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A LITTLE INFORMATION ABOUT MRS. McALISTER

Mrs. McAlister graduated in 1988 from McCullough High School in The Woodlands, Texas. She attended Stephen F. Austin State University and graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies. In 2009 she attended Lamar University while teaching in Willis and earned a Masters degree in Education Administration. Mrs. McAlister was CC Hardy's Teacher of the Year in 2004 and was named the Elementary Teacher of the Year for Willis ISD. She was also recognized as a regional Teacher of the Year finalist for Region VI. She has been teaching in Willis for 16 years and has a total of 21 years of experience.

During her twenty years as a teacher Mrs. McAlister has served as a cheerleading sponsor, a seventh and eighth grade athletic coach, 6th grade UIL spelling coach, Spelling Bee pronouncer, fifth grade team leader, a Reading department head, and a safety patrol sponsor.

Public service is a big part of Mrs. McAlister's life. She is currently volunteers with organizations that involve helping children.  She serves as a member of the Special Attractions Committee for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. This committee is responsible for free family attractions at the rodeo including the Pig Races and Fun on the Farm. She says, "It is a privilege to work with children from all over the United States during rodeo."

Mrs. McAlister loves working with all children and seeing them grow both in their academic knowledge and in their social roles. She says, "I love working in Willis ISD. It is a place where everyone cares about kids."
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Recent Posts

December 19. Field Trip Day!

Our field trip is tomorrow...Here are some pointers!
  1. Be here by 8:10 our first scheduled activity is at 9:15 at the museum.  
  2. Please pack your lunch in a disposable gallon zip lock type bag. All food needs to fit inside the bag.  Write your child's name in BOLD letters on the the baggie. This way we can distribute them easily. NO LUNCH KITS.  We will not be bringing food back with us.
  3. NO CELL PHONES!  The chaperones and I will be happy to take some pictures.  Cell phones can be left in backpacks here at school.  I do not want to risk losing a cell phone at the museum.
  4. Wear a Meador or Willis ISD shirt if you have one.  Kids may also need some type of hoodie or jacket they can wear around their waist if they get hot. If you do not have a Meador or Willis ISD shirt try to wear purple, black or grey.  It helps us get a quick count of our scholars.
  5. Students may bring a small amount of money to spend in the gift shop, but can not guarantee that we will have time to stop there.
We have been studying FOSSILS in science and I can't wait to go and see all of the wonderful displays at the museum.   I know we will have a wonderful time.
 
Thanks, 
 
Mrs. McAlister

Science Club Cancelled for 12/14/17

Science Club's December meeting scheduled for 12/14/17 has been cancelled.  Our next meeting will be in January.
 
Thanks for understanding.
 
Mrs. McAlister

Upcoming December EVENTS!

  • Dec. 7 - 12 Days of Christmas - Wear Candy Canes
  • Dec. 8 - 12 Days of Christmas - Wear Jingle Bells
  • Dec. 11 - 12 Days of Christmas - Wear RED
  • Dec. 12 - 12 Days of Christmas - Wear Holiday Socks
  • Dec. 13 - 12 Days of Christmas - Wear Snowmen
  • Dec. 14 - 12 Days of Christmas - Wear Tropical Holiday Clothes
  • Dec. 15 - 12 Days of Christmas - Wear Reindeer Antlers
  • Dec. 18 - 12 Days of Christmas - Dress like an Elf
  • Dec. 19 - 12 days of Christmas - Wear Holiday Shirt
  • Dec. 20 - 12 days of Christmas - Wear Holiday Pajamas - NO HOUSESHOES 
  • Dec. 21 - 12 Days of Christmas - Wear Ugly Holiday Sweater
  • Dec. 22 - 12 Days of Christmas - Wear Holiday Hat
  • Dec. 4-6 Closed Campus for Benchmarks
  • Dec. 7 - 2nd gr Field Trip
  • Dec. 7 - Spelling Bee 6 pm
  • Dec. 8 - Winter Wonderland - Family Fun Night 5:30 pm-8:30 pm
  • Dec. 11-13 Closed Campus for Benchmarks
  • Dec. 14 - Fundraiser Limo/Pizza Party
  • Dec. 14 - Science Club Holiday STEAM
  • Dec. 19 - 5th gr Field Trip
  • Dec. 21 - 3rd gr Field Trip
  • Dec. 22 - Early Release @ 1:40 pm
  • Dec. 25 - Jan. 5  - No School
  • Jan. 8 No school for students
  • Jan. 9 - 1st day of school for students in January

TOMORROW IS A BUSY DAY!

We have the following events planned for tomorrow Thursday 11/17
 
11:30 After lunch we will be having KONA ICE! 25% of the proceeds are donated back to Meador.  Help support us by getting a treat for your scholar. KONA ICE is $3.00
 
2:30 TURKEY TROT!  Come join our speedy scholars race around the track.  Each scholar is running a kilometer!  You can run too, or you can come and cheer us on!  
 
4:35 If your scholar is a member of the Meador Elementary Science Club, we are having our monthly club meeting!  Our theme this month is "May the FORCE be with YOU!"
 
4:35 SPELLING BEE PRACTICE!

MONDAY FOLDER Notification

Howdy!  Monday folders were passed out Tuesday this week.  I was unable to send them home yesterday due to illness.  Please sign the folders and return them to me on October 4th.
 
Please remember we will be building a progress portfolio for each student this year.  Return all papers in the Monday folder so we can build those portfolios.
 
Thanks for your help and continued support.

2017 - 2018 School Year Week 6

We are so happy to have really started the work for this 2017-2018 school year.  This week we will be working on using the order of operations in Math and completing our Science unit on the Properties of Matter (TEST Thursday). We will define new vocabulary for the Force unit on Friday.  
 
We are looking forward to a wonderful week!

Moon Phases Project

 

We have finished recording the Moon Phases for the month of January! Now it’s your turn to come up with a creative way to display the phases of the moon.  Think of a creative way to show the 8 phases, or a way to display the phases as they occurred in the month of January. THIS IS YOUR CHOICE! You may choose to do a “Flip Book”, A Lunar calendar, or some kind of poster or digital display. 

Your projects is due in class on TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7.  You only have one week. A (10 point penalty will be assessed for everyday the project is late)

 When you finish you will need to turn in these three items:

  1. Your Moon Phases recording sheet (30 points)
  2. A paragraph about the moon phases and what you learned by recording them. (20points)
  3. Your creative way to display the 8 moon phases or all 31 days of the Lunar Cycle we recorded in class (50 points)

Have fun with this!    I know you will do a great job. !       ~ Mrs. McAlister