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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  panda         Hester’s Headlines     penguins

September 14 -18, 2015



Theme:  Amazing Animals/Types of Animals


Spelling Words: from        this           be        have               stop          fish         hop       ant          baby          zoo


Math Skills:  

·        Introduce 2-D Shapes and Attributes

·        Continue addition strategies


Language/Phonics Skills:  

·        Review Interrogative sentences (asking)

·        Introduce Common Nouns (person, place, and things)

·        Word chunk -op (hop, stop, cop, etc.)


Homework:  Study the spelling words every night.  If your child comes home with a book, please return your Book-in-a-Bag the next day.

Reading: Comprehension page

Math: Addition practice



·        See attached note about the Amazing Animals Day t-shirt. Please return your child’s t-shirt size form by Friday, September 18th.

·        If you have not paid the $30 supply fee, please do so ASAP so we will be able to pay for our Amazing Animal day t-shirts and upcoming field trip. Thank you! J

Please save and send any large shoe boxes (the bigger, the better), toilet paper and paper towel rolls and tissue boxes you may have.