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My name is Tiffany Gonzales and I can’t wait to get to know you and your child! I will be teaching your child Language Arts and Social Studies. My partner teacher, Ms. Rebekah Collins, will teach them Math and Science. I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Texas A&M University, College Station...WHOOP! I am certified to teach Early Childhood Education, Gifted and Talented, and English as a Second Language learners. I came to Tomball I.S.D. in 2010, after spending the first five years of my teaching career in Spring I.S.D. I taught at Creekside Forest Elementary for four years, and this is my fourth year at Willow Creek.

When I am not at school, I enjoy spending time with my husband, Brandon, our daughter, Spree, and our son, Ace; reading, CrossFitting, and, watching football, especially the Aggies and Texans!! I also teach a CrossFit Boot Camp in the mornings at 5:00am! I come from a large family. I am the youngest of five children! All of my family lives in and around Houston, so I also spend as much time with them as possible. I truly love teaching, and I am really looking forward to the 2017-2018 school year!

Communication between home and school is the first step in making this year a successful one. I encourage you to contact me with any questions, comments, concerns, or just ideas of ways that I can make your child’s third grade year a remarkable one. I strive for every student to feel comfortable, engaged, and important in my classroom. I will keep you updated on your child’s progress regularly, but feel free to contact me at any time to discuss this with me. I am very honored to have your child in my class this year, and I am looking
forward to a year filled with fun, learning, and success stories!

Conference Time: 9:00-10:00
Phone: 281-357-3080 X3472
E-Mail: TiffanyGonzales@tomballisd.net
 

Recent Posts

Week of February 2, 2018

Happy Monday!
 
I hope you all had a great weekend and found some time to get some rest after the Super Bowl and This Is Us ;-)
 
We have some busy weeks ahead and lots of information to share.
 
First, my homeroom class needs a Junior Achievement volunteer. Please let me know if you are available to help or would like more information.
 
Also, our Valentine's Party is quickly approaching. Join us on February 14th from 2:45-3:30 to celebrate. We could still use several items for my homeroom's party. If you can help out, please do so.
 
For Valentine cards, if your child chooses to bring them, please bring them for the entire class. Mrs. Gonzales' homeroom has 24 students. Ms. Collins' homeroom has 23 students. A name list will be coming home this week.
 
Toys. Let's talk toys! We have had a serious influx of toys lately. Unfortunately, they are mostly becoming distractions and causing discipline issues, as well as arguments between friends. Please help your child to leave all play items at home. If you have to check backpacks and pockets on the way out the door, please do so. Squishy's can be brought only if your child has a stuffed animal pass. Ms. Collins and I are considering the squishy's as stuffed animals (for now---unless they make us regret it ;-))
 
No school Friday, February 16th or Monday, February 19th. 
 
Tuesday, February 20th is Third Grade's Marco's Pizza Night!!! The kids have been waiting all year for this! Please mark your calendars to have a pizza night on the 20th!
 
This week in class:
Reading: The 4 types of poetry.
Writing and Social Studies: Finalizing our pollution, recycling, and conservation research newspapers.
 
Have a great week!!!

Class Shirt Orders Are Due THIS Friday, February 2nd!!

Attention 3rd Grade Parents:
 
It's that time of year again to order your student's class t-shirt. Each class will have their own color. Our color is jade green. We wear our class shirts several times throughout the year. This year, we are asking you to place your order online. 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 THIS Friday, February 2nd.
 
1. 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

*If you choose to pay with cash or check, please email me so I can be looking for this. We are highly encouraging ordering online, however, we understand if you have a preference.
 
Thank you!!
Mrs. Gonzales

Class T-Shirt Orders

It's that time of year again to order your student's class t-shirt. Each class will have their own color. My homeroom color is jade green! We wear our class shirts several times throughout the year. This year, we are asking you to place your order online. 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. 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!!
Mrs. Gonzales

Week of January 22, 2018

Howdy!
 
Are you ready to get back to some normalcy? I know I am!
 
Students received their spelling homework on Friday. Spelling homework is still optional for students that are succeeding on their spelling tests. Students that are regularly failing spelling tests MUST complete the homework.
 
Speaking of homework, at the beginning of March we will start our reading passage homework. This homework will be mandatory, go home Thursdays, and be due the following Thursday. Students will miss recess to complete the homework if it is not completed using strategies and turned in on time, as we will be checking it together during class. I will, of course, update you again on when that will start. But, I just wanted you to be aware that it is coming.
 
Tomball Reads One Book kickoff is tomorrow. Be sure your students bring their "One and Only Ivan" book to school, if they have it at home.
 
Report cards came home on Friday. Be sure they are signed and returned, please.
 
Class t-shirt orders will be coming in a separate e-mail soon! Look for those and get them ordered ASAP!!!
 
This week in class:
Reading: Analyzing and understanding informational text, as well as drawing conclusions from those texts.
Writing: We are finishing up our persuasive letters.
Social Studies: Natural resources and human processes and their affect on the environment.
 
Have a wonderful week!!!!

