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Loving spending time with my sons any chance I get!! Craig and Kyle are my future!!
Loving spending time with my grown sons any chance I get!!

 

I love my job! I graduated from Texas Tech University in 1988.  I started teaching in 1989 in a second grade classroom at Glen Loch Elementary in The Woodlands, Texas.  I married and moved with my husband to College Station. I taught fourth grade in Hearne while my husband was getting his Ph.D. We moved back to this area and I taught first grade at Oak Ridge Elementary. I started my family and stayed home for six years with my sons, Craig and Kyle. 

I returned to teaching in a Pre-K classroom at Geisinger Elementary in Conroe ISD. I was able to get into Montgomery and have been here since arriving.  I have taught second and third grade at Montgomery Intermediate and Stewart Creek Elementary.  I am currently teaching first grade.  I believe that first grade is definitely the place for me!! 


My conference period is from 1:50-2:35.  Please call to schedule if you would like an opportunity to visit. Please call me at (936) 276-4502 at Lone Star Elementary  to schedule a conference.  My e-mail is (michelle.swanson@misd.org). 

Stay Informed:

All parents should receive an electronic newsletter from Dr. Bartlett each week via email. If you do not get these, please touch base with her at

catherine.bartlett@misd.org

Previous newsletters can also be found on her website.  We want you to stay informed and connected!!

Stay Involved:

PTA meetings are typically the 1st Wednesday of each month at 8:45. All parents are welcome!! We love our volunteers!! Parents support our school by their actions here, at home, and through positive words. We appreciate your partnership with our school and staff!!

What is a Tribe?

Each homeroom class is part of a vertical Tribe that spends a day together once a month. On their special day, the K-5 students will have a variety of leadership opportunities, learning activities, and enjoy lunch and recess and CAMP together. Parents are welcome to sign up to help volunteer for lunch duty on Tribe days and see the leadership and collaboration in action! Students and teachers will wear their colored Tribe shirt on these days. Be on the lookout for specific dates in our LSE News and Notes newsletter. 

Tribes: Volcano, Sun, Valley, Star, River, Fire

The Leader in Me: Great Happens Here!!

We are honored to be partnering with the Franklin Covey Organization to begin the LEADER in Me transformation with our Lone Star students!! We will be sharing information and opportunities throughout the year.

As a mother, daughter, teacher, wife, I am very excited about how this can transform our lives and enrich and empower us all!! Thank you so much for selecting this program for us to have at LSE!! Great choice!!!

 

First Grade has Lunch at 11:30-12:00. If you are coming, allow time to get checked in and have your driver's license. First Grade has Recess following lunch from 12:00-12:30.  CAMP is from 1:50-2:35.

 

 

Instructional Gardens

The gardens at the front of our campus are not landscaping. We have several different outside learning areas for our students, including herb, rose, bluebonnet, sunflower, vegetable, and butterfly gardens! Our students have hands-on science lessons directly related to their grade level curriculum throughout the year with Mrs. Stephanie Baker, a Master Gardener from Ready to Grow Gardens. Our PTA supports this important initiative, and parents are always welcome to stop and watch a garden lesson whenever one is posted on the calendar in our newsletter. You will walk away with new information, guaranteed!

First Grade Schedule

8:00-8:15       Arrival and getting ready for best day to begin!!  Your child may visit the library between 8:00 and                        8:15 to check out new books.
                     Literacy Library Reading with teacher
8:15-8:30       Announcements/Calendar/Poems/Finish Literacy Library Readers/Morning Meeting
8:30-11:30     Read Aloud/ Reading Comprehension Skills/Phonics. Reading Groups and Centers, Writing

11:30-12:00   Lunch
12:00-12:30   Recess
12:30-1:50     Math and Group Rotations
1:50-2:35       CAMP
2:35-3:15       Science/Social Studies
3:15-3:40       End of Day Procedures/Dismissal

 

****Your child will come home with a reader from the Literacy Library on Monday-Thursday. We practice reading it in our reading group.  Please practice reading it at home and then return it the next day. Your child will read a section of it to me individually.  I record any errors and determine what activities I need to include to help them became the best reader ever!! I will call if the book is not returned, because I think it is that important and also because I don't want them to miss out on reading the next book to you at home.

