

Last week of School

Well it is here! It is the last week of school!! It's hard to believe, but these sweet babies are finished with the First Grade! 
 
Remember, NO SCHOOL MONDAY!! 
 
Tuesday- Regular school Day
We will have our "Star Compliment Party". I will provide Popsicle's for all the kiddos :)
I have also told the kiddos that if they have a fidget spinner, they can bring it on this day.  I will allow them to bring them out during our Popsicle party. 
 
They may also bring a small stuffed animal and/or a small pillow and blanket.
We will read by a "camp fire". 
 
Anything that they bring MUST fit in their backpack. 
 
Wednesday- NO BACKPACKS and END OF YEAR CLASSROOM PARTY!!! 
If you have not paid $5 to help pay for the classroom party, please do so :)
 
Thursday- NO BACKPACKS and 1/2 Day 
Dismissal starts at 12:50
 
 

Summer Reading

I will be sending home a list of books that are on your child's current reading level. You can find these books at your local library. Reading over the summer will help ensure that your student keeps practicing the reading strategies taught over the school year. 

Last week of School

It's hard to believe, but we have made it to the end of school! These sweet first graders are soon going to be 2nd graders! I am so proud of all of their hard work and accomplishments. 
 
We will NOT have a Spelling Test but we will review some Sight Words. 
 

where, before, mother, two, more, us, our, been, who, now

Reading: 

Students will practice building their reading stamina. 

Students will read grade level text with fluency.

Writing:

Students will plan a first draft by generating ideas for writing (e.g., drawing, sharing ideas, listing key ideas).

Students will develop drafts by sequencing ideas through writing sentences.

Students will identify important facts or details in text, heard or read.

Math: 

Review for Math Test

Math Test over Time and Data/graphs TUESDAY

Science: 

Review Maps 

Social Studies:

 

Students will identify and describe the physical characteristics of places such as land forms, bodies of water, natural resources, and weather.

Thank you! :)
 

Week of May 15th

Spelling: NO SPELLING TEST but he is a list of practice spelling words 
 
Reading: 
Students will make inferences about text and use textual evidence to support understanding.
 
Students will monitor and adjust comprehension by using background knowledge.
 
Writing: 
Students will generate ideas for writing.
 
Students will develop a draft by sequencing ideas through writing sentences.
 
Students will write brief compositions about topics of interest.
 
Math: 
Students will use data to create picture and bar type graphs. 
 
Students will draw conclusion and generate and answer questions using information from picture and bar type graphs. 
 
Science: 
Students will gather evidence of interdependence among living organisms such as energy transfer through food chains.
 
Social Studies: 
Students will create a simple map to identify the location of places in the school.
 
Students will describe the location of self and objects relative to other locations in the classroom and school.
 
Social Studies Map Test FRIDAY

Tomorrow

Pledge Money for the Fun Run is Due! 
 
Muffins for Mom is tomorrow morning as well!! :) 
 
I can't wait to see all the moms! 

Week of May 8th

Spelling: 
hoped, acted, missed, walked, helped, looked, baked, hiked, first, after 
 
Reading:
Students will monitor and adjust comprehension (e.g., using background knowledge, creating sensory images, rereading a portion aloud.
 
Students will establish purposes for reading selected texts based upon desired outcome to enhance comprehension.
 
Writing: Students will write stories with a beginning, middle, and end. 
 
Math: 
Students will tell time to the hour and half hour using analog and digital clocks.
 
Students will use measuring tools to measure the length of objects to reinforce the continuous nature of linear measurement.
 
Students will illustrate that the length of an object is the number of same-size units of length that, when laid end-to-end with no gaps or overlaps, reach from one end of the object to the other.
 
Students will measure the same object / distance with units of two different lengths and describe how and why the measurements differ.
 
Students will describe a length to the nearest whole unit using a number and a unit.
 
Science: 
Students will analyze and record examples of interdependence found in various situations such as terrariums and aquariums or pet and caregiver.
 

Students will gather evidence of interdependence among living organisms such as energy transfer through food chains and animals using plants for shelter.

Science Tet on FRIDAY!! 
 
Social Studies: 
Students will locate places using the four cardinal directions.
 
Students will describe the location of self and objects relative to other locations in the classroom and school.
 
Students will create and use simple maps to identify the location of places in the classroom, school, community, and beyond.
 
Students will locate places of significance on maps and globes such as the local community, Texas, and the United States.
 

First Grade Program

Dear First Grade Families,

 

On Thursday, May 4 you are cordially invited to attend your child’s grade level music program.  During the show titled “Spring is Here” the children will sing songs celebrating the arrival of spring.  Your child may dress as a small forest animal (i.e. squirrel, bunny, bird, etc. – painted faces are okay) OR flowers (i.e. wildflowers) OR in bright spring colors.

 

Send your child to the gym at 6:15 for warm-up; the performance will start promptly at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria.  We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, May 4 at 6:15 p.m. for the show. 

