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This will be my 13th year at Willow Creek Elementary teaching 3rd grade language arts and social studies. I was born and raised in Houston and attended Texas Lutheran College in Seguin, Texas. I have been married for 33 years and have one daughter, who also teaches third grade at Wildwood Elementary, and one precious grandson. 
 
 

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Reading Passage Due and Scholastic Book Order

Dear Parents,
 
Please make sure that your child has completed their reading passage, The Man With the Coconuts. Please listen to your child read the story aloud and they will answer the questions on the back. You and your child will also sign the back page and they will bring it to school on Thursday, 2/22/18. Thank you for your help and support!
 
The Scholastic book order went home today in your child's Wednesday folder. 

I am going to place the order on Wednesday, February 28th. Ordering online is the simplest way! You can easily order online:

Shop online: scholastic.com/readingclub    Class Activation Code: FMPP2

Marco's Pizza Night, Discovery Spelling Words, and Library

Dear Parents,
 
Don't forget to order your pizza from Marco's Pizza tonight. Give them your child's name and homeroom teacher, and they will deliver your pizza in the box your child decorated!
 
Discovery spelling words are due tomorrow, 2/21/18.
 
Also, please send all library books to school tomorrow for library day!

Reading Homework, Spelling Test, and Run Wild at the Creek

Dear Parents,
 
A new reading passage, A Man with the Coconuts, went home today. Please listen to your child read the story aloud. The skill for this lesson is cause and effect. Please make sure they have answered the questions on the back using complete sentences and I need a parent signature. This will be due next Thursday, 2/22/18.
 
Spelling Test-Lesson 19 will be next Friday, February 23, 2018.
 
We kicked off our Run Wild at the Creek today with a pep rally in the cafeteria. The forms went home in this week's Wednesday folder. We need your help in raising money for our school! Please send in your envelope as soon as possible! Thanks for all your help and support!!

Pizza Boxes

Dear Parents,
 
Marco's Pizza boxes were sent home on Monday. Please decorate the boxes and return them to school by Thursday, 2/15/18. Please leave them flat because they are easier to transport to Marco's Pizza. Marco's Pizza night is next Tuesday, 2/20. If you order a pizza on Tuesday, please give them your child's name and homeroom teacher and your pizza will be delivered in the box your child decorated! Thank you for your help and support!

Spelling Test, Reading Homework, and Valentine's Day Party

Dear Parents,
 
The spelling test next week over lesson 18 will be on Thursday, February 15th because of the holiday on Friday, 2/16. There is also a school holiday on Monday, 2/19.
 
Also, reading homework went home on Thursday this week and is due next Thursday, 2/15. Each week, the reading homework will go home on a Thursday and will be due the following Thursday. Please make sure you listen to your child read the passage. They will answer the questions and you will sign the back once the assignment is completed.
 
This Wednesday, 2/14, is the Valentine's Day party at 2:45. We look forward to seeing you at the party!

Library, Discovery Words, and Scholastic Book Orders

Dear Parents,
 
Don't forget to send your child's library books to school every Wednesday!
 
Spelling Discovery Words are due on Wednesday!
 
Scholastic book orders are due tomorrow!

I am going to place the order on Wednesday, January 31st. Ordering online is the simplest way! You can easily order online:

Shop online: scholastic.com/readingclub   Class Activation Code: FMPP2

 

 

Wish List, Scholastic Book Orders, and T-shirt Orders

Dear Parents,
 
**We are running low on the following classroom supplies**:
kleenex, checking pens(any color), fine tip black Expo markers, and wide ruled notebook paper. We would greatly appreciate any donations!
 
Scholastic book order forms went home in Wednesday's folder. Orders are due by Wednesday, January 31st.

Shop online: scholastic.com/readingclub Class Activation code: FMPP2

Please order your child's class t-shirt by Friday, February 2nd. See the directions below for ordering.

