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Welcome to 3rd grade! It is a year with much growth and development.  I began my teaching career 18 years ago in Cy-fair ISD. Over the years I have taught 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th grades. My favorite is 3rd! I have eleven years experience teaching 3rd grade. I have been in the Tomball School District for the past eight years and I am excited to be at Willow Creek again this year.

I am a native Houstonian, I grew up and went to school in the Spring area. I attended the University of Houston, which I still enjoy visiting during football season! I am married and have two children.  My son is a freshman at TMHS this year, and my daughter is in 6th grade at North Pointe Inter.  I look forward to working with you and your child this year!


Contact info: 281-357-3080 ext. 3477
jenniferbattista@tomballisd.net
conference period: 9-10
 

Recent Posts

May 22-26th

The last spelling test will be Thur. May 25th. The words were sent home today.
 
Here's what we are learning.
 
reading/social studies The sinking of the Titanic. 
writing- narratives/ review paragraph writing.

Update for May 10-12th

Friday is field day.  Students should wear their red class shirt.  If we do not have a volunteer leading a station during field day, I may need some of you walking with us, to help out.  :)  Please put sunscreen on your child before they come to school, they will not be allowed to put it on here.  It looks like there are a lot of water stations this year, I would suggest bringing a change of clothes for your child.
 
**No more reading homework for the rest of the school year!**
There will be two more weeks of spelling.  Discovery words will still be due each Thur.
 
I am still taking grades, please remind your child that school is not over.  We are still learning new information each day. 

Week of March 27th-31st

Here's what we are learning about this week!
 
reading/writing- begin researching a historical figure, go through the full research process.
social studies-timelines
 
**Field trip on Friday March 31st**

Run Wild at the Creek

Just a reminder that tomorrow is Run Wild at the Creek. 
Our time is from 9am-10am. 
Students should wear their red class shirt or a red shirt. 

Wildcat Reminders 3/7

Run Wild @ the Creek packets are due this week! 

 

SPIRIT NIGHT  is WEDNESDAY 3/8 below is the schedule for grade levels. Bring your family out to watch your teacher work McTeacher night at McDonalds! McDonalds is located at the corner of 249 S. & Northpointe Blvd.

 

Kindergarten   4:50 P.M. to 5:30 P.M.

First Grade      5:50 P.M. – 6:30 P.M.

Second Grace 6:20 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.

Third Grade     6:50 P.M. – 7: 30 P.M.

Fourth Grade: 7:20P.M. – 8:00 P.M.

 

SILENT AUCTION: If you would like to participate in the online Silent Auction, please do so by clicking the link below.  The silent auction will close Wednesday, March 8th at 9:00 P.M.

LINK: http://willowcreekpto.com/product-category/runwild2017auction/

 

RUN WILD @ the CREEK is THIS FRIDAY!!!!!  We encourage you to dress WILD and in the colors RED WHITE & BLUE!  Parents are welcome to attend and CHEER on their runner!

 

RUN SCHEDULE:

 

Third Grade:    9:00 - 10:00

Second Grade: 10:05 - 11:05

Fourth Grade: 11:10 – 12:10

Kindergarten: 12:40 – 1:40

First Grade:     1:45 – 2:45

 

Week of March 6th-March 10th

No spelling next week!
Here's what we are learning:
reading- main idea/ "The Young Thomas Edison" biography
social studies- inventors/history of transportation
writing-focus poetry/responding to reading
 
Run Wild at the Creek is Friday March 10th!
Our time is from 9am-10am
We will be wearing our red class shirts.

Family Fitness Night March 2nd

This THURSDAY, March 2nd is Family Fit Night @ WCES!!! 6PM - 7PM Please help us spread the word! This is a FREE event! We will have Kara Janak of Camp Gladiator leading workouts and Mrs. Kristie Thorpe Brawley leading Zumba!

Cheer Grams, Signs, and Prize tickets will be available for purchase. Each student that attends receives a FREE Prize Ticket!

Join us in getting FIT with your family!!!!!

 

spelling words for the week of Feb. 27th

1.  coming                 11.  gripped
2.  swimming             12.  tasted           
3.  dropping               13.  making
4.  tapping                  14. stopped
5.  taping                    15.  freezing
6.  saving
7.  planned
8.  changing
9.  joking
10.  loved

Feb. 27th-March 3rd

Here's what we are learning this week!
reading- review character traits, prefixes/suffixes
writing- writing a rough draft/editing/revising/final draft of a persuasive letter.
social studies- inventors/inventions-test on Wed. using notes taken in class.
 
 

Week of Feb. 20th-24th

Here's what we are learning about this week!
reading- comparing the settings and characters of myths/legends/fables
writing- being able to persuade someone through writing
social studies- inventors/inventions
 
**Don't forget spelling discovery words are due on Wed.  Students should be logging on to their google account and adding their best 2 words for the week.**
 

Week of Feb. 6th-Feb. 10th

Here's what we are learning next week:
reading- we will have a reading benchmark on Tue. 
fables, myths, legends
writing-persuasive paragraph
social studies- making a spending plan
 
**class pictures and individual spring pictures will be Tue. Feb. 7th**

Economics test Friday Feb. 10, 2017

A study guide for the vocabulary portion of the economics test will be coming home in your child's blue folder.  The test will be next Friday, Feb. 10th.  This is only one part of the test, your child also needs to know the following:
 
examples of planned spending and unplanned spending
examples of goods, services, consumers, and producers

Information for the week of Nov. 28th-Dec. 2nd

Welcome back!  Here's what we are learning this week:
reading- nonfiction text features and context clues
writing- expository paragraph idea collection
social studies- cultures around the world
 
**Friday Dec. 2nd we will go to the Nutcracker Ballet performance.  We will eat lunch a little earlier than usual.**
Flat Stanley projects are due Dec. 12th