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Welcome to 3rd grade! It is a year with much growth and development.  I began my teaching career 19 years ago in Cy-fair ISD. Over the years I have taught 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th grades. My favorite is 3rd! I have twelve 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 sophmore at TMHS this year, and my daughter is in 7th grade at WWJH.  I look forward to working with you and your child this year!

Contact info: 281-357-3080 ext. 3476
conference period: 9-10

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Week of Feb. 19-23rd

Here's what we are learning this week!
reading- folktales
writing-personal narratives
social studies- cardinal directions/maps
**Friday Feb. 17th and Monday Feb. 19th are holidays for the students.**
**Homework and spelling was passed out today.**
**Homework is due Thur. Feb. 22 and the spelling test will be Fri.**

Week of Feb. 12-15th

Here's what we are learning.
reading= folktales
writing= personal narrative
social studies-  map skills/maps
**Remember the Valentine's Party is Wed. at 2:45.**
**Friday, Feb. 16th is a student holiday and Monday, Feb. 19th is also a student holiday.**

Class t-shirt orders due today!

Class shirt orders are due this Friday! We will wear our class shirts on;

  • Run Wild at the Creek
  • Field Trip in April
  • Field Day
  • End of year party

For directions, please see the previous email below.... 

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!

Week of Feb. 5-9th

Here's what we are learning this week!
reading= different types of poetry
writing- poetry
social studies= maps

Jan. 29th-Feb. 2nd

This week students will use what they have learned about human processes in social studies to create a newspaper article.  This is an in class assignment, no need to work on it at home.  (Human processes= conservation, global warming, pollution, and recycling/reducing/reusing).  Towards the end of the week we will start focusing on poetry in both reading and writing.
**Wednesday is our library day, please make sure library books are here to turn in.**
**The last day to order a class t-shirt is this Friday, Feb. 2nd.**

The week of Jan. 22-26th

Here's what is going this week!
reading- nonfiction text structures
writing- persuasive letter
social studies- human processes 
** This Wednesday, Jan. 24th is the Awards ceremony in the cafeteria.
Our time is 2:00pm **

Week of Dec. 18- Dec. 22nd

Important information for next week.
  •   We are not having a spelling test!
  •   The class party is Thur. at 2:45
  •  Friday is a half day for students.  Dismissal at 12:50p.
Here is what we are learning next week:
reading- Christmas themed literature/ "Twas the Night Before Christmas" poem
writing- persuasive reindeer writing
social studies-  Use the following Google apps: Drawing and Sites.  We are using the family tree/history/traditions information you and your child worked on over Thanksgiving to become familiar with the apps.

Week of Dec. 11- Dec. 15th

**School spelling bee- Thur. December 14th@ 9:00 am**
Good luck to our class representatives! 
Here's what we are learning this week!
reading-persuasive texts
writing- persuasive
social studies-culture

Texas Roadhouse Fundraiser

Please see a message from Ms. Dare below regarding the fundraiser.

Please return all Texas Roadhouse fundraiser money and forms in the envelope provided by December 7th, 2017. We accept cash and checks. Checks are made out to WCES.

Homemade rolls are $4 per dozen and are frozen with cooking instructions included. (WCES gets $2.00 per dozen)

Cinnamon butter is $2 for an 8oz. tub. (WCES gets $1.00 per tub)

Gift Card’s valued at $10 each (WCES get $1.00 per gift card)


Rolls will be available for indoor pick up at Texas Roadhouse (249 in front of Regal Movie Theater) on Monday, December 18th, and Tuesday, December 19th from 10:00am-3:00 pm, and late night pick up Monday, December 18th from 4:00pm-6:00pm.

Vouchers will be sent home Wednesday, December 13th in your child’s Wednesday folders.


Please feel free to contact me, Sally Dare, WCES Librarian at 281-357-3080 ext. 3488.

PLEASE REMEMBER: You must have a voucher to receive your rolls!


Week of Dec. 4th-Dec. 8th

Here's what we are learning this week!
reading- using text features when reading nonfiction/ cause and effect
writing-  writing expository compositions
social studies- culture
** Don't forget our library day is Wednesday**

Classroom Spelling Bee Mon. Nov. 13th

If you returned the yellow piece of paper stating that  your child was interested in participating in our class spelling bee, it will be Mon. Nov. 13th.  I will tell those students so they can be prepared.  I gave those students a list of words to study (bright green paper) on  Monday afternoon.

Week of Nov. 27th-Dec. 1st, 2017

Here's what we are learning this week!
reading- main idea
writing- finish collecting expository ideas
social studies- culture
**Reminder:   The Nutcracker field trip is Friday, Dec. 1st.  If you have not turned in your child's signed permission slip please do so a.s.a.p..  I must have one for every child or I can not take them.**  A few of you asked about joining us, unfortunately, there is only room for the students and teachers.

Week of Nov. 13th-17th

Here's what we are learning this week!
reading- nonfiction text features/main idea
writing- collecting ideas for expository writing
social studies- cultures
**spelling list #10 **
Please see the spelling page for the spelling list.

Spelling Bee

The classroom spelling bee will take place the week of Nov. 13th.  A yellow piece of paper should be coming home in your child's red folder today,  that explains the process.  If your child is interested in participating in the class bee, please sign/return the yellow piece of paper on Monday. The spelling bee is optional, not mandatory. Once I know the exact day that we will have the classroom spelling bee, I will let you know.  :)

Week of Nov. 6th-Nov. 10th

Here's what we are learning next week!
reading- non fiction text features
writing- expository writing
social studies- voting/elections