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 20th 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 third grader at Madison Crossing and Mary Ella (5), who is in Kindergarten at MCE this year.  I love spending time with my family and friends.  I love college football and tailgating at Mississippi State games! 
Carter and Mary Ella    

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February 9-13, 2015


Theme:  Winds of Change/Phases of Matter


Spelling Words:  did        where      may          saw          stand

                    us          shout       them         now         grand


Math Skills: 

·        Review fact families

·        Review counting-on strategy (subtraction)

·        Introduce missing Subtrahend  Ex: 10- ? =7


Language/Phonics Skills:

·        Introduce sounds of ou,ow

·        Word family –and  Ex. grand, band 


Homework:  Study the spelling words every night.  Please read and return your child’s Book-in-a-Bag each day.


Math-Place Value/Fact families



·        Our Valentine’s Party will be this Friday, February 13th, from 11:00 – 12:00.  Your child may bring a valentine for each child in the class. All parents are welcome to attend.

·        If you have not sent $2.00 for your child’s Chick-fil-A lunch, please do so by Monday, February 9th. Thank you.

·        Please send a decorated shoebox (with lid) by Wednesday, Feb. 11th for your child to use at the Valentine’s party.

·        See attached note about OLSAT testing next week.
          We will NOT have school on Monday, Feb. 16th