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Conference Time: 9:00-10:00am
Phone: 281-357-3080 X3471
E-Mail: rebekahcollins@tomballisd.net
 
 
 
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Welcome! 
 
Please visit mine and Mrs. Gonzales websites frequently & be sure to subscribe to get alerts when we post new material to our sites. We have so much to look forward to this year and I am excited to get to know each of you better and better each day. Please don't hesitate to ask questions. I'm here to work with you and I look forward to an exciting and educational year!
 
 
                                                          ALL ABOUT MRS. COLLINS
 
Mrs. Collins is a mommy, a wife, teacher, daughter, sister, friend, "pinterest-er" (Is that a word?)... AND OF COURSE... Your child's MATH & SCIENCE  teacher! I am super excited to incorporate my experience of 7 years teaching Language Arts/ Reading/ Writing into Math & Science. Our Math & Science teaching team in 3rd grade  is thrilled to work together to plan powerful instruction for your children. I will be incorporating the classroom model of Guided Math along with other teaching models to present mathematical concepts. I will be implementing this model for my classroom structure. We can talk more about this at Parent Orientation, but I am super excited. I have fallen in love with teaching math. There is nothing more amazing then discovering each child's math brain. Children all learn in different ways and I truly enjoy teaching to fit their needs. 

On a more personal note... I have a strong passion for teaching. This will be my 9th year to teach at Willow Creek and my 6th year to teach 3rd grade! My first two years of teaching experience were in 4th grade Language Arts. I absolutely love what I do! I started pursuing education at the age of 21 working as a paraprofessional at Nitsch Elementary in Klein ISD. After deciding to become a full time student at Sam Houston State, I started substitute teaching in Klein for the following two years. I graduated from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas in August of 2008. My first year of teaching I was recognized as Elementary Rookie Teacher of the Year. My former partner at the time, Kristi Donald, nominated me. She is now the math specialist at Lakewood Elementary. 

My husband, Bryan, and I have two precious baby boys named Everett & Cooper. Everett is 6 & Cooper is 3. They are my treasures. Not only am I your child's teacher but I am also a fellow mommy. I cannot believe how fast they are growing! My husband and I are very blessed to have them in our lives. Everett will be a first grader this year at WCES! Everett will be playing Tomball Little League this fall! Cooper is becoming his own little person and it is a blessing to watch him and Everett develop a brotherly relationship! They never argue. ;)

Please know that I treasure every day that you trust me with teach your precious child. I understand how hard it is to let go and put your trust in someone else! Trust me. I have your child's best interest at heart and hope that they have a great year. Remember, you are the expert on your child! We are going to be a team this year to ensure your child reaches their goals. 
 
Please look on-line to see your child's grades on a regular basis. If you happen to see a blank in the space, it means they have not turned in this assignment for a grade. I periodically alert students of missing assignments so the children are aware of what they need to accomplish during independent work time. If students choose to waste their work time, this can become an issue. We do offer study hall during recess time for any students that need to make-up work assignments. Ultimately, it is the student's responsibility to complete and turn in work. This responsibility skill will effect them in the future. I want all of the students to be successful! I will take work assignments late, but at times there maybe a point deduction.
 
 

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Math over the summer~

Math this summer!
 
Username- Tomball + (id#) 
Password- student id number again
 
Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division 
 
Word Problems:
 
Imagine math is an online math tutoring program that can help kids avoid "summer learning loss". 
How to enter: sign up at:
and provide the requested information by June 30th. Encourage them to pass at least 5 Imagine Math lessons between June 12-July 31st. They will be entered into the Imagine Math Big Kahuna Grand Prize Random drawing for a Fire Tablet and solar powered back pack! 
 
To login in: 
 
 
4th grade math-
Grab some dominoes, turn face down and mix them up. Than have your child flip 2 face up an create a double digit multiplication problem. Toll 2 dice to create a double digit multiplication problem, roll twice, record & solve! Use a calculator to solve. 
 

Yearbooks

If you ordered a yearbook, your child will take it home tomorrow. Yearbooks will be on sale next on campus next Tuesday from 9am-10am in the front hall.

Food Chains- Science quiz on Monday/ Science Test- Thursday

Food chain- transfer of energy from one living thing to another
 
-energy flows through ecosystems in a food chain
 
-changes in a food chain can affect the ecosystem
 
producer- makes own food (plants-photosynthesis)
decomposer- a living thing that breaks down waste and dead plant/ animal matter
consumer- living things that eat other living organisms
 
herbivore- eats plants only
carnivore- eats meat only
omnivore- eats meant and plants 

Fidget Toys

Staff,

Please treat the new fidget cube as a toy.  They need to be put in backpacks or sent home.  We will only make exceptions if the fidget toy is a documented 504 accommodation.

Thanks,

Teresa