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Ms. Dekens

Classroom News

Our class will be PURPLE for field day this year. Please wear a purple shirt for field day which is on Friday, March 7th.

Please sign/initial your students' Hurricane Pride folder daily!

Students should be reading daily at home for a minimum of 30 minutes, responding on their reading log, completing their homework assignments, and completing assignments from school they did not finish.

What We're Learning This Week

Spelling: Unit #25

Language Arts: Adverbs

Reading: Procedural Texts

Math: Analyzing Data (Median, Mode & Range) & Coordinate Grids

Science: Water Cycle & Weather/Climate

Social Studies: United States Turns 50

Save The Date

Event Location Date
Library 3/4/2014 2:00 PM
Hatchett 3/6/2014 8:00 AM
Hatchett 3/7/2014 8:00 AM
Hatchett 3/10/2014 7:45 AM
Hatchett 3/14/2014 2:45 PM
Hatchett 3/28/2014 11:45 AM
Hatchett 3/28/2014 2:45 PM
Hatchett 4/1/2014 7:45 AM
Hatchett 4/2/2014 7:45 AM
Hatchett 4/4/2014 2:45 PM


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Label Reading Response Log.pdf 10/26/2013
Handbook 13-14.pdf 10/26/2013

No Excuses University



Hatchett Elementary is participating in the No Excuses University Program again this year. We are promoting a hardworking college atmosphere at our school and working to excite students about attending college after high school graduation. Each classroom at our school has adopted a different university in the United States. I adopted Clemson University, which is located in Clemson, South Carolina. Clemson's mascot is the tiger and their colors are purple and orange.

About Your Teacher

I have been teaching at Hatchett Elementary since it opened in 2004, and I have taught both fourth and fifth grades. I really love teaching fifth grade because I feel that fifth grade is the bridge that crosses students from elementary school to middle school. I work hard to teach my students how to be independent, organized, and successful students to help them be better prepared for middle school and beyond. I was very honored to be named Hatchett Elementary's New Teacher of the Year for 2004-2005, and Hatchett Elementary's Teacher of the Year for 2011-2012. I received my Bachelor's Degree from The University of Texas at San Antonio, and I am currently earning my Master's Degree from Our Lady of the Lake University.

On a personal note, my husband is a fire fighter for New Braunfels Fire Department, and we have a son who is currently in the first grade. I love hanging out with my family, playing video games with my son, reading books, drinking coffee, taking photographs, and I am also an animal lover - we have three cats and two dogs.

Helpful Links

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NISD's Calendar for the current school year
Elementary menu for 2013-2014
Check grades and attendance for your student