Madison Crossing Elementary

Mark Of Excellence

Mrs. Hester's Class

E-mail address: 
School Phone Number: 601-898-7710


About the Teacher

My name is Lela Hester.  This is my 22nd year of teaching.  I am originally from Carthage, MS.  I received my Bachelor and Masters Degrees from Mississippi State University.  I became a National Board Certified Teacher in 2002.  My husband,  Robert, and I  have two wonderful  children, Carter (10), who is a fifth grader at Madison Crossing and Mary Ella (7), who is in second grade at MCE this year.  I love spending time with my family and friends.  I love college football and tailgating at Mississippi State games! 
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                Hester’s Headlines

                August 8-12, 2016



Theme:  ABC and Me (Self and Family)


Spelling Words:  like         do              he              in               me   

   no            see            you             to               an

Math Skills:  Number sense- counting and comparing numbers 0-20                                  

Language/Phonics Skills:  

·      Beginning Sounds

·      Chunk word –an (Examples:  Dan, man, plan)


Homework:  Study the spelling words every night.  Spelling tests will be given on Thursday of each week.  If your child comes home with a book, please return your Book-in-a-Bag the next day.

Reading: Comprehension Sheet and Sounds review

Math: Number Sense Practice



·      Due to the extreme heat during recess, please send a water bottle for your child to take to the playground. Please make sure the water bottle has your child’s name on it.

·      Your child may bring a sweater/jacket to keep in their cubby if he or she gets cold in the classroom.

·      Parent Orientation- Monday, August 22nd

K-2nd Classroom  6:00-6:30 pm

All Parents—Gym 6:30-7:00 pm; 3rd-5th--Classroom 7:00-7:30 pm


We look forward to seeing you and sharing with you about the first grade experience.