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Welcome to First Grade! My name is Aubrie Jackson and I am so happy to be part of the First Grade team at Decker Prairie! This is a very important year and I am excited about the opportunity to teach your child! I have a lot of fun in store for us this year!
 
I grew up in Cypress and graduated from Cypress Woods High School. I am the oldest of four siblings! My husband and I got married March 10, 2017! We love to be outdoors doing things together. We really enjoy hunting, fishing, and shooting our bows for fun. We do not have any kids yet, but we do have a dog.  His name is Echo!
 
I graduated Summa Cum Laude from Sam Houston State University in December of 2013 where I earned my Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies. I love working with children! In fact, it has been my dream since I was a little girl. This will be my fourth year teaching! I am elated to continue my career in the teaching field and can't wait to work with your children.  
 
I look forward to getting to know you over the coming year! Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have questions!


Aubrie Jackson
281-357-3134 ext. 3045
aubriejackson@tomballisd.net (Preferred Communication Method)
 

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Week of February 12, 2018

Hello parents! 
 
Important Dates:
Science Test- Rocks, Soil, and Water Thursday
Valentines Day Party 02-14 (please bring in valentine boxes ASAP)
Math and Science Night 02-15 5:30-7:00
No School Friday 02-16 OR 02-19
 
Spelling: 
shine,fine, slime, slide, ride, prize, chime, dime, has, him
 
Reading: 
We will review skills for reading nonfiction texts such as. 
 
Writing: 
We will write our All About ____ book. This will be a major grade. 
 
Social Studies:
We will describe ways that families meet basic human needs.
We will identify examples of goods and services in the home, school, and community. 

We will observe, compare, describe, and sort components of soil by size, texture, and color.

Science:
We will gather evidence of how rocks, soil, and water help to make useful products.
 
Math: 
We will tell time to the hour and half hour using analog and digital clocks.

Week of February 5, 2018

Hello Parents! 

Important Dates:

  • February 8th: Career Day 
  • Math Test- Friday
  • Social Studies Test- Friday
  • February 14th: Valentine's Parties @ 2:30-3:30 
  • February 15th: Math & Science Night! 5:30-7:00
  • February 16th & 19th: Student Holidays
 
What We're Learning
 
Reading: We are continuing our unit on nonfiction books. Students will be learning how to identify important facts or details in a text. 
 
Writing: We are starting our Research unit. Students will choose an animal on their own and write an All About book. 
 
Spelling:
bite, kite, time, like, line, mine, wide, hide, into, will
 
 
Math: Students will continue to learn about comparing numbers using symbols <,>,=. Students will take a Math Test over Place Value and comparing numbers on Friday. 
 
Science: We are starting a unit on Rocks, Soil and Water. This unit has a lot of fun outside activities!
 
Social Studies: We are finishing our unit on Technology and Inventors. Students have learned about Garrett Morgan, Alexander Graham Bell, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Edison, George Washing Carver and Henry Ford. We will review this week and take a Social Studies test on Technology and inventors on Friday. 

Library this Week!

We will be going to library on Wednesday this week instead of Tuesday. Please help me remind your child, so that are able to check out books. :) 

Week of January 29, 2018

Important Information:
 
Science Test- Monday: Objects in the Sky
 
Reading:
Students will use text features to learn more information in a non-fiction text. (photographs, captions, labels, and table of contents)
Students will restate the main idea in a non-fiction text. 
Students will identify important information and find details in a non-fiction text. 
 
Writing:
Students will practice researching and writing about a topic of interest to write a non-fiction book. 
 
Science: 
Students will identify what earth's natural resources are and how they are used.
 
Students will explain the physical properties of objects such as rocks, soil, and water. 
 
Social Studies: 
Students will identify the inventors Benjamin Franklin and George Washington Carver. 
 
Math: 
Students will be able to represent numbers using objects and standard form for numbers up to 100 in more than one way. 
 
