Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science from Dallas Baptist University in Elementary Education and Early Childhood with a Reading specialization. Minor in Psychology/Social work. 1st grade teacher UIL Elementary Coordinator
Mrs. Tammy Odgers
Dates to remember:
February 10th - Folktale reports due
February 12th- Valentines (17), cookies and punch for ball (only if asked)
February 14th - Fairytale Ball at 2pm in the MPS gym.
April 1st - 1st grade field trip to SeaQuest and Omni in Fort Worth
All about me: 2019-2020
Hi! My name is Tammy Odgers. I am a graduate of Dallas Baptist University. My husband and I have lived in the Maypearl school district for 22 years. My son and daughter both began Kindergarten and graduated from MaypearlISD.
I have taught 1st grade in Maypearl for the past 17 years. This will be the first year for Pre-K, Kindergarten and 1st grade to be at the Maypearl Primary School. I am very excited!
I love teaching 1st grade! It is a year of such tremendous growth for the students. We learn so much and have a lot of fun doing it! ;-) I feel very blessed to have your child in my class.
Things to know:
-School starts at 7:55. Students are tardy if not in the room at 7:55. I suggest arriving at the doors no later than 7:45. This allows for students to "settle in" before getting to their class and starting work.
-Students are dropped off each morning (after the first few days) at the sidewalk that leads into the cafeteria. (by the awning and ramps)
-Students will be picked up at the same place as drop off.
-Dismissal is at 3:25
-Lunch is at 11:45-12:15.
-Recess is at 12:15-12:45.
-CAMP & My conference time is at 12:50-1:50.
-Students must have tennis shoes for gym. I would suggest leaving a pair in their backpack if they don't wear them daily. Tennis shoes are also much safer for playing outside.
HOMEWORK: Make it fun! Ideas: Use shaving cream or textured material to practice spelling or sight words. Use beans, leggos, small toys to count up or take away with math. Make flash cards with spelling words, math facts, sight words, etc. and play with them. It really makes a difference. ♥
-Spelling words will be coming home on Mondays. They will be in a clear sheet protector in your child's folder. Students receive a reward for bringing back spelling practice done at home. If your child is struggling, I suggest doing practice a minimum of 3 nights a week. If your child is overwhelmed, pick 3 or 4 words a night for them to write/spell.
-Math fact practice sheets are sent home on Monday. There will be 1 focus page with flash cards for fact practice each week. They are due by Friday. Corrections, reteach pages and/or strategy practice sheets may come home as needed.
Please let your child do these independently. If they are struggling, give them small items to use to count together or apart, a number line (I will send this home). Remind them to circle the larger number and count up/down depending on addition or subtraction. These are all strategies being taught in class. Flash cards are fun to play memory or timing games together.
-Baggie books will be sent home on the 3rd week of school. Depending on how your child is reading, your child will bring home a book or books on their level. If your child is not reading yet, they may have letters to practice sounds and build words. Students need to know the SOUNDS of all letters to practice BLENDING WORDS TOGETHER. These baggie books are to be returned each Friday with the form signed (finished or not). I will return them to finish or give a new book to start.
CONTACT - call front office to get a message to me right away at 972-435-1099. I check my email before school, at my conference time and after school at email@example.com. I would encourage you to join Classtag. I will send home my info at Meet the Teacher. It allows me to send messages to your phone concerning reminders, etc.
We are having lots of fun learning!
Tammy Odgers (Mrs.O)