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I love teaching!
I attended Harleton High School which is in a small rural town in East Texas.
I received my bachelors degree in education from Stephen F. Austin State
University in Nacogdoches, Texas. I am certified to teach all subjects Pre-K
through eighth and ESL Pre-K though 12th. I also have my certification in a
reading program for struggling students which is Reading Recovery.

I will be starting my 34th year of teaching. I first taught in Aldine ISD for 25 years and the last eight in Tomball. I have worked with students in grades K-5th, ESL, Inclusion students, Gifted and Talented and Reading Recovery.,

I am the mother of two young men, Jonathan and Scott. Jonathan served in
the United States Navy and now lives in Houston where he works for a doctor and he is currently going to college to earn his business degree. Scott  graduated from Texas State University and is working in the business field. 
I am also a Grammy or MiMi of the most adorable three year old that is such a blessing to me and his name is Carter.
I also have two dogs in my family and their names are Daisy and Astro.
 
I enjoy reading, cooking and watching sports.  Yes I am a Cowboy and Texans fan.. Don't forget those ASTROS!!!
 

Recent Posts

Welcome back to a brand new year!  School resumes on Wednesday the 9th.  
This week we are focusing on reading levels and seeing how much the students have grown.  
 
Reading:  Read every night with your child for twenty minutes and have them retell the story to you.
 
Word Work:  Review cvc short vowel  words and long vowel words that end with an /e/.
 
Math _ Graphing and answering questions about the graph we created.
 

Christmas News From Ms. Mitchell's Room

Dates to know about:
  • Dec 20th Polar Express Day ( Wear your PJ's) Must also have tennis shoes.
  • Dec. 21st  Class Christmas Party Begins at 11:30 -12:30
  • December 21st  Early Release Day  Students will be released at 12:50
  • Dec. 24th - January 8  NO SCHOOL
Reading -  Guided Reading Levels are being test this week.  Your child should be reading at a level E or above to receive a 2 or 3 on their report card.  Level D and below is a 1.
 
Sight Word test this Tuesday and Wednesday - Make sure to go over them for the second and first nine weeks.  ( green and orange cards in your child's reading book bag>)
 
Word Study for the week:
Long I with the magic E at the end.
bike, lime, mine, chime, white, life, prize, dive
 
Thank you all for allowing me to teach your precious angels.  
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.  
Ms. Mitchell

Mitchell's News for November 26-30-2018

This week is quiet so please work with your child on sight words for the nine weeks.  They are the orange and green ones that are in their reading book bags.  Reading book bags should be coming home each night so students can read and build their fluency.
 
Reading :  Poetry is our focus
Math:  Students are solving and writing their own story problems. 
Science :  Magnets and movement 
Social Studies :  Family and traditions and customs for the holidays are the theme.
 
Word work words are : thin, whip bath what wham moth with 
 Sight words to focus on for this week are my did when up 
 
I hope everyone had a great holiday and continue to read every night with your child.  

Mitchell's News November 12-16, 2018

Dates to Know:
  • Nov. 5th -14th Can Food Drive.  Please bring in non perishable items to help out a family in need.
  • November 19-23rd School Holiday
  • November 26th Classes Resume
Reading:  Retelling using the story elements and sequencing words to help order the events in the story.
Writing:  Small moments  Write about one particular event and use elaboration to tell about it.
Math:  Story Problems with addition and subtraction with numbers with 0-20
Please practice math facts every night with your child.  Facts from 0-20.
Science - Magnets and movement
Social Studies - Time lines  and traditional Thanksgiving traditions in various cultures and families.
 
Spelling or word work :  Ch and sh  chin chat, chip, such ship shot, shut, cash
Sight words:  by, but, not what, 
 
Hope all of you have a restful and blessed Thanksgiving.

