Welcome to Mrs. Elder's Kindergarten Class

My name is Amanda Elder and this is my 6th year at Willow Creek Elementary School. I am a very proud graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University. Axe 'em Jacks!!  I taught for six years in East Texas and I am happy to now be part of the Tomball ISD family.
My husband teaches biology at Lonestar College. We have three beautiful children. Graceanna is 11 years old, Noah is 8 years old and Iris is 4 years old. 
My classroom is a warm, inviting environment where I'm sure your children will be excited to learn. I have high expectations for their learning and social skills. I love my students very much and each one of them takes a small piece of my heart when they move on from my class. It is as important that they feel safe and loved at school as that they excel academically. 


Week 2

Kindergarten families,

As you go through the lessons this week, please let us know if you need any help at all. Students are not required to complete everything in the slideshow. Just do what you can and don’t worry if your child does not get to everything. We will be checking kids A-Z and Freckle to ensure students are engaged in learning. Have fun and enjoy time together as a family. 

This week’s slideshow

Virtual Learning

Welcome to Mrs. Elder’s Virtual Online class.  

Our class Edlio page will contain postings every week for engagement activities to complete at home.  Each week will contain new online interactive lessons for your child to take part in. Learning will look different these next few weeks as compared to a classroom setting.  We will be available via e-mail to answer any questions that you may have. 

My office hours for the week will be on Monday 10:00-10:30.  Though these are specific hours for the week, I will be available throughout the week if you have questions.

As of now, we will not be taking any grades but would love for all of our students to engage in the activities.  Happy Learning!

-Kindergarten Team


Week 1

Language Arts:

Activity  1 - Scholastic Online learning

Please watch “Rabbits”

  • Read the Fiction and Non-Fiction Book
  • Watch the Video and complete the activity
  • Additional fiction choice:  Peter Rabbit on Storyline.  They should pay close attention to the illustrations. Illustrations can often tell us more about the story and give us a feeling about the story.   After listening students should identify the problem and solution. Talk about a time when they disobeyed a parent. What happened? How did that make you feel?


Activity 2 - Scholastic Online learning

 Please watch “And then It’s Spring”

  • Read the Fiction and Non-Fiction Book “How Do You Know It’s Spring”
  • Watch the Video and complete the activity


Sight Words

4th 9 weeks sight words:  or, come, do, have, all, out, be, saw, from, went, this, he

Things to do with your sight words-  make 2 sets and play memory, tape them up around the house and students read/write them as they find them, make sight words with playdough; write sight words in shaving cream


Phonemic Awareness activities:Rock and Learn CVC Words 

Starfall is a website you can access through Clever.  This section focuses on a lot of the phonetic skills we are working on:  Starfall- Learn to Read and Word Machines



Log into Kids A-Z and read one book a day and take the quiz.

All kindergarten students have a username/password for Kids A-Z


Teachers will be able to monitor students progress here. 


Gregg Tang math through the Clever Portal- Play ten frame mania.

Freckle - access through Clever Portal:  complete math assignment

Social Studies: Chronological Order

First, Next, Last Sesame Street 

Create a day timeline: draw pictures of what they do in the morning, afternoon, night. 


Great Expectations:

Word of the week- flexibility: the ability to make adjustments or alter plans.

Find and talk about a time where you showed flexibility this week!

Science: Spring/ animals


Watch video- Spring and take online easy quiz

Go outside and look around. Write and draw about the seasonal changes you may see- flowers blooming, grass growing, animals, etc…  Label the picture too!

Spring is here


Mammals on MyOn.  Access on through clever page

Steps to get to MyON:

  1. Clever Classroom
  2. Log in as a Student (Upper Right Hand Corner)
  3. Enter School Name -- Willow Creek Elementary Tomball ISD
  4. Log in with Google
  5. Sign in to continue to Clever -- enter student's school email  -- click next
  6. Enter student’s school password -- click next
  7. Scroll down and click on MYON!  You did it!

On-going Activities: (accessed from Clever) 


Raz-Kids/Myon/Freckle/First in Math (available to play around with)



Spring JH


Hi Parents,

Starting Monday I will post lessons for remote learning here. :)


Please watch for info via email this weekend.  ​

Don't forget to pre-order your yearbook!! For a limited time only yearbooks are $28. Prices will go up in January. I am including a link with the order form if you want to order. 

Curriculum Night

Thank you to everyone who was able to come to curriculum night. I am including the slideshow for those of you that were not able to come or if you just want to review it again. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns. 

Eagle Cam

Hello families!
We made it to Christmas Break!
Our class has been watching an eagle family on a webcam since October. We waited and waited for them to lay eggs. Finally, they did and now we have been waiting for them to hatch. We are officially on hatch watch as they will be making an appearance any day now! We will be on break when they hatch and I don't want the kids to miss it.
You can find them on Facebook by searching Southwest Florida Eagle Webcam. 
Also, here is a link to their website.  http://dickpritchettrealestate.com/eagle-feed.html
I believe you need a google account in order to view the live feed. I may be wrong but it always makes me login. 
I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas. Thank you all for making our Christmas party the best EVER!

Hi families!
Just a few things. 
Remember, tomorrow is the ABC parade. Students can come to school in their costumes. If they are wearing something that will make it hard for them to participate in regular school activities please send extra clothes for them to change into. 
Please be sure they have appropriate shoes for P.E. 
There were a few items that were not bid on and up for sale from Boo Bash! If you are interested, go to the link and click "Buy it Now"



If you volunteered to bring a pumpkin for pumpkin carving on Tuesday, please have it at school by Monday. If you volunteered to help carve pumpkins, be here by 1:40 on Tuesday. 




Hi everyone! 
This week we are doing an apple investigation!! You will receive a note but each child will need to bring in their favorite color apple by Wednesday. We will use them in science. We will use our five senses to describe the properties of the apples. 
I also need a bag each of red, green, and yellow apples if anyone wants to volunteer to bring them. :) 
On Friday, I want to make crock pot applesauce with the class. It includes apples, sugar, cinnamon, and water. Please let me know if you do not want your child to eat the applesauce. 
This week's words are my and is.
Rdg/Wtg Math Science Social Studies
-Environmental Print. (Thanks for sending those labels in!)
-Recognizing, writing, and making sets for numbers 1-10 -Apple investigations. We will use our five senses to describe the physical properties of the apple. -My community and my country.

Hi families!
Curriculum night is Thursday, September 21, at 6:00. We will covering a lot of important information and things your child will be learning in Kindergarten. 
Our words for the week are look and see. 
Reading/Writing Math Science  Social Studies
We are working on recognizing rhyming words.
We are  practicing drawing pictures that tell a story and writing our name on our work.
We are working on number sense. We are writing and recognizing numbers 1-10.  We can sort objects by size, color, shape, and texture. Freedom Week! We are learning about our flags and pledges. 

If you haven't already, please send headphones with your child by Friday. Please put them in a ziplock bag labeled with their name. 
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