Crystal Harris

Phone: (281) 577-8720 ext. 3253

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

EC-6 Certified ESL Certified G/T District Certified Bachelor of Applied Arts & Sciences from Lamar University Associates of Engineering Technology from Lone Star College

Crystal Harris

Welcome!  My name is Crystal Harris, and I am a wife and mother of three.  My family enjoys outdoor activities, like fishing, boating, and camping, and we take pleasure in watching football games together on Sundays.  We have lived in the Porter area for eleven years.  I am passionate about working with children, helping them to succeed academically and in a future career, and I feel fortunate to find such a caring district like New Caney ISD.

As we wrap up this first semester, we are focusing on analyzing and solving word problems containing decimal numbers and fractions.  We are also practicing multi-step equations using the Order of Operations.  

It is my hope that all of our children have a wonderful holiday season full of love, warmth, and joy.

Parents can help their child with math by:

* Practicing math facts with them using multiplication and division flashcards (Dollar stores, grocery stores, and Wal-Mart have these. Students can also make some with index cards.)

* Using computer-based math programs (Xtramath.org, EducationGalaxy.com, KhanAcademy.org)

* Letting your child cook with you.  Measuring ingredients involves adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing fractions.  (ex. If I'm making cookies and I decide to double the batch, I need 1/4 cup of butter doubled (or 1/4 x 2).  Or if you're measuring cup is missing numbers, like mine is, 3/4 cup is halfway between 1/2 and 1 cup.)  This truly helps children get a visual comparison of fractions related to a whole.

* Letting your child record the prices and add them as you shop for groceries.  Also, when you buy multiples of the same item, they can multiply the price times the quantity.  (ex. 4 cans of green beans x $0.79). This is great for calculating decimals, which is an important skill for 5th grade.

Again, if you have any questions or concerns, please call or email me at any time.