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 35th year of teaching. I first taught in Aldine ISD for 25 years and the last nine 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  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  MiMi of the most adorable four 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!!!


Mitchell's News March 2-6, 2020

Important Dates

Tuesday, March 3rd         

  • Voting – No lunch visitors

Thursday, March 5th-   Order your color run shirts.  Today is last day to order see link at the bottom of the page. 

Dessert with Dear Ones 5:45 – 7:00 pm desserts with dear ones flyer.pdf 
Come have a sweet treat and learn more about how to keep you and your dear ones safe. Presented by FBI Agent Amanda Culver. 
DPES Battle of the Book Team competes in the district's competition from 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Friday, March 6th-        End of 3rd Nine Weeks Your student does not want to miss! Vocabulary Word Day (see note that went home in last Wednesday's folder for details)

  • March 9-13 – Spring Break

    March 16th - No School

    March 23rd-    ​Birthday Book Club during lunch for those signed up with birthdays in February, March, and April

    March 27th – Color Run (During the school day) & Touch a Truck 5:30-7:30

  • This week in academics-
  • Reading - we are learning about biographies.
  • Writing - we will be writing a biography or an autobiography.
  • Science Test is Thursday on bodies of water.
  • Math Test over shapes 2D and 3D is Thursday.
  • Social Studies - we are learning about landforms.
  • Also your child will be reading for their end of nine weeks grade.  Also practice those sight word for the 3rd nine weeks those will be tested on Wednesday and Thursday.

Mitchell's News

January 21-24th


*Library EVERY Wednesday! :)
What are we learning:

Reading-We will read persuasive texts. Read every night with your child is always a great idea.  Sight words for this nine weeks are also posted on my sight word page.  

Each child is also being tested for middle of the year reading levels.

Writing-We will write in order to persuade others.

Math-We will represent numbers to 120 using standard and expanded form as well as compare numbers.

Test Wednesday January 22nd. 

Social Studies-We will discuss Texas symbols.

Science-We will observe and record objects/changes in the sky. Phases of the moon.  Each child brought home to day a moon journal to record each night what the moon looks like.  This will help with the test  next week.

Mitchell News December 17th

Parents please let me know if your child is leaving early from the party on Thursday December 19th.  Also I need to know who is taking them from the party.  Letters and emails have  been sent out to get this information to you to help with the planning for that day.
Also Friday December the 20th is Polar Express Day and Early Dismissal at 12:50
Please call if there any questions

Message from Ms. Mitchell

Parents an email was sent this week asking for your help.  On our party day which is December 19th at 10:45-11:45, I need to know ahead of time if your child will be leaving after the party and with whom.  Also the person they are leaving with will need  to be on the list to pick them up.
Please send the information as soon as possible.

Mitchell's News December 9-13-19

Call to Excellence is this week for our class.  Your child has been practicing for weeks and are ready to shine.  Please practice with them this week.  They brought home today a copy of their slide and need to practice saying 
"Hi my name is ___________ and then continue with their slide part.  
Important Dates for December:
Please read the December Cougar Tales for important information.
Dec. 10 Papa John's Spirit Night 5-8 P.M.
Dec. 12  Sonic Night  4th Grade Program
Dec. 19th Christmas Parties for 1st grade  10:45 - 11:45.
Dec. 20  Early Release and Polar Express Day - Pajamas are welcome!
More information is coming about the party day. 
Reading  - Comparing and Contrasting Theme across various genres
Writing -  Letter writing, thank you notes and persuasive
writing on a topic.
Science  Weather and seasons
Math - Graphing and interpreting Data
Social Studies  Christmas or Holidays Around the World

Mitchell's Weekly Update December 2-6 2019

Welcome back from the Thanksgiving break and now on to CHRISTMAS!!!
This week in our class we are studying
Reading Themes across various genres, comprehension and decoding skills for early readers.
Writing - we are learning about the parts of a letter and writing friendly letters and thank you notes
Math- We are learning about story problems and determining if the problem asks us to add or subtract.  We are also learning to write out our story problems.  
Math test is this Friday December 6th
Science - We are investigating with magnets and how they work and how we use them in our lives every day.  Science test is Friday on Magnets
Social Studies - We are learning about family and our cultures, traditions and holidays.
Please send to school with your child a picture of a tradition you and your family have at your house or culture to share and write about.  It can be as simple as a holiday or religious tradition or just a family fun game night you do with your family.  Please send picture to school by Thursday December 5th to use in class that day.
Please be watching for our up coming holiday activities.
Please call or email if you have any questions.

Mitchell's News November 11-15-2019

November 11th-15th

Reading-We will discuss theme and compare/contrast theme in the stories we read.

Writing-We will write a personal narrative. We will follow the writing process draft, edit/revise, publish, share.

Math-We will solve addition story problems up to 10.

