Phone: (281) 577-8720 ext. 3253
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
Welcome! My name is Crystal Harris, and I am a wife of a loving husband and mother of five amazing children. 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 thirteen years. I am passionate about working with children, helping them to succeed academically and gain confidence in themselves, and I feel fortunate to find such a caring district like New Caney ISD.
As we start this 2020-2021 school year, we face many challenges and unknowns. The certainty that I know for sure is that our school and myself have your child's safety and education as our top priority! My students become my children for the time that I have them. Together we can grow amazing young people.
Your child will see me for Math, Mrs. McKenney for Science and Social Studies, and Ms. Melgar for Reading and Writing. If you have any questions or concerns anytime during the school year, please don't hesitate to contact me through phone (281-577-8720) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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, Freckle.com)
* 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.