It's that time of year again to order your student's class t-shirt.  Each class will have their own color.  We wear our class shirts several times throughout the year. This year,  we are asking you to place your order online (here).  Please follow the instructions below to create your account and order online. Please DO NOT use the link that says expired - if you choose that one, it will not allow you to choose the shirt size. Shirt orders are due by Friday, February 2nd. Click on the link above or go to https://tomballisd.schoolcashonline.com/

  1. If you have not previously created an account, you will need to do so in order to order the class shirt
  2. On the main page, click on the blue “get started today” button
  3. Enter your personal information (name, address, phone number)
  4. Enter a password and security question
  5. Confirm your email address
  6. Log back into your new account using your email and password you just created
  7. Click on “add student” button
  8. Choose “Willow Creek ES” from the drop down menu
  9. Add your student’s ID (lunch number), their last name and birthdate
  10. Click on the “items” tab
  11. Click on “3rd grade t-shirt” and add to your cart,
  12. Complete payment
 

Class T-shirts: please order by Friday, February 2nd!

Dear Parents,

It's that time of year again to order your student's class t-shirt.  Each class will have their own color.  We wear our class shirts several times throughout the year. This year,  we are asking you to place your order online (here).  Please follow the instructions below to create your account and order online. Please DO NOT use the link that says expired - if you choose that one, it will not allow you to choose the shirt size. Shirt orders are due by Friday, February 2nd.

  1. Click on the link above or go to https://tomballisd.schoolcashonline.com/
  2. If you have not previously created an account, you will need to do so in order to order the class shirt
  3. On the main page, click on the blue “get started today” button
  4. Enter your personal information (name, address, phone number)
  5. Enter a password and security question
  6. Confirm your email address
  7. Log back into your new account using your email and password you just created
  8. Click on “add student” button
  9. Choose “Willow Creek ES” from the drop down menu
  10. Add your student’s ID (lunch number), their last name and birthdate
  11. Click on the “items” tab
  12. Click on “3rd grade t-shirt” and add to your cart,
  13. Complete payment

Thank you!! Have a great night,

Mrs. Carnifax and Mrs. Herriman

 

 

Wednesday-Library Day and Discovery Words due

Dear Parents,
 
Don't forget to send your child's library books to school on Wednesday.
 
Also, the discovery words are due on Wednesday for spelling words, week # 15.

Report Cards and Spelling Test-Lesson 14

Dear Parents,
 
Report cards were sent home today! Please keep the report card, and sign and return the envelope. Also, don't forget there is a spelling test tomorrow over Lesson 14.

Spelling Test, Friday, 1/19/18-Lesson 14

Dear Parents,
 
I hope everyone is staying safe and warm! Just a reminder that there will be a Spelling Test over Lesson 14 on Friday, January 19, 2018. Your child received their list last Thursday, 1/11/18.

Polar Express Day on Friday, 12/22/17

Dear Parents,
 
Don't forget that Polar Express Day is on Friday, 12/22/17. Your child may wear their pajamas and they may bring a blanket and a small stuffed animal. They still need tennis shoes for their specials class, so send them in their backpacks. Early dismissal is at 12:50.

Week of December 18-22, 2017

Dear Parents,
 
There is NO Spelling Test next week! The 2nd Nine Weeks AR goal is due next Friday, 12/22/17. Please check with your child to be sure they completed their AR goal for this nine weeks!
 
The Christmas parties will be on Thursday, 12/21 from 2:45 to 3:30. We look forward to seeing you there!
 
Polar Express Day is on Friday! Be sure and have your child wear their pajamas that day. Don't forget that Friday is early dismissal at 12:50.

Flat Stanley Due on Monday, 12/11/17

Dear Parents,
 
Don't forget that Flat Stanley is due on Monday, 12/11/17.
5 points will be deducted for every day the project is late.
You can either send in a poster or a flash drive with the Power Point presentation.
 
Please visit my Edlio Flat Stanley page to see the rubric and 2 Power Point examples.
 
 

Library and Spelling Discovery Words

Dear Parents,
 
Wednesday is library day. Please send all library books back to school!
 
Don't forget that the spelling words this week are homophone pairs. Please help your child come up with 5 homophone pairs for their discovery words. Homophones are words that sound alike, but are spelled differently and have a different meaning. There is a Power Point on my Edlio Spelling page that gives sentences using the homophone pairs. This is a good practice for the spelling test on Friday!