Marlene Vazquez

 

 

Welcome Wildcats to a WONDERFUL new school year 2020-2021!

 

First of all, I want to thank you for giving me the privilege to be teaching your child, I am looking forward to getting to know them and helping them grow into inquisitive and curious scientists. This year will definitely be life changing for us all! I am determined to make the best out of the situation and motivate your child to be the best version of themselves.

 

I will be teaching both face to face AND virtual. I know it will be challenging but I am prepared to be flexible and engaging. This is a learning curve for both parents and teachers, not to mention students. I believe that if we communicate effectively, we can get through this together! Do not hesitate to ask any questions, there's no such thing as silly questions. 

 

I am blessed to be in Oakcrest teaching alongside a wonderful science team AND bilingual team. My 5th-grade science team consists of Mrs.Leach, Mrs.McMullen, and Mr.Lancaster. My bilingual team consists of Mrs.Salinas (ELA), Mrs.Morales (SS), Mrs.Lagos (Math), Ms.Rivas and Mrs.Cervantes.

 

I grew up as a Tomball Cougar. I started school in Tomball Elementary back when it first opened. I went to both Tomball Intermediate and Beckendorf Intermediate during my 5th and 6th grade. I moved into Tomball Junior High and finally graduated from Tomball High School in 2009. I got my Bachelor's from Sam Houston State University. I have previously taught 6th grade in Bryan I.S.D.

 

 

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¡Bienvenido Wildcats a un MARAVILLOSO nuevo año escolar 2019-2020!

 

Antes que nada, quiero agradecerles por darme el privilegio de enseñar a su hijo, estoy ansiosa por conocerlos y ayudarlos a convertirse en científicos curiosos e inquisitivos. ¡Este año definitivamente será un cambio de vida para todos nosotros! Estoy decidido a sacar lo mejor de la situación y motivar a su hijo a ser la mejor versión de sí mismo.

 

Estaré enseñando tanto en persona como virtual. Sé que será un desafío, pero estoy preparada para ser flexible con los estudiantes y que tengan lecciones interesantes. Esta es una curva de aprendizaje tanto para los padres como para los maestros, sin mencionar a los estudiantes. ¡Creo que si nos comunicamos de manera efectiva, podemos superar esto juntos! No dude en hacer cualquier pregunta, no existen las preguntas tontas.

 

Tengo la bendición de estar en Oakcrest enseñando al lado de un maravilloso equipo de ciencia Y equipo bilingüe. Mi equipo de ciencias de quinto grado está compuesto por Mrs.Leach, Mrs.McMullen y Mr.Lancaster. Mi equipo bilingüe está formado por Mrs.Salinas (ELA), Mrs. Morales (SS), Mrs.Lagos (Math), Ms.Rivas y Mrs.Cervantes. 

 

Crecí como un Tomball Cougar.  Empecé la escuela en la Primaria Tomball cuando se abrió por primera vez. Fui a Tomball Intermediate y Beckendorf Intermediate durante mi 5 ° y 6 ° grado. Me mudé a Tomball Junior High y finalmente me gradué de Tomball High School en 2009. Obtuve mi título de bachiller en Sam Houston State University. Anteriormente enseñé 6 ° grado en Bryan I.S.D.

 

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Distance Learning

Hello parents,
 
I will be posting information on your child's Google Classroom. Please check on it regularly as I will be assigning material for them to do during this new remote learning experience. Thank you for being flexible with us, we are trying our best to provide the best learning venue for your child. Stay safe!
 
Mrs.Vazquez

Testing This Week

The TELPAS has finished for our students. I do want to announce that we will be having a Science Interim this Tuesday and Wednesday. It will count as a Major grade. I have told the students to take their INB's home to study since we don't have a review for this benchmark. Please have your child study Units 2-10. Please email if you have any questions! I'll be happy to answer them!

Parents,

We will have a Unit 9 Test next Thursday. It will cover the water cycle, rotation and revolution. A review will be sent with the kids next week. In the meantime, they can practice the topics on Education Galaxy. 

Review

The review has been sent home today, (blue sheet), the answers will be posted in their Google Classroom on Wednesday

Unit 7 and 8

Hello Parents,
 
The Unit 7 and 8 test will be next Thursday/Friday. I will be sending home a review next week and I will post the key on their Google Classroom. 

The Holidays

Dear parents,
 
Students will be closing in on sedimentary rocks this week and pick up through January. The updates for test dates will resume as well.
 
Please review with the students the process of weathering, erosion and deposition. They can also study their notes we've taken in class in their INB.
 
Please continue to check BOTH their Google Classroom and my Edlio for reviews and classwork.
 
Thank you for your understanding. If you have ANY questions, my email is on this web page, all you have to do is click on "Send Email" on the upper right corner. 
 
Have a fun and SAFE Christmas and New Year!

The Final Countdown

Hello parents,
 
These next three weeks of December will be jammed packed. We have a Unit 6 test this Thursday and Friday, the students will take home a review tomorrow. The test will be over changes to the surface of the Earth. 
 
We also have a Benchmark next week starting on the 10th. 
 
The last week of school, we will have a half day on the 20th. 
 
Please let me know if you have any questions.
 
Mrs.Vazquez

Updates...

Hello Parents,
 
Unit 4 test will be on electrical and sound energy, it's this FRIDAY. I will be sending a review home soon.
 
I have also sent HW home, this will be due on Friday. 
 
Also, we will be having a SCIENCE FAIR on December 11. I have posted a Google Form on their Google Classroom for the students that are interested, they will have to fill that out. 
 
Please refer to the newly added Science Fair tab for more information.
 
Thank you.

Coming Up...

We will have a Refraction vs Reflection Checkpoint on Wednesday. We will also have our final test of the first nine weeks next TUESDAY 10/8. 

Checkpoints

Dear parents,
 
I have posted the grades for the Physical Properties and Magnetism Checkpoint. The students were able to use their notes. Checkpoints are daily grades and it gives me the data to assess where your child is and if he/she is understanding the concept. Eventually, I will have them do checkpoints without their notes, so they can build that rigor of studying for tests and quizzes. 
 
Their Unit 2 test will be on Sept 17. Their INB is a great reference tool for studying. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. 
 
Their test will be over the physical properties of matter. 

It's a GREAT first week!

Hello Parents,
 
Your child will be taking home their Lab Safety Contract to be signed and returned on Monday. Homework consists of studying for the Lab Safety test that will be on Tuesday. Their Lab Safety guidelines are posted in their INB, it's the green sheet. Please feel free to email me if you have any questions!
 
Mrs.Vazquez

Whatever It Takes

The kids are ready to take the Science STAAR test TOMORROW. They've been preparing as best as they can and in the end, they'll do whatever it takes to put in their effort and their minds to work.

THIS WEEK ONLY

Dear parents/guardians, 
 
We will have tutoring this WEDNESDAY instead of Tues/Thur. Please have transportation available for your child since we DON'T have late buses on Wednesdays. 
 
The reason behind this is because we have a Robotics Showcase that will interfere with scheduling. 
 
Thanks for understanding! Please note that students are always welcome to come for morning tutoring. 

It's the final countdown...

Dear Parents/Guardians,
 
I do apologize for being M.I.A these couple of weeks, it's been really busy. I do want to announce that I'll be starting STAAR tutoring on Tuesdays and Thursdays up until the week of the Science STAAR. Tutoring will be from 3:20-4:20. We will review units as well as do some practice STAAR questions. The Science STAAR will be on May 15th. 
 
Mrs.Vazquez