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Welcome MES Bearcats!

     

I am truly excited about the 2018-2019 school year! This will be my fifth year in Montgomery ISD as a teacher; however I was a Montgomery Bear, also.  My teaching assignment is 3rd grade Math and Science with Mrs. Riley as my partner teacher. We are going to have a blast teaching our 3rd graders this year! I am excited to be back with little MES Bearcats!

I graduated from Sam Houston State University with my Bachelors degree in Elementary Education. I have three amazing boys.  Sam is 6 years old and is in 1st grade, Leelan is 4 years old and is excited to join our Pre-K class at MES, and baby Bennet was born July 2018.  My loving husband works as a general contractor and loves creating all of my classroom furniture needs. My wonderful mother retired last year from teaching in Montgomery after 34 years.  She is embarking on a new journey and loves being a full-time grandmother. We are a BEAR/BEARCAT family!

LET'S GROW THAT GROWL!!!


My class schedule:

8:00-8:15 Welcome and Morning Duties
8:15-8:30 Morning Message and Switch classes

8:30-10:10 Math with Group B

10:10-11:05 Student Specials/Teacher Conference

Restroom Break/Water Break

11:15 - 11:45 RECESS

11:45-12:15 LUNCH

12:15 - 1:00 Science with Group B

1:00 Switch classes

1:05 - 2:50 Math with Group A

2:50 - 3:30 Science with Group A 

3:30 End of Day Routine and Announcements

3:40 Dismissal



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           As you know, this will be a year that challenges your child!  Our class will be working extremely hard on understanding, learning and memorizing the multiplication facts.  In order for students to be successful this year, a mastery of these facts is crucial.  The math curriculum this year is rigorous, and if your child has their basic multiplication facts mastered it will make future concepts less challenging for them. 

            As we begin learning about the concepts of multiplication we will continue practicing our facts.  Your child will have a weekly multiplication fact log to record their daily practice time and fact set.  This log will be due on Friday as your child’s homework and require 10 minutes of practice per day.  This practice can be completed on a computer game, flashcards, writing out the facts, memorizing skip counting, and/or practicing saying them with an adult.  There are lots of fun ways to learn your multiplication facts.  Here are just a few: www.multiplication.com, www.mathaids.com, www.sumdog.com and you can also download lots of games on your smart phones and tablets. 

            Your child will have a bi-weekly, timed quiz to assess their comprehension of these facts.   In order to motivate our students, we have just introduced our Multiplication Ice Cream Sundae Celebration!  This is an incentive program to encourage students to memorize their facts.  Students will work toward earning ice cream with multiple yummy toppings by mastering their multiplication quizzes with a 90% or above!  You can view your student’s progress by checking their fact chart in their daily folder.   

             Thank you for understanding the importance of family help and support at home.  Having someone at home that not only believes in them, but also helps them reach their goals will make their success that much greater! 

 If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Thank you,

Mrs. Torman

demi.torman@misd.org

(936)276-3600 ext. #83641

Please ask for your child's sign up information.  This method of communication is very important for digital copies, reminder messages, and classroom pictures.  Thank you!

This is a piece of our science curriculum called StemScopedia.  It is a short reading with great vocabulary and extension information from our lessons.  I will post the unit and you may choose to read it at home with your child as a review or for more information.  Please let me know if I can help in any other way.  

Please check in your child's Bearcat folder for their Password Log In information. 


Imagine Math 

Computer Website: www.imaginelearning.com

Click log in, click Imagine math (little boy with glasses icon), log in using information in your child's folder

 

SumDog

Computer Website:  https://www.sumdog.com/

App for Device is FREE under SUMDOG

-This site has math fact practice in game fun format.

Flocabulary

Computer Website: https://www.flocabulary.com/

-This site has fun, kid appropriate song/rap videos for all subject areas and character building. 

 

Fun Brain

Computer Website: http://www.funbrain.com/

- This site has fun reading and math games to practice learning. 

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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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