Week of December 18, 2017

Happy Monday!!!
 
My homeroom is still in need of a couple of items for the Christmas party that is this Friday. Please see the sign up genius:
 
We have a full, busy week! 
Thursday: Christmas parties 2:45-3:30 Be sure to sign your child out on the sheet hanging on my door if you are taking them with you from the party.
Friday: Early Release at 12:50, Polar Express Day: students may wear pajamas and slippers (bring tennis shoes for PE and recess), bring a small pillow, blanket, and stuffed animal.
 
I am sure you know, but the flu and other illnesses are running through our school and community like wildfire! Remind your kiddos to wash their hands regularly. Also, if they have a hand held sanitizer in their pocket or pencil bag, to use it often. On that note...does anyone have a large sanitizer they could donate to the classroom?!?! :-)
 
Students will not return from the break until Wednesday, January 10th.
 
I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. You and your children are such a blessing to me and I can't thank you enough for sharing them with me every day!
 
Mrs. Gonzales

Week of December 4, 2017

Happy Tuesday!
 
Progress report grades were submitted on Friday. You will see those progress reports in tomorrow's Wednesday folder. Please check your child's online gradebook if you have any questions or concerns. We have had a LOT of absences lately. There is a chance your child is just missing an assignment or two from their absences. If you still have questions, feel free to contact myself or Ms. Collins.
 
We still need a few donations for the Christmas party. Sign up here:
 
This week in class:
Reading: fact and opinion and summary
Writing: final drafts of expository compositions (major grade!)
Social Studies: cultures
 
We still need checking pens and scissors in our supplies to borrow bucket or in your child's own pencil bag! They'll make great stocking stuffers ;-) Thank you to my sweet elf that sent us pens on Monday!
 
Have a wonderful, warm week!!!

Christmas Party Sign Up

Below is the sign up link for the Christmas party from our fabulous Homeroom Mom!!!!! Please help out if you can!!! (This link is for Gonzales' Homeroom only)
 
 
Also, looking for easy stocking stuffers for your kiddos?? They NEED checking pens!!!!! Our extra supply stock is completely depleted and most kids have lost all of the pens they started the year with. I just know they would love to get some pens from Santa this year ;-) ;-)

Welcome Back!

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving break! I enjoyed every second with my family.
 
Remember, my homeroom is presenting the Rise and Shine announcements this week. They start at 8:35, so if your child has a speaking part (they know which days they speak!), they need to arrive by 8:30. The kids did AMAZING this morning!!!
 
Also, Nutcracker Ballet field trip is this Friday, December 1st!! Your kiddos can wear Willow Creek/Wildcat gear or Christmas shirts. The buses are leaving the school right at 8:45, so please make sure your kiddo is on time that day! We will eat lunch like normal in the cafeteria, so no need to pack anything special that day. However, we will be gone all morning, so if your kiddo usually snacks in the AM, make sure they eat a big breakfast. We can't eat on the bus or at the ballet.
 
This week in class:
Reading: main idea in non-fiction. This is something you can practice at home as well. Ask your kiddos the main idea of everything they read!
Writing: Expository compositions. We are writing to explain, not to tell a story.
Social Studies: We are continuing our cultures unit.
 
Also, we are still in need of a Co-Homeroom Parent and a Wednesday folder stuffer!! Please help if you can!!!
 
Have a wonderful week!

Week of November 6, 2017

Happy Monday!!!
 
Goooo Astros!!! What an exciting few weeks we've had!!!
 
I have lots of information, so I am just going to give brief bullet points (so you're not reading all night). Please let me know if you need more details on any of it!
 
-We need a Co-Room Mom!! If you are interested in helping, please let me know!!
-I am in need of a Wednesday folder stuffer. My amazing helper had a change in her work schedule. Please let me know if you can help!!
-Book fair is this week. Shop with your kiddo before school/during lunch/during recess, or send money with them and they can shop during their lunch or recess.
-Reading benchmark has been moved to tomorrow, November 7th!! All your kiddo needs to do to be prepared is get a good night's sleep and eat a healthy breakfast.
-Spelling bee permission letters came home on Friday (yellow paper). If you would like for your child to participate, please sign and return those by tomorrow.
-This one is IMPORTANT: The gradebook system has been down for the entire district for several days. This pushed progress report grade submission back a few days. Progress reports will come home on THURSDAY this week, along with the WEDNESDAY folders. I repeat, Wednesday folders and progress reports will come home on Thursday this week for the entire school!!
 
 
In class:
Reading: Non fiction text features
Writing: Expository
Social Studies: Citizens involved in government
 
Have an awesome week!!! 

A Note From PTO

Boo Bash Online Auction Sale!

There were a handful items that were not bid on and up for sale!

Simply click “Buy it Now” and get a steal of a deal!

charityauction.bid/WillowCreekBooBash

Sales closes October 31st at 10pm

Go Astros!

First things first! Go 'Stros!
 
A few other things:
 
-The district changed the date of the reading benchmark. I am so sorry that we were not able to communicate this to you sooner, but we just found out as well! It will be rescheduled for the week of November 6th. I will let you know as soon as I do when the new date is.
 
