All About Mrs. Reese

Hello!

My name is Mrs. Reese and I am so excited to be your fourth grade teacher this year. It’s going to be a fun year full of learning and new adventures. I can’t wait to see what the year has in store for us. I want to know ALL about you, but first I’m going to tell you a few things about me.

I was born in Houston, TX and have two sisters. I am very familiar with the Tomball community because my husband and I graduated from Tomball High School. Go Coogs!

I attended the University of Texas at Austin (Go Longhorns!) and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. I am certified to teach kindergarten through eighth grade as well as gifted and talented (GT) and English as a second language (ESL) students. I recently completed my Master’s degree through Lamar University in Teacher Leadership with specialization in Gifted and Talented and completed certification for Dyslexia. This is my fourteenth year of teaching. I have also taught first, second and third grade.

I have a one year old named Ryder.  I will be telling you all about him! I also have two dogs (named Eli and Pearl) and I love swimming, exercising, being outside and working with children. I can’t wait to get to know each and every one of you during this very important year.

A Few of My Favorite Things
Favorite Color - Turquoise
Favorite Season - Fall 
Favorite Food - Pizza (extra cheese)
Favorite Fast Food - Chick-Fil-A / Scholotskys
Favorite Drink - Sonic, Starbucks, Smoothie King
Favorite Sport : Football (UT Longhorns)
Favorite Hobby : Jogging, Swimming, Aerobics, Getting Pedicures / Massages
 

Posts

Week 5 September 13-17th

Week 5!  Here we go! 

I look forward to seeing parents Thursday evening at 6:00 for our Parent Orientation.  Remember if you are unable to attend, please see the email with our attached presentation that 4th grade will be going over.

Library on Friday.  

I will continue to read with individual students for beginning of the year reading testing.

This is our 2nd week of homework.  Remember to return on Friday.  Students have one reading passage and also need to complete one writing response.

Please let me know if you have any questions about this week!  Let's hope the rain stays away!

Reading

-Setting vs. Scene and Plot in Realistic / Historical Fiction Texts

Writing

-We will take our writing ideas that we've gathered over the past few weeks and write seed idea stories.

-Complete Sentences (subject / predicate)

TX History

-Finish up Texas Regions 

-Texas Map (rivers, cities, bordering states, etc.)

-Texas Symbols​

Week 4 September 7th-10th

The beginning of the year is flying by!  Here we are in week 4!  This week we will continue beginning of the year testing.  I will read with each student individually to find out their reading level and reading behaviors.  We will get to go to library on Friday!  Homework starts this week too (assign on Mondays and due on Fridays :))

Here is what we will be working on this week:

Reading

-Character traits, feelings​ and character change

Writing

-We will continue to gather writing ideas to use throughout the school year

TX History

-Finish up Texas Regions 

-Texas Map (rivers, cities, bordering states, etc.)

-Texas Symbols

Let's have a GREAT week!

Week 3 August 30th - September 3rd

Week 2 is done and we were BUSY!  Fourth grade is a year heavy in deepening understanding and increasing independence.  As time goes on, I try to get the students used to a faster pace so we can fit it all in, which is very difficult.  Your child probably comes home and says how quickly the days go by.  
Often you'll see topics that were supposed to get completed one week get pushed to the next.  It happens!  We do all we can in the 2 hours that we have together.  
 
Reading:
-Continue building strong independent reading habits
-Begin discussing character traits and character traits using read alouds
 
Writing:
-Writing Process Test on Monday (open notes)
-Gather Writing Ideas in our Writer's Notebook to use all year
 
Social Studies:  
-Texas Regions Bus Tour - We will learn about the different regions of Texas, take notes and then write a postcard picking our favorite.
-Texas Regions Test on Friday (open notes)
 
Other Notes:
  • Wednesday folders come home each week.  Please sign the conduct sheet.
  • Library check out will start after Labor Day.  I do not know our schedule yet.  
  • Expect homework to start after Labor Day. 
  • Remind your child about good health and hygiene.  We wash hands as much as possible to prevent others from getting sick.  
  • Beginning of the year testing will be going on the next few weeks.  This will include reading with me and a test on the computer.

Week 2 August 23-27

Week 2

We made it through the first week, and it was a great one!  I am truly enjoying getting to know each and every one of our students.  
 Each week I will post what we're working on here. 
 
Reading:
We are launching our Reader's Workshop, discussing how we reflect on our reading lives, stay focused, and choose good books to read.  
 
Writing:  
We are reviewing the steps of the writing process as we work on an autobiography.  This will be our first writing grade.  There will be a test on the writing process next week.  They'll need to know what it is, the steps, and what writers do in each step.  They will have study materials in their writer's notebook.  
 
Social Studies:
We are reviewing some map skills, the continents and oceans, and then zooming in towards Texas, which is where we will spend our time.  
 
We'll continue to work on procedures and expectations of our classrooms, as well as get to know each other.  
 
*If your child has any changes to transportation, please send a note with a signature.  I know it's been a bumpy week in that department:/.  
 
It's going to be a great week!  
Please email me with any questions / concerns.

Welcome to 4th Grade

Welcome to 4th Grade!

You’ve made it to your final year of elementary school, and we are thrilled to have you in our classes this year.  Fourth grade is a year full of excitement and challenge, getting you ready for the years to come, and we will make each day our Masterpiece!

The first day of school is Tuesday, August 17.  Please bring your supplies, a healthy snack, and a water bottle.  If you’d like to wear a mask, please bring a few along as well.  You will be keeping most of your things in your backpack.  It’s best to have your belongings labeled, just in case something gets misplaced.  

For the first day, please know your lunch plan (school meals are free for all students) and your afternoon transportation.  It’s best to wear athletic shoes so you’re ready for PE and recess. 

See you Tuesday!