 

Thank you,

Mrs. Mathes and Ms. Ricks

Week of May 1st

WOW! It is May! The last month of school! It is crazy how fast this year has flown by! 
 
Here is what we will be learning this week! 
 
Spelling: doing, acting, bending, planting, washing, camping, helping, walking, where, could 
 
Reading:
Students will draw conclusions about the structure and elements of fiction and provide evidence from text to support their understanding. 
 
Students will establish purpose for reading selected texts and monitor comprehension, making corrections and adjustments when that understanding breaks down (e.g., identifying clues, using background knowledge, generating questions, re-reading a portion aloud).
 
Students will identify the topic and explain the author's purpose in writing about the text. (persuade, inform, and entertain)
 
Writing: 
Students will write brief stories that include a beginning, middle, and end. 
 
Students will write a small moment story from scratch on Thursday. This will be taken up for a MAJOR GRADE. They will need to be sure to include the following:
beginning, middle and end
a beginning lead 
transition words
dialogue
sound words
details
feeling words
capital letters
punctuation
spacing
 
Math: 
Students will tell time to the hour and half hour using analog and digital clocks. 
 
Science: 
 
Students will gather evidence of interdependence among organisms such as energy transfer through food chains. 
 
Social Studies:
Students will create and use simple maps to identify the location of places in the classroom, school, community, and beyond.
 
Students will describe the location of self and objects relative to other locations in the classroom and school.
 
Student will locate places using the four cardinal directions.

FUN RUN

Our Fun Run is Friday, May 5th! We are so excited! Our class team name will be Hanna's Heroes! Since we are super heroes, your student may wear a super hero shirt or a bright yellow shirt since our class color is bright yellow :) 
 

Pledge money should be turned in by May 12, the week after Fun Run. 

 

Thank you,

Week of April 24th

I can't believe we are in the last week of April!!! 
 
Here is what we will be learning this week:
 
Spelling: trashes, foxes, benches, churches, mixes, gases, buses, lunches, away, very 
 
Reading: 
Students will describe characters in a story and the reasons for their actions and feelings. 
Students will make inferences about text and use textual evidence to support understanding.
Students will describe the plot (problem and solution) and retell a story's beginning, middle, and end with attention to the sequence of events.
Students will retell or act out important events in stories in logical order.
 
Writing: 
Students will plan a first draft by generating ideas for writing (e.g., drawing, sharing ideas, listing key ideas).
Students will develop drafts by sequencing ideas through writing sentences.
Students will write brief stories that include a beginning, middle, and end
Math: 
Students will partition  2D figures into equal parts. 
Students will partition 2D figures into two fair shares. 
Students will partition 2D figures into four fair shares. 
Students will identify examples and non examples of halves and fourths. 
 
***MATH TEST FRIDAY****
It will cover 2D and 3D shapes and fractions 
 
Science: 
Students will observe and record life cycles of animals. (frog and butterfly)
 
Social Studies: 
Students will use simple maps to identify the location of places.

Field Day

Field Day is TOMORROW!!! :) Please have your child wear GREEN!! 
 
Please be sure to dress your child in clothing that can get wet. Also, your child needs to bring the following items:
 
-a change of clothes
-a plastic bag to put wet clothes in
-water bottle
-towel
 
Please put sun screen and bug spray on AT home! 
 
Thank you! 
 
 

Fun Run

DPES FUN RUN 

Friday, May 5, 2017 

 

We NEED You! 
Volunteer to help raise money for new playground equipment

 

We will need volunteers to assist with warm-up, hand out / tally lap counters, and hand outwater / snacks to the students after the run. Please check which grade you can help with, you may work multiple.

 

 

FUN RUN Schedule
 8:50-9:50​​2nd Grade
 9:50-10:50​​4th Grade
 12:30-1:30​​Kindergarten
 1:45-2:45​​3rd Grade
 2:45-3:45​​1st Grade
 11:00/3:00​​PK/PPCD
If you are able to volunteer, please print and return this form to the school by April 26, 2017.  

 

All volunteers must complete the Volunteer Application through the district website. 

Parent/s name: ____________________________

Child’s name / Homeroom: ______________________

Phone number: _____________________

(Please submit this form to the PTO Mailbox)

1st Grade Program

Dear First Grade Families,

 

On Thursday, May 4 you are cordially invited to attend your child’s grade level music program.  During the show titled “Spring is Here” the children will sing songs celebrating the arrival of spring.  Your child may dress as a small forest animal (i.e. squirrel, bunny, bird, etc. – painted faces are okay) OR flowers (i.e. wildflowers) OR in bright spring colors.

 

Send your child to the gym at 6:15 for warm-up; the performance will start promptly at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria.  We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, May 4 at 6:15 p.m. for the show. 

 

Thank you,

Mrs. Mathes and Ms. Ricks

Music Teachers, K-4