Thanks for your understanding and supporting of these procedures for our Literacy Library books!!

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Newsletter link from First Grade

https://www.smore.com/zrtfy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 


http://www.storylineonline.com/

You can access the above link for incredible stories read aloud to your child.  When your child hears and visualizes such stories it helps develop your child's abilities as a reader.

Math Textbook

www.education.com/games/reading   This site has reading games that teach lessons on vowel sounds, sight words, reading comprehension, and spelling.

www.funbrain.com

www.knowledgeadventure.com 

www.pbskids.org/games/

www.abcya.com

www.Starfall.com

www.seussville.com

www.kids.nationalgeographic.com

www.brainpop.com     User name is lonestarbp       Password is brainpop.

www.howmanysyllables.com
Thank you for providing the supplies for your child from the supply list. I will make sure that your supplies are taken care of and are easily accessible for your child.

I would like to request that you send in snacks. I will provide snacks for the first day in a basket.  Additional snacks can be sent in and your child will be able to select from the snacks available.

 

 

Phone Numbers

LSE Main Line 936-276-4502

LSE Fax 936-276-4501

Principal, Dr. Bartlett 936-276-4510

Assistant Principal, Ms. Lout 936-276-4518

Counselor, Mrs. Krug 936-276-4508

Secretary, Mrs. Terna 936-276-4511

Receptionist, Mrs. Tissue 936-276-4502

Nurse, Mrs. Lemke R.N. 936-276-4509

Librarian, Mrs. Sample 936-276-4525

Cafeteria Manager, Mrs. Keating 936-276-4505

MISD District Office 936-276-4500

MISD Transportation 936-276-2300 

Attendance

If your child is absent, please send in a note within 48 hours of their return to school. If a doctor's excuse is unavailable, parents should write their own letter. Students arriving after 8:15 are counted tardy unless they have a doctor's excuse. Parents, please escort your child to the front desk if they are late.

Transportation Cards

Every student has a card with his/her name on it to use as an "exit ticket" when they leave our building at dismissal time. This helps our staff quickly determine how a child went home (bus, daycare, car rider, parent walk up) in case there are any questions.

Change of Transportation

Change of transportation must include the student and teacher name. You will email the changes and a picture of your I.D. to lse.transportation@misd.org

Lunch Visitors

Guests visiting at lunch must bring their license, wait for their V-Soft sticker, and eat lunch with their child at the Visitors' table in the cafeteria. Visitors are not allowed to provide food to students other than their own child or to invite other students to sit with them. Parents, please hug goodbye and exit the cafeteria 5 minutes prior to the end of lunch so your child can join his/her class for dismissal. Guests may not accompany students to recess. 

***Fathers serving as Watch DOGS may be asked to join the classes to help with recess duty on their day of service.

Birthdays

Every child will choose a book from our PTA for their birthday at the end of each month. We are so excited to give the gift of reading to our students! Thank you, PTA!! We will also have our students introduce themselves and join us for morning announcements and Pledge of Allegiance on their special day. Summer and weekend birthdays will be recognized as well, and everyone will receive a small prize.

Please do not send class treats to celebrate your child's birthday as we have students with allergies and other nutritional concerns. Your child's teacher will help you with a class directory so that you can send invitations as needed instead of passing them out at school.

LSE Voice Levels

0=No voices

1=Whisper

2=Table Talk

3=Strong Speaker

4=Outside Fun

 

Our Mission

Montgomery Independent School District, with an unyielding commitment to excellence, will provide a premier academic program that recognizes the unique potential of each student and integrates the intellectual, social, cultural and physical aspects of learning.  This program will empower each student to become an eager lifelong learner committed to academic excellence, integrity, responsible citizenship and service to others.

 

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