Ellendale Elementary

Susanna House » Welcome to Mrs. House's neighborhood!

Welcome to Mrs. House's neighborhood!

Welcome to 1st grade! I am so grateful to have the opportunity to teach at Ellendale Elementary School. We have so much to learn this year and I am looking forward to getting to know each and every one of you. This website is a wonderful tool for you and your child to see what we are doing in our classroom. On this website, you can find our monthly newsletters, remind messages, spelling words, vocabulary words, as well as photos and important events. Of course, if there is any information you are unable to find or you have any questions, the best way to reach me is through email at shouse@bartlettschools.org or call the school at 901.373.2636.
Important Dates to Remember
12/11: PTA Meeting/Grades 2 & 3 Perform
12/20: Holiday Party 2:00-2:45
12/21: Half Day for Students
12/24-01/04: Winter Break/ No School for Students
01/07/2019: Return to School/Begin 3rd Quarter
If you were unable to attend Curriculum night, no worries! Here are all the slides we showed and discussed. Please let me know if you have any questions. 
So much fun was had planting our pumpkin seeds. We hope to see them sprout in the classroom, and then we plan to move them to our raised garden beds in the courtyard.
Join the Reading Rockstar challenge! Log on to Clever and choose the MyOn app. Read book of your choice for 20 minutes or more each night to become a Reading Rockstar!!!
Here is a link to listen to this week's book If I Ran for President:
First graders were stunned at how light refracts as it passes through some materials. They loved seeing how the arrow changed directions when observed through a glass of water. They also had lots of fun observing all of the colors of the rainbow as light bounced off the cd and back to the wall. 
First Graders had an opportunity to become engineers. They designed and built their own boats. They learned a lot about which materials float and which ones absorb water. They had a great time and made some interesting discoveries!