Mitchell's News for November 5-9-2018

Dates to Remember;
November 5-14th  Thanksgiving Food Drive 
November 5-9  Book Fair
November 8th - Veterans Program 6:30
November 9th  Donuts with Dad 7:30 AM
November 19th - 23 Thanksgiving Break
November  26th School resumes
 
Word work words for this week
 
Blends  crab grab, drill, brand, brag, brat, trap, drip, that, from, go, how.
 
November 5-9
 
Reading - We will retell the stories that we read, focusing on using transition words like: First, Next, and Last.
 
Writing - We will write small moment stories.
 
Math - We will continue using math strategies such doubles (8+8=16) and  doubles plus one (8+9=17) to help us solve problems within 20. 
Math-We will continue to solve problems within 20 and take the unit assessment (Friday).
 
Science - We will learn about motion and magnets.
 
Social Studies - We will continue to learn about how timelines are used/past, present and future.

Mitchell News Fall Conferences

Please sign up for fall conferences.  

Parent Teacher Conferences for Fall

We're using SignUp.com (the leading online SignUp and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming SignUps.
Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:
1) Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/go/YhJUkLK
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.
Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.

Parent Teacher Conference Sign up

Please follow the link below and sign up for your Parent Teacher Conference for the Fall
 
We're using SignUp.com (the leading online SignUp and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming SignUps.
Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:
1) Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/go/YhJUkLK
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.
Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.

Mitchell's News October 1-5,2018

Good Evening Mitchell Parents here are some very important dates you need to know about:
Oct. 5th - half day school  Dismissal begins at 12:50
Oct.  8th - No school
Oct.  9th-12th   Sight word testing for first nine weeks
Oct 12th - End of First 9 weeks 
Oct. 25th  Math and Science Family Night 5:30-7:30
 
 
Academic Targets:
Reading:
  • Story Elements  Characters, Setting, Sequence of Events in order , and Solution
  • Decoding short vowel CVC words and using them in writing as well
  • Guided Reading Groups begin this week and students are bringing home books in their Book Bags.  Please read every night with your child and return the bag with the books daily to school  Students should get 1 to 2 books a week maybe more.  
Writing:
  • Writing Personal Narratives
  • Learning nouns and adjectives and using them in writing.
Math:
  • Continue story problems with addition and subtraction
  • Place Value 0-30
  • Writing Number is standard form (This is just writing the numbers when we say them or when they a see a number and that it is the standard form  EX; 12  24 etc)
Science:
  • Properties and Measurement in length, capacity and mass
 
Social Studies: 
  • Citizenship and How to be a good citizen.
  • Patriotism
Parent conferences will also be set up soon so please look for note about how to sign up or a note to sign up for a time.

Mitchell's News 9-17-18

This week is a busy week and here are the important things you need to know:
  •  Sept: 18th - Watch Dog Kick Off  6:00 p.m.
  • Sept: 19th -  Library Books Due today.
  • Sept: 21  Fall Pictures to be taken (DO NOT WEAR GREEN)             Send Money or order on line 
We are learning
Reading
  • Stories have beginning, middle and end
  • Word Study this week is CVC words with short vowel E sound and reviewing short A.  
  • Word Study word list : let, get, net, wet. den, men, bed
  • Sight Words to know:  be he this play
Writing: 
Students are writing and telling stories across three finger and using a beginning middle and end.
 
Math : 
  • Students are reading and generating word story problems with attention and subtraction. 
Students are working on addition and subtraction facts with in 10.
 
Science:
  • Students are using measurement with nonstandard units and recording their information.
 
Social Studies:
  • Students will identify authority figures at home school and their community.
If you have not signed up for the Remind please send me an email and I will resend the information to you in how to sign up.
 
Also parents it is important that you check your child's folder every day and return papers that need to be signed.  
Please discuss with your child the expectations for learning in the classroom.
I have started putting behavior comments in the computer and it is going to affect their conduct for the nine weeks.
 
If you have any questions please contact me at 281-357-3134 EXT 3046
 
              

Mitchell's News

Please sign up for edlio and remind if you have not done so.  
Tonight is Open House from 6-8 p.m.