Madison Crossing Elementary

Mark Of Excellence

Mrs. Hester's Class

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School Phone Number: 601-898-7710

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Welcome to 1st grade!   We are have a fantastic year with you and your child.  We have many fun and exciting activities for your child to learn and grow. 

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 will begin 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    
tree     Hester’s Headlines          wreath
                        December 8 - 12, 2014


Theme:  Fables/The Gingerbread Man


Spelling Words:  want       also     show        around      rain

   train      drain    cupcake            wet           dry 


Math Skills:  Subtraction Strategy Review


Language/Phonics Skills:

·        Review compound words

·        blends & Long Vowel patterns

·         -ain chunk (brain, plain,chain, etc.)


Homework:  Study the spelling words every night. We will continue 9-weeks assessments this week. Your child may or may not have a book-in-a-bag. If one is sent home, please return it the next day.


Homework:  Comprehension review/Math and Skills review



·        Our class Christmas party is Thursday, December 18th

from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  All parents are welcome to attend.

·        We will dismiss at 11:30 a.m. Friday, December 19th. 

·        The Gingerbread Man projects look GREAT!!! Thank you for helping your child with this as we learn a little about some of the states in the US. Also, we are enjoying reading all of the letters from friends and family about the Gingerbread Man’s travels! The children are having fun tracking him across the United States! Thank you for helping to make this a fun learning experience! J