Students will be able to represent the comparison of two numbers to 100 using the symbols <,>, or =.

A few reminders...

Library Day is tomorrow! Please send books back to school! It has been a while and the kids are ready to get new books. =]
 
Please check out the moon this week and notice what is happening to it as the days pass! 
 
Report card folders need to be signed, emptied out, and returned to school. 
 
Thank you for your continued support at home! =] Have a great week!

Math and Science Night

Come REACH FOR THE STARS at Decker Prairie's Family Math and Science Night on Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 5:30-7:00 pm.  We have some exciting activities planned for you!​

  • Visit a Mobile Water Lab provided by Harris County Water Authority
  • Combine materials to make something that none of the materials can do themselves: make a kazoo, kaleidoscope, lava lamp, cootie catcher and more!
  • Take and record your pulse using a toothpick and a marshmallow
  • Estimate how many things are in a jar and win it
  • Work with tangrams, math facts and snowflakes
  • Be in a drawing for some really cool Math and Science games and kits
  • Maybe even, look at the stars with an Astronomer!

Need supper?  We are providing pre-orders from Chik-Fil-A.  Papa Johns may also be on campus.  Look for those to come home in a Wednesday's folder. More details to come soon!  We hope to see you there!

Week of January 22, 2018

Important Information:
Awards Ceremony Friday at 10:10
Spelling Test Friday
 
What will we be learning this week...?
 
Reading:
Readers will stop and think about new information they learn from their reading.
Readers notice text features of nonfiction and understand that they signal importance.
Readers can look to the pictures to get more facts. PICTURES + CAPTIONS
 
Writing:
Writers will write an All About book on a well known topic. 
 
Social Studies:
Students will identify the historical figure Garrett Morgan and explain his main invention. 
 
Science:
Students will observe and record changes in the appearance of objects in the sky such as clouds, the Moon, and stars, including the Sun. 
 
Math:
The students will be able to represent numbers using objects, pictures, expanded and standard from.
 
Spelling Words:

came, wake, make, gate, name, gave, late, save, made, fade

Week of January 10, 2018

Welcome back and Happy New Year! Here's a look at what's happening in our classroom this week:

Important information:

We did not get to go to the library today because Mrs. Watson had to leave. She will be out the rest of the week so we will not be getting new books until probably next week.  

Monday, January 15th is a student holiday!! Don't show up to school. =]

What We're Learning
 
Reading: We are starting a unit on informational texts! Students really love this unit! We will use nonfiction text when they want to learn something or find something they are curious about.
 
Writing: We will be learning how to write All About Books. Please talk to your student about things (animals, sports/activities, places, objects) that they know facts about.
 
Spelling: There is no spelling this week.
 
Math: We are revisiting place value this week. We have already done place value to 30; this unit will go up to 120. 
Students will use objects, pictures, expanded and standard forms to represent numbers up to 120. 
Example:
objects: use place value blocks to build numbers
pictures: draw place value blocks to represent numbers
Standard Form: the number (23)
Expanded Form: the values of each place in a number (20+3=23)
 
Social Studies: 
We will describe how technology changes the ways families live. 
We will describe how technology changes communication, transportation, and recreation. 
We will describe how technology changes the way people work.
 
Science:
We will identify characteristics of the seasons of the year and day and night. 
We will demonstrate that air is all around us and observe that wind is moving air.'
We will record weather information, including relative temperature, such as hot or cold, clear or cloudy, calm or windy, and rainy or icy.

Friday, December 22nd

Please remember that tomorrow is EARLY RELEASE!
Christmas Parties will start at 11:30 am and we are being dismissed from school at 12:50 pm.  

Week of December 18, 2017

We are almost to Christmas Break!!! Here are some important things going on this week!
 
Tuesday is library day! Please send books to school so new books can be checked out for the Christmas holiday!
 
