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Welcome to Mrs. Qualls’ Class !

Welcome to 4th grade!! What an amazing journey we get to embark on together! You will not believe how much your child will grow this year. Although it will be different, we have so much planned this year and I cannot wait to get to know everyone!

 

 

This is my 10th year as a classroom teacher. I have taught 6th and 4th grade. I have also worked as a special education para.  I have loved every part of my journey, but I have found the place I belong and love what I do. My husband Jerry has always been by biggest supporter, especially as I finished my degree at the University of Houston-Downtown. We have been married for 11 years and have been blessed with a precious little boy, Knox, who will be starting 2nd grade this year.  We love our Houston sports teams, especially our Texans! We love being active and doing things together.

 

I want all of my students to succeed and find their love of math throughout the year.  I use many different activities and stations to help them learn to the best of their ability. I will incorporate small group peer learning as well as small group teacher time. I want every child to know that mistakes are OK and that is how we all learn and just because they don’t understand or know how now, doesn’t meant they can’t. It just means that don’t know and can’t…YET!

 

Contact Information: 

Room #213

281-357-3080 ext. 3498

 

Conference Time:  9:00-10:00

 

 

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Reverse Parade Update

Dear Parents,

Sorry for all of the emails this morning!  With the weather being so unpredictable, we are trying to think of everything. 

If there is a break in the rain at parade time watch for a text and email from Lacye with the change from doing it in the cafeteria to an outside location.

 

Thank you!

Step Up Party - Urgent Please Read

Hello WCES 4th grade parents,

Due to the potential weather change for Wednesday, we have decided to host our 4th grade step up party indoors. Our parade will need to also be held indoors from 8:45-9:00 am in the school cafeteria as parents may walk through with a sign and toss their items to the kids, as we know this is not ideal or what we’d hope for, it’s safety first.

Our party will begin at 10 am in the cafeteria and 4th grade hallway.  Please have your child wear their class shirt. Parents will arrive and go to the 4th grade hallway door for entry and badging, in the back walkway near car rider line. Anyone on our current sign up will have a badge pre-printed. We are asking that NO SIBLINGS be allowed and 2 parents per student due to space indoors, we apologize for any inconvenience. We do still ask that you send a change of clothes and towel for your student in case there are no storms we may still have some outdoor stations along covered areas where they may get wet.

We will alternate from the cafeteria with fun planned stations and the 4th grade hallway from 10-1. After the party is over parents will be released and students will have pizza served In their classroom. We hope to see all of you there as we want to make this a fun filled event for our kiddos despite the weather.

 

Thank you

Lacye Rials 

WCES 4th grade Step Up - Notice

The 4th Grade class is ready to say “Farewell” to Willow Creek Elementary

Wednesday, May 25th, 10:00 to 1:00. Fun games & activities, snacks, music, snow cones, ending with a pizza Lunch in the classroom.

VOLUNTEERS We need help running activities!  The district is allowing PARENTS/LEGAL GUARDIANS to attend as a volunteer/spectator. We are limited to 2 PARENTS/LEGALGUARDIANS PER STUDENT, and you MUST sign up BY MAY 18th to participate.  If you are not on the sign up genius, you will not receive a badge on party day or be allowed entry.

 

https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/70a0d4ba4a82dabf58-4thgrade1

Career Day Coming and Volunteers are Needed!!

CAREER DAY COMING IN MAY!

Willow Creek Elementary will be hosting a Career Day on Monday, May 23, 2022. We are looking for volunteers to share their careers and passions with our students. We would love to have a variety of careers represented and encourage everyone to participate who can join us. Volunteers will present for 30 minute segments to Kindergarten through 4th grade students with time for questions and answers within that slot.

 

To sign up, please complete the form: https://forms.gle/7Dv3fP2CctXL3ZYE6. Volunteers will be contacted with further information. If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Hamilton: [email protected]

Week 33: April 25-29

Week 33: April 25-29
 
I hope you all had a nice weekend!
 
In math this week, we will be taking a spiral test on Friday, so we will be reviewing Monday - Thursday.  We are starting to wind down with new material but heavily reviewing previously taught material to prepare for STAAR.  We have a mixed computation daily today, which is simply adding, subtracting, multiplication, and division.  The geometry project that students should have been working on for the past month was due today.  I got a lot of cool and creative things turned in that I can't wait to see their presentations. 
 
In science this week, we will be finishing up our Units 14 and 15 with a test on Wednesday.  We will be reviewing on Tuesday.

Week 32: April 18-22

Week 32: April 18-22
 
I hope you all had a relaxing long weekend!
 
