Madison Crossing Elementary

Mark Of Excellence

Mrs. Hester's Class

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School Phone Number: 601-898-7710


About the Teacher

My name is Lela Hester.  This is my 21st  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 (8), who is a fourth grader at Madison Crossing and Mary Ella (6), who is in first 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     
     March 14 - 18, 2016

  Theme:  Winds of Change/ Storms

Spelling Words:  place       year           live          back        nice

  slice        soon           joy         coin         good

Math Skills:  

·        Adding with 3 addends  Ex: 3+9+4=

·        Introduce Ten More and Ten Less

Language/Phonics Skills:

·        Homophones- Ex: deer/dear, hear/here

·        Introduce oi, oy sound Ex: coin and joy

·        Word chunk -ice  Ex: nice, slice, dice

Homework:  Study the spelling words every night.  We will have the Spelling Test on Friday. Please return your Book-in-a-Bag each day. 

Reading- Comprehension

Math- Adding 3 addends


·        Welcome back from Spring Break. We hope you had a relaxing break.  As we begin our last nine weeks, please help us remind your child that it is important to stay focused because we have much more to learn in First Grade.  Thank you in advance for helping us keep the “spring fever” under control. J

·        MS Agriculture Museum field trip Thursday, March 31st.

·        Mark your calendars for our Fairy Tale Program on April 29th.  Please remember your child will need a fairy tale costume for that day.