Thursday is Polar Express Day and kids are welcome to wear their pajamas but please remember to wear/bring tennis shoes for PE.
 
Our class parties are Friday from 11:30 - 12:30 pm! You are welcome to take your child afterwards. We have 21 students in our class if you are wanting to bring goodie bags/treats for them. Lunch will be provided at the party so lunches do not need to be brought that day. 
 
Friday is also EARLY RELEASE! School gets out 12:50 pm. Please make arrangements to make sure your children are picked up or someone is waiting for them at the bus stop like every other day. 
 
Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Enjoy the time with your family!

Week of December 11, 2017

Important Information:
 
Students will be expected to write a How-To paper (for a major grade) using transition words.
Ex: 
How to draw a smiley Face
First, you need a pencil and paper.
Next, draw a circle on your paper, with your pencil.
Then, draw two dots for the eyes in the circle.
Last, draw a smile at the bottom of your circle.
 
 
Reading: 
Students will understand how to glean and use information in procedural texts and documents.
 
Students will follow written multi-step directions with picture cues to assist with understanding. 
 
Writing:
Students will write procedural texts to communicate ideas and information to specific audiences for specific purposes.
 
Social Studies:
Students will describe the origins of customs, holidays, and celebrations. 
 
Students will describe and explain the importance of various beliefs, customs, language, and traditions of families and communities.
 
Science:
Students will identify characteristics of the seasons of the year and day and night.
 
Math:
Students will draw conclusions and generate and answer questions using information from picture and bar-type graphs.
 
Students will use data to create picture and bar-type graphs.
 
Students will collect, sort, and organize data in up to three categories using models/representations such as tally marks or T-charts.
 
Spelling words:
this, thin, bath, moth, that, whip, wham, with, when, what

Jingle Bell Jog

The PTO has decided to postpone the Jingle Bell Jog until next Friday, December 15 due to the cold and wet weather.

Math Homework

Today and tomorrow I will be sending home math homework to practice addition and subtraction problems for our test that is on Friday. Please read the question to your child if they need it and allow them to solve the problem on their own.  To direct their thinking if they are stuck, you may ask them if it is addition or subtraction to activate prior knowledge. Please feel free to guide them, but try not to give them the answers. We draw pictures in class to help us solve the problems. 
 
This is not for a grade, but just to have some extra practice before we take our test Friday.   
 
Thanks for your support at home! 

Week of December 4, 2017

Important News:
 
Spelling Test- Friday

sled, dress, shed, check, shell, mend, vest, bend, like, look

Social Studies Test- Thursday and Friday
*This test will cover the following:
past, present, future
calendar
timelines
 
Science Test- Friday
*This test will cover the following:
Movement
Magnets
Push
Pull
Position of objects
Positional words
location of objects 
 
Math Test- Friday
*The math test will cover the following:
-addition and subtraction word problems (students will be expected to write a number sentence to match)
-missing addend (part) word problems (students will be expected to write a number sentence to match)
-3 addend word problems 
-make ten 8+6= and students will be expected to write the new equation 10+4= 14
-subtracting on a number line 
-writing a subtraction word problem 
 
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This week we are learning: 
 
Reading:
Students will follow written multi-step directions with picture cues to assist with understanding.
 
Writing:
Students will write a letter  and put ideas in correct and logical sequence and use right parts of a letter.
 
Students will generate and write How to Stories using the writing process.
 
Social Studies:
Students will complete their timeline project. 
Students will take the Past, Present, and Future Test.
 
Science:
Students will review the way objects move and the location of objects.
 
Students will predict and describe how a magnet can be used to push or pull an object.
 
Math:
Students will represent word problems involving addition and subtraction of whole numbers using pictures and number sentences. 
 
Students will decompose a number to make ten to add.
 
Students will solve addition and subtraction word problems by drawing pictures and using ten frames. 
 
Spelling:

sled       dress

shed      check

shell       mend

vest      bend

like       look