-Food drive donations are going on now!
 
-The vocabulary parade is Friday! I can't wait to see all of the vocabulary words!
 
-Report cards came home today in the Wednesday folders. Please sign and return those by Friday.
 
We have started our branches of government unit in Social Studies! The kids are really curious about how it all works. It's so much fun. In writing, we have begun our imaginative writing unit. We are still focusing on plot structure and making sure our stories have all of the pieces. This follows over to reading where we are also focusing on plot structure and analyzing the texts that we are reading for all of the pieces as well.
 
Have a great day!
 
 

Boo Bash Online Bidding!

Hint hint...check out the super AWESOME activity the third grade teachers are hosting!!! It's only open to third grade students, so let the bidding begin!!!
 
 
From PTO:
 

Boo Bash

October 21st from 5 to 9 pm
Online Auction:

Bidding Online starts today at noon!!

Go to the following link:

www.charityauction.bid/WillowCreekBooBash

 

Sign-up, complete registration and then start bidding on

*Teacher and Staff Experiences *Parking at Events *VIP Car Line Spots   *Reserved Seating at School Programs 

Online auction will close at 10:00PM after the Boo Bash Event

The remaining items, such as themed baskets, sports memorabilia, parties, and experiences, will be available for Silent Auction bidding with written bid sheets during Boo Bash on Saturday. Bidding will open on Saturday at 5:00PM and close at 8:30PM.

Week of October 16, 2017

Happy Tuesday!
 
What a whirlwind few weeks we've had!
 
Report card grades were submitted on Friday. You will see those report cards in the October 25th Wednesday folder. But, as always, you can see the grades online now!
 
This Saturday is Boo Bash (5-9pm)!! We received an email from the PTO with a very sad looking picture of the current class basket donations :-( If you can donate or order (Amazon Prime at this point!) an item, please do so! Even though our classes were assigned the Cowgirls...I mean, Cowboys...we can still help out! The link is below:
 
 
 
Next week is Red Ribbon Week. The exact list of themes came home in the Wednesday folders, but a quick rundown:
Monday-wear red
Tuesday-Minion
Wednesday-wear orange (or maroon ;-)...just kidding...kind of)
Thursday-wear green
Friday-Vocabulary parade (if you haven't signed and returned the pink paper, please do so)
 
Tuesday, October 24th we will take a Reading Benchmark!! It will be taken in homerooms, so everyone should be done by lunch time. This is not something your kiddos can necessarily study for. Just remind them to go back and look for every single answer in the story!
 
I'm sorry. I know that was long...and I'm sure I forgot something! But, thank you for reading to the end. Go Astros!!!!!!!

Week of October 2, 2017

Another awesome football weekend!!! Now all we need is the cooler weather to go along with it!
 
Don't forget that we have early release at 12:50 on Friday. Then, there is no school on Monday, October 9th. You will see progress reports in this week's Wednesday folder. Be sure to check your child's grades online regularly to always be up to date on their scores. If you have forgotten your username or password for the online gradebook, contact Suzanne Pierce, our registrar.
 
Some future events just for you to mark your calendars. More details will come later:
-Saturday, October 21st: Monster Mash
-Friday, October 27th: Vocabulary Parade
 
This week in class, we are continuing all units from last week: character traits and reading responses in Reading, personal narratives in Writing, and communities in Social Studies. Optional spelling homework is due Wednesday. Spelling test on Friday.
 
Parent Conference Sign Ups! Click the link to sign up:
 
A note from our front office:

Our school directory contains class lists, phone numbers, email address and other important school related information. Please go to www.atozconnect.com and register as a new family or verify previous information by October 7, 2017. Once you log in, you have the option to choose how much information you want displayed. 

Have a great week!

Week of September 25, 2017

Hello Parents!
 
What an awesome weekend for the Aggies! Maybe next weekend will be a little better for the Texans :-( 
 
This Thursday is Open House for grades 3-4. We hope to see you all there at 5:30! We will post our presentation here also, for those of you that are not able to make it. We will also be posting our sign up for Fall conferences soon. Please sign up for one of those spots to discuss your child's individual progress. We will not be able to discuss individual student concerns or progress at Open House due to confidentiality concerns.
 
Spelling test is Friday. Optional spelling homework is due by Wednesday.
 
This week in class, we are continuing our character trait study and reader's responses. In writing, we are also continuing our personal narrative unit. In Social Studies, we finally took our Freedom Week test on Monday. It was delayed just a bit due to time constraints. Now we are moving on to communities!
 
A few housekeeping notes:
 
-Ms. Collins and I are still in need of a Wednesday folder stuffer. If there is anyone willing to take that job, please let us know! We would be eternally grateful!
 
-Planners and homework folders need to come to school every day.
 
-Library days are Wednesday. Please help your child remember to bring their books on that day. If a student finishes their book/s before Wednesday, they can always go to open check out in the mornings before the tardy bell. They just need to check in with their homeroom teacher first!
 
Have a wonderful day!!