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Dear Families,

Welcome to Miss Ryder's online classroom resources. I will be posting new weekly links to online learning activities aligned to the published district learning focus. I am excited to venture into this new learning experience with my students. I am here to support your child during this time, as questions may arise please know that I have dedicated Monday-Thursday from 11:30-12:00 to promptly respond to your questions through email at kendraryder@tomballisd.net It is my goal to have remote learning accessible for all students. I am here to help, please let me know if you need any additional assistance.
Hello parents!
I am so happy to have your student in my class this year! 
This is my third year teaching, and I'm excited to be teaching Kindergarten at Decker Prairie again! I graduated from Sam Houston State University in December of 2016 with my Bachelor's degree in interdisciplinary studies. I am currently pursing my Master's degree in Instructional Leadership from Sam Houston State University.  I'm eager to work with you and your child this year, together we will have a successful school year and building a relationship with you and your child!
When I'm not teaching I love spending time with my family, especially my brother who is a SFA graduate (Eat Em Up Kats!!) Our sibling rivalry keeps things interesting in our family. Over the summer I bought my first house, spent time with my one year old Boston Terrier named Grace, planned my upcoming wedding for this coming summer when I will become Mrs. McDowell!   A few other things I enjoy doing in my spare time is crafting, painting, wood working, and vinyl. I am always available and feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have throughout the year (also be sure to sign up for remind!).  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 


Weekly Objectives 10/15

Language Arts: -at word family
Sight words: here, is
Math: Numbers 0-10
Science: Energy
Social Studies: Jobs/Community Helpers
Library day is Thursday!
Mark your calendars! Family Education Night is Thursday,October 24th, from 6-7:30 at DPES. Red Ribbon Week is the last week of October.

Weekly Objectives 10/7

Language Arts: letters z, q
Sight words: review all 12 words
Math: Measurement (Capacity, Length, Weight)
Science: Physical Properties
Social Studies: Directions/Locations
Library Thursday! Please make sure you have signed up for a fall conference time! I have several time slots available!

Penny War outcome

PTO Penny War Results-

  • PreK: -$79.26
  • Kinder: -$127.08
  • First: $99.92
  • Second: $322.15
  • Third: $306.59
  • Fourth: $74.78
Kindergarten lead the whole way through and then got majorly sabotaged by all of the other grade levels on the last day! Overall the school missed their big goal, but still raised a really good amount! Thank you for your participation and support! We appreciated you!

Weekly Objectives 9/30

Language Arts: letters u,w,v,x
Sight words: at, you
Math: Measurement 
Science: Physical Properties
Social Studies: Directions/Locations
Library Thursday! Please make sure you have signed up for a fall conference time! I have several time slots still open, and if you are not able to meet during those time please let me know so we can work something out! 

October 11th/ Parent conferences


Mark your calendars! Friday October 11th is an early release day at 12:50. The afternoon is designated for fall parent conferences. I will be emailing out a sign up form soon to begin setting up conference times. I can't wait to start sharing their growth with you! 

Weekly Objectives 9/23

Language Arts: letters b,e,y,j
Sight words: my, is
Math: 3D Shapes (sphere, cone, cylinder, cube)
Science: Physical Properties
Social Studies: My Country
Thursday is library day! The Penny War is going on all week! This is a fundraiser for playground equipment.

Sight Word cards

I will be sending home sight word cards very soon! They are being cut and hole punched at this very moment! If you are ever wanting to replace lost cards or have your child get ahead, the link for the sight word cards is under the curriculum tab on this page. 

Weekly Objectives 9/16

Language Arts: letters k,c,m,r
Sight words: see, look
Math: 2D Shapes (circle, square, triangle, rectangle)
Science: Physical Properties
Social Studies: My Country
Library day is Thursday! This Friday is Fall Picture day! 

Weekly Objectives 9/9

Language Arts: letters f,h,g,o
Sight words: to, and
Math: Numbers 0-5 (practicing writing/ representing, and composing and decomposing)
Science: Physical Properties
Social Studies: My Country

Weekly Objectives 8/26/19

Language Arts: letters i, t,p,n
Sight words: the, a
Math: Numbers 0-5
Science: Safety
Social Studies: My School
We had a great first week and are headed into our second! Parent Orientation is this Thursday from 5:30-7pm. See you there!