Decker Prairie Elementary School

Skip to main content
District Home
Kendra Ryder » Home Page

Home Page

Hello parents!
I am so happy to have your student in my class this year! 
This is my first year teaching, and I'm excited to be teaching Kindergarten. I graduated from Sam Houston State University in December of 2016 with my Bachelors degree in interdisciplinary studies. I did my student teaching in Tomball at Timber Creek Elementary. The first seven weeks were in Kindergarten, and the second seven weeks were in Fifth grade. I'm eager to work with you and your child this year, together we will have a successful and great year. 
When I'm not teaching I love spending time with my family, especially my brother who is a Junior at Stephen F. Austin State University (Eat Em Up Kats!!) Our sibling rivalry keeps things fun in our family . When I am not teaching I enjoy crafting, like painting, wood work, and vinyl. I am always available and feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have throughout the year.. I'm looking forward to getting to know you and your child more as the year progresses. 
It's going to be a great year!
Decker Strong, We Can, We Will!
Ms. Ryder 


Recent Posts

Weekly Objectives 10/16/17

Language Arts: letter/ sounds Z,Q, -at family 
Sight Words: It, Here
Math: 2D/3D shapes/ sorting 
Science: Energy 
Social Studies: Community helpers 
Library day tomorrow! don't forget to return your book, so you can check out a new one! 
Remember Dads and Donuts will be this Friday, Oct.20 before school. 
Red ribbon week is next week, make sure you have your outfits all ready!! 

Weekly objectives 10/10/17

Language Arts: letter/sounds u,w,v,x
Sight words: at, you
Math: Numbers to 10
Science: Properties-Size, Length, Mass
Social Studies: Directions/Locations
The first 9 weeks ends this FRIDAY!!
Mark you calendars Dads and Donuts will be Friday, Oct.20 before school. 

weekley objectives 10/2/17

Language Arts: letter/sounds b,e,y,j
Sight words: my, is
Math: Numbers to 10
Science: Properties-Size, Shape, Mass
Social Studies: Our Country (Texas Flag and pledge)
Early release this Friday at 12:50. There is also a student holiday on Monday, 10/9. Please make sure you have signed up for a conference time on (Instructions can be found in last week's post). I still have a few times available for the afternoon this Friday. Look for book bags that came home today in your child's backpack. They have a practice book they can read with you, and a ring of sight words. This is to be returned to school everyday. Library day is tomorrow! Don't forget to return your book, so that your child can get a new one. Have a great week! 

Parent conferences

Be on the look out for parent conference flyers going home today in Wednesday folders. It has all of the info pertaining to conferences. I have attached the link below. Please email me if there is a conflict in dates and times for you, I'll be happy to schedule another time with you! 

Weekly objectives 9/25/17

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)
Don't forget! Library day is tomorrow so please bring your child's book back so they can check out a new one!

Weekly objectives 9/18/17

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

Weekly Objectives 9/11/2017

Language Arts: letter/sounds s,a,l.d
Sight words: I, like
Math: 3D shapes
Science: Five Senses
Social Studies: Our school/First Responders
Good evening Parents, 
I wanted to remind you that this week is Grandparents week at school, we look forward to meeting, grandparents and families at breakfast and lunch this week our lunch time is 11:05. I also posted a flyer for the Homecoming parade at Tomball High School this coming week, If you are interested please fill the form out and send it in with your child or email it to me A.S.A.P. 
Please remember to check your child's yellow behavior folder every evening and sign it. This is a way for us to communicate as far as your child's behavior, as well if you have any notes for transportation changes , abscesses, or lunch money. I check the folders every morning to ensure all notes have been taken care of.
Thank you and I hope you and your child are enjoying being at school and on a regular schedule now! Iknow I am!

Parents as Coaches

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  or complete the application form at

Weekly Objectives - 9/5/2017

Language Arts: letter/sounds i,t,p,n
Math: 2D shapes
Science: safety, science tools
Social Studies: our school
Welcome back! Glad to be back with my kids this week! :)