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
My name is Tammy Odgers. I am a graduate of Dallas Baptist University.
I taught 3rd grade right out of college, stayed home for 10 years with my own children and returned to teach 1st grade for the past 16 years here at LSK Elementary.
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! ;-)
Things to know:
-School starts at 7:55.
-Students are dropped off each morning (after the first few days) at the sidewalk that leads to the library.
-Students are picked up at the gym doors.
-Dismissal is at 3:25
-Lunch is at 11:15-11:45.
-CAMP/Conference is at 9-9:55 Students must have tennis shoes for gym.
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 practrice 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 3 each week. They are due by Friday. 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 9/3. Depending on how your child is reading, your child will have a book/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.
CONTACT - call front office to get a message to me right away at 972-435-1010. I check my email at my conference time and after school at firstname.lastname@example.org. I would encourage you to join Remind101. It allows me to send messages to your phone concerning reminders, etc.
It's going to be a great year!
Tammy Odgers (Mrs.O)