Social Studies-We will discuss Veterans Day and take a unit assessment over past, present, future and time lines.

Science-We will take a unit assessment over energy and begin exploring forces/motion.

**11/14 Donuts with Grownups Thursday 7:15-8:00


Our Food Drive has also begun.  Please send in nonperishable items to help out others who may be in need this time of year.  

Mitchell's News October 7-11-19

Dates to Know
October 11 Half day early release and Parent conferences.
Oct 14 Student Holiday
Early dismissal Friday @12:50.

Reading-We will begin reading dramatic literature.

Writing-We will use adjectives and verbs in our writing.

Math-We will continue telling time to the hour and half hour.

Social Studies-We will discuss public officials and voting.

Science-We will explore energy. (sound)


If you have not already signed up for Parent Conferences PLEASE do so!

Use the link below to get the time that is best for you.

 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: https://signup.com/go/Qwtimno
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.

Fall Parent Conference Sign Ups Hurry Don't Wait!

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: https://signup.com/go/Qwtimno
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 for September 30 - 4, 2019


Important Dates to Know:

  • Oct 2nd Homecoming Parade
  • Oct 8th Papa John's Spirit Night
  • Oct 11th Early Release & Parent Conferences  Sign up is coming tomorrow.
  • Oct 14th Student Holiday (Staff Work Day)
Please note Progress Reports are coming home October 2nd

Reading-We will discuss a characters's actions and feelings

Writing-We will write stories that include transition words, adjectives and verbs.

Math-We will take our unit assessment 2 (Monday) and begin time to the hour and half hour.

Social Studies-We will continue discussing how to be a good citizen.

Science-We will explore weight and how to classify objects through measurement. Test begins for unit 3 on Friday and next Monday

Library is WEDNESDAY,  don't for get your books!


Here is some information you may want to know about.

Stars in the Classroom-
Stars In The Classroom nominations are being accepted now through October 31st. Each year, we team up with the Houston Texans to help students thank ten exceptional Houston area teachers (Elementary through High School). Students can nominate teachers who've made an impact on them to show their appreciation for all they do in the classroom. Please let your parents and students know, they can nominate a teacher they think is deserving at the following link, https://fccu.org/stars.

Stars in the Classroom Poster 2019.pdf 

Remind Messaging-
As you have probably noticed, many of our teaching staff utilizes apps such as Remind for quick messaging purposes. This is also a great way to communicate as a school for schoolwide events, reminders, updates, etc. 
Please consider signing up for a Schoolwide Remind (Messages from School Administration):

  • Enter this number in your "To:" on a text message - 81010
  • Text this message @dpesfam to that number above 

You will receive confirmation that you are signed up. 

Kids Heart Challenge-
Kids Heart Challenge is just a week away, but there is an incentive for those that get started BEFORE the kick-off. See the attached document "KHC Coming Soon" (Access the attached flyer by accessing this message in your email.)

KHC Coming Soon.docx 

DPES Facebook-
Our Decker Prairie Elementary Facebook event "Blackmon's Bedtime Stories" was a hit. I think mainly due to my dog but we will be working out the technical glitches. Thank you for patience and positive feedback.We plan to do our next story later in October. Look for our event invite on our Decker Prairie Elementary Facebook page.(Access the attached flyer by accessing this message in your email.)

Information from Mrs. Blackmon:

Positive Teacher Referrals - 
We love to hear what our parents and students think of their amazing teachers. We will spotlight teachers throughout the year. Please feel free to email us why you and your child love your teacher. Your teacher will receive a certificate (to be hung outside their classroom) and your description will be read to the class. We love our DPES Teachers!


Family Education Night -
Oct 24th- Mark your Calendars! Soon we will be having our fall family event, called Family Education Night; Adventure Awaits, from 6:00-7:30pm.
There will be a snack and refreshments and many amazing activities found throughout the school, as well as an opportunity to buy even more books from our amazing Book Fair hosted that same week. Come fill your passport as your travel across our school. More information coming soon.



Mitchell's News September 23 2019

September 23-27

Reading-We will discuss a characters's actions and feelings

Writing-We will write stories using transition words and adjectives.

Math-We will explore making 10 and take unit 2 assessment on Friday.

Social Studies-We will discuss being a good citizen.

Science-We will explore different types of measurement.

It is that time of year when we will  need to meet and discuss your child's progress so far so be watching for the sign up link for Fall Parent Conferences.


September 23-27

Important Dates:

9/23 Mon:  Penny War Begins! Pennies and Dollars ADD TO 2nd Grade. Nickels, Dimes, and Quarters TAKE AWAY from other grade levels and us! No, we are not beneath sabotaging others! Bring on the FUN! :)
9/24 Tues: Texas Roadhouse Spirit Night
**Library on Wednesday**