The end of the year is fast approaching and we will BUSY!!!
Just some dates coming up:
May 6 - Texian Time Machine (at school, no parents) We have a company that comes, sets up, shows and talks about how people lived in the 1800's in Texas.
May 13 - 4th Grade Field Trip (please return permission slips and make payment if you have not already)
May 17-18 - STAAR Reading and STAAR Math
May 20 - Junior Achievement in a Day (A big thank you to the volunteers) no parents
May 23 - Career Day (contact our counselor Mrs. Hamilton if you are interested in being a presenter) [email protected]
May 24 - 4th Grade Flea Market (I hope that your child has talked about this and has started thinking about or making their products.) no parents
May 25 - Step Up Party (parents welcome)
May 26 - Clap Out/Awards, Last Day of School
 
In math this week, we will be finishing up out data unit.  We will be reviewing today and testing tomorrow.  We will then talk about financial literacy, what are fixed and variable costs and how to calculate profit. I have a few more students who have mastered their multiplication and division facts so they will be rewarded with a treat later this week.  Those who have not been able to fully master these facts will have one more deadline for them to make it and will earn themselves a treat as well.  Our goal is to get 100%!  We will continue working on these until the last deadline towards the end of the year.
 
In science this week, we will be starting our final unit over food webs and food chains.  
 
I hope you all have a great week!

Week 30: April 4-8

Week 30: April 4-8
 
I hope you all had a great weekend!
 
In math this week, we will be starting our data unit.  We have already been introduced through our warm-ups, Lonestar.  This should be more of a review than new material.  The hardest part will be using their strategies consistently and making sure we read carefully.  Don't forget to be working on the geometry project at home, it is due April 25.  
 
In science this week, we will be finishing our unit on plant and animals adaptations and inherited/learned traits.  We reviewed today in class and I encouraged students to take home their INB's to study tonight.  We will start our unit on food webs/food chains later this week.

Geometry Project

Dear Parents,
 
I introduced a new project that we will be working on over the next month for Geometry today.  We are more than half way through the unit so they should be familiar with a majority if not all of the the terms on the paper.  This will be a daily grade and students are allowed to work on this project at home.  I have attached the rubric and information for the project.  I look forward to seeing all of the creative ways that they come up with to complete this project.  Please let me know if you have any questions.

Week 28: March 22-25

Week 28: March 22-25
I hope everyone had a wonderful week off for Spring Break!
 
When your kiddos arrived at school today, things will looked a little bit different. Over the break, we got new desks! Now they are nice and new however, the inside of them are much smaller. Your student will only be able to store one classes things inside their desk, so expect for their backpacks to stay a little fuller than normal. They will need to keep one classes notebooks and folders in their backpack to use each day. Please remind them to keep those items in their back and not unpack them at home. We will be discussing this with them today.
 
March 25th- Run Wild/Field Day from 9:00-10:30 this Friday! Make sure your child wears running shoes, and their class t-shirts!   Make sure that they bring extra clothes.  Run Wild is also a color run so they will be sprayed with colored water as they run like a couple of years ago.  Friday will be a normal day once they have finished activities, so please if possible, leave your child at school to finish the day.
 
This week in math, we are continuing with Geometry. We will discuss lines of symmetry in 2D shapes and name and measure angles using a protractor. We will have our first Geometry quiz this Friday. Also, new Math homework will go home this Friday also. 
 
This week in science we will continue to discuss plant and animal adaptations. We will start inherited traits and learned behaviors, be prepared to discuss the traits that your child shares with you and other family members.  
 
Have a great week! 

Run Wild

The attached handout was included in the Wednesday folder with a QR code to access information. Additional information is also included in this week’s Wildcat Tales.  To encourage students to participate we will be offering the following for different levels of participation:

 

 Click here for QR Code Link for more information 

 

  • If a student registers, they will receive a raffle ticket and prize -- Register here for Raffle Prizes
  • For each $25 raised, students will get a raffle ticket
  • For students who raise the goal of $50, students will get sunglasses
  • When the class reaches class goal of $1000, class will receive extra recess time and a treat
  • The top class for each grade that raises the most money will receive a free  special lunch
  • The top student in each grade will get to Pie the Principal!

*Purchases made in the PTO store (cheer grams and raffle tickets) do NOT go towards a student’s fundraising goal.

 

We couldn’t do this without our teachers!  With class participation we will be offering the following to our teachers:

  • 100%  student registration in a class: Teacher will receive a jean pass;
  • Class that raises goal of $1,000: Teacher will receive free lunch;
  • Top earning class for each grade: Teacher will receive